Scott Nicol is a passionate pop/rock/Americana singer, songwriter, composer and energetic entertainer from South Ayrshire, Scotland. His music is heartfelt, with inspirational lyrics behind his songs. Scott has been writing music for most of his life and performing throughout Europe and the U.S.
Some of the places he has toured include London, Sweden, France and the U.S. - performing in Houston, New York, Nashville and throughout Wisconsin. He has performed in theaters, supper clubs, cafes, prisons, schools and on large stages - sometimes opening for other large artists. He has also played for a variety of charitable events.
Scott performs as a solo acoustic artist or with his bands The Limitless Sky - his European band - and the Luminous Storm - his United States based band. He has won several competitions throughout his career and has been invited to audition for The Voice in Europe. He has several of his song with publishing companies in Nashville, Florida and Wisconsin.
High Velocity - June/July 2014 Update
Exciting days and times for the 'Limitless Sky'.....yes indeed!!!
'Velodrome', the official video by Martin Bone has just gone live at www.youtube.com/scottnicoltv. And 'The Silent Youth' video.
The City At Night....April /May2
2015..What an Adventure...Musically it is looking Great!!I am working with an amazing new Scottish Artist called Chloe Marie. I helped to write her debut single' Without you in the Frame' which is just out on Itunes. The video for it has been filmed by the talented Photographer/Director Martin Bone and is now on www.youtube.com .We have finished her follow up track' Changing' which is sounding awesome and has a summer vibe!! I feel priviledged to be working with such a talented singer/songwriter at the outset of her career .My music Business ' Possibility Screams' continues to flourish. I teach Guitar/Songwriting and I have a real passion to raise up the next generation of Artists and pass on my experience. It is Happening!! I have two residencies at the moment and play regularly at Weekends. This is working out well!!...I am still doing gigs, Mostly solo acoustic shows at the moment but the 'Limitless Sky' are very much alive and kicking...in fact we just played at a 'Live Recording 'of one of our Concerts on the 29th of March .This was held at Revival Radio Station in Cumbernauld. I was really honoured to be asked to play this show !! You will be able hear it in the days to come at www.revivalfm.org .On the night 'The limitless Sky' rocked it up along with some wonderful guests..Samuel Gallacher from EssGee Productions(who produced Chloe's Track)...Lins Honeyman...Chloe Marie..And Violinists Jen Watson and Karen Henderson...it was a Epic Night. I have just recorded the track 'The City at Night' . I feel passionate about this new song and it sounds Majestic. I cut an Acoustic version also at Sam's Studio.It will be on Itunes and Eatacd.com soon with Video. I may record other new songs' Rhymes against Crimes' and 'Shooting for the Moon'!!.. Looks like I will be working with 'Rookie Rock Stars' in the very near future. This is a wonderful initiative bring music with a positive message into Schools. I will tie this in with my Business' Possibility Screams'..Well as you can see a lot is Happening in 2015....I am hoping to be playing Festivals this summer and be in the USA this year playing shows..You can always find me at www.scottnicol.us and Facebook Scott Nicol and the Limitless Sky...Twitter Scottnicol 101...www.youtube.com/scottnicoltv...watch out for Chloe's new tracks and videos...She was on STV Riverside tv show..which was amazing!!!You can also catch us on Itunes...you will find her on Facebook also...As I said' What an adventure' 2015!!!.......Scott Nicol xx
High Velocity Album Launch Augus
High Velocity Official CD Launch Night
August 15th 2014
What can I say!!!!What a night it was, Friday 15th Aug 2014!! Scott Nicol and the Limitless Sky celebrated the release of their new album 'High Velocity'!!! Already out in the USA during my solo tour in July, it was now Scotland's turn. I chose Ayr Beanscene as the venue. It really is a lovely place and I love the art décor and especially the black/white long wall of books that provided the amazing backdrop for the artist's.
Erin Mcevoy kicked off the concert in some style, five original songs. This girl is sensational - only about 16 years, she surely has to be a future star! She wowed the already packed venue. Next, myself, my bass player Ramsay Stewart on harmonica and Karen Henderson on violin played a rendition of Bruce Springsteen's 'The Promised Land' complete with Ramsay's soaring backing vocals!!!
Next up was Elisa Poli....another young girl, this time playing to her 'home' crowd....Elisa is really great and showed her original songs were as good as any cover she did!!
Sean C Kennedy came up next and played four originals....All of which had major hit written all over them....Sean is a class act!!
We had an amazing audience, not just in turn out, but in spirit and support, encouragement and warmth. We had some 'celebrities' in the midst also, the great photographer Martin Bone, who also directed 'Velodrome 'and 'The Silent Youth' videos for us. Willie Stewart Photographer and the Mighty Chris Bannerman and assistant Liam who 'filmed' the entire show and will be releasing footage on Wednesday 20th Aug on YouTube.com. Special mention must be made to Allister Dickson who was wonderful on the sound and must have been the hardest worker there on that evening!! Some media people were present also, Caroline Johnston from Eatacd.com/Ronnie Mcghie from Irvinebeat fm/Cheryl Scott from KA Radio/Julien Crispin from Revival fm.... I also want to thank the Beanscene staff who were really great that night!
It was time for the 'Limitless Sky' to take the floor....opening with 'High Velocity' (of course) with some extraordinary violins from Karen Henderson and Jen Watson. Richard Hamilton was immense on drums, Ramsay solid as a rock on bass and b.v.'s and David Marshall sounding better than ever with his searing and scorching guitar licks!!! The very wonderful Chloe Simpson and Unoma Okudo joined us on vocals and were incredible, we even had John Duffy join us playing the 'bouzouki' on 'Factories'. We ripped through an eight song set and tore the roof off with closing song 'Electric City'.
The night was still young and Chloe Simpson came up and played four beautiful songs, three originals and one great cover 'mash up' - she is great.
Last but not least was John Duffy, who is the producer on 'High Velocity' and Simon Atkinson plus some musos who had already played and Martin Henderson who grabbed the bass and joined in, they were all wonderful.
The Limitless Sky plus guests closed the whole night with a very spontaneous version of Kings of Leon Song 'Beautiful War'...It was electrifying and had the whole Beanscene on their feet and proved to be an amazing end to a most memorable night! Thanxxx to all who came and made it so special!!!!! Xxxx Scott Nicol!!!!