Featured Artist: Scott W Simpson 26/11/19

Scott is a familar face at the Acoustic cafe and well known amongst the Warrington music scene. He was always on the list for a featured slot with us, and already confident in his songwriting and performing ability I thought ‘Movie Night’ would be a great chance to see a different side of him.

Fuelled only by a decaf latte (he had an early start in the morning) and topped by his trusty orange hat (also becoming a popular feature at the open mics) he began to seranade us with his own self declared sad songs. Scott’s vocal melodies danced elegantly with his guitar playing, leading us through his sorrowful tales and yearnings of better days. He certainly has his own style, and although he has the power and ability behind his voice to project accross to Manchester, he chooses to hold back, singing with occasional slight crescendos which draw back in, like gentle waves on a still day. This only adds to the emotion of Scott’s music and feelings of hopelessness.

The set moved effortlessly through to his Movie Night cover; Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen from the film Donnie Darko. A song about life, death, God and fate. What else? The song suits Scott’s style perfectly and seamlessly sandwiched between his own material, it really felt like he could have written it himself. An unfaultering performance, other than a slight outburst of laughter to remind us all that we were there in the room with him, watching live.

We can’t wait to have him back. I certainly cannot wait to see him play again. Come along to the Acoustic Cafe on Tuesday nights and there’s a good chance you will see him!

Scott recently released his single ‘St. Margaret’, which was also performed on the night. You can listen to the single on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6hCzRDPMtjTUwWpPUMH0ba?si=X0Q9eMKxQLC18F3rwHid-Q

See Scott’s cover of Killing Moon here:

Review by Scott Laywood

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