Scott Butler - bass and vocals

Scott grew up in rural Michigan. Early music influences were his older sisters' record collections (Elton John, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, etc) and nights spent huddled under the covers with an AM radio, listening to distant pop stations. In 6th grade, after hearing Van Halen's first album and Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" for the first time, he got his first guitar - a Sears "Airline" Strat copy with a snazzy sunburst finish - and an old Heathkit amp. When Scott first picked up the guitar, he copied his guitar hero Jimi Hendrix, and taught himself to play "upside down and backwards", flipping his right-handed guitar over and playing it left-handed with the strings reversed. Within the past year or two he's become a "switch hitter", and can play either way (he prefers to play Seth's material "rightside up"). Scott has played bass almost as long as he has played guitar, and was in a number of mid-Michigan bands before moving west.

Scott has a massive music collection, is a fiend for rock trivia, and listens to just about everything. His bass and guitar influences include Eddie Van Halen, Joni Mitchell, Vernon Reid, Jaco Pastorius, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Metheny, Chris Squire, and Paul McCartney. Scott plays a Fender Jazz bass and uses Ashdown or Roland amps.