After a year heavily under the influence of bebop trumpeter Pat Harbison, Scrote continued studying jazz with classic bop guitarist Jack Peterson and then earned a Bachelors of Music Composition under experimental music maestro Larry Austin at the University of North Texas. He started as a freelance touring & recording musician. This led to record producing and music directing for large scale music events.
As a musician and record producer, he has worked with Grammy winners, Oscar winners, legendary performers, and world class artists alike including Sting, Gary Oldman, Seal, Ewan McGregor, Jackson Browne, Adrian Belew, Darren Criss, Corey Taylor, Puscifer, Wayne Kramer, Angelo Moore, Gavin Rossdale, Jerry Harrison, and Daniel Johnston.
In 2016 weeks after David Bowie’s passing, Scrote created an international concert series called Celebrating David Bowie with superstars and local communities coming together on the one year anniversary of David Bowie’s death and coinciding 70th birthday. The concerts took place in London, New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Tokyo. The sold out venues including two nights in the round at the Sydney Opera House. The concerts garnered major press numerous times over several months including features in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, NME, Vanity Fair, and others across the globe. Proceeds went to the Children & The Arts (UK) for arts education for kids in David Bowie’s hometown of Brixton. (http://CelebratingDavidBowie.com). The global concert series continues today.