Mike Scott

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Mike Scott


Artist details

Birth Name: Mike Scott
Date Of Birth: -
Occupation: guitar player
Endorsement(s): PRS Guitars, EBS Pedals, Ovation guitars, Hughues & Kettner
Activity with Prince: 1996 - 2001, 2004, 2006 (as guest), 2012 - 2015.
Live Performances
First live appearance w/Prince:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
With Prince:
With Prince’s Associates:
Self Productions with Prince:

Mike Scott is an American musician born and raised in Washington D.C. who worked with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis in Minneapolis for 12 years before joining The NPG in 1996.

Scott toured extensively with Prince from 1996 to 2001. In 2004, he returned as guitar player in The NPG for the Musicology Live 2004ever Tour. After a 8-years break, Mike Scott was incorporated back in The NPG for the "Welcome 2 Chicago" shows.

Musical Career
Early Life

Mike Scott started playing guitar in Washington D.C. local clubs by the age of 13. After graduating from the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts he began a career on tours with Juicy and Peaches & Herb.

Early Musical Career

Relocating to Minneapolis, Scott worked with Sounds of Blackness before becoming a session guitarist for Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who put him to work on albums they were producing, amongst them: Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight and Janet Jackson. He worked for them for 12 years.

Work With Prince

In 1996, after Jam and Lewis moved to Los Angeles, Mike Scott was asked to join Prince's band for rehearsal sessions. Shortly afterwards he was enlisted as guitar player in The NPG and remained an on and off member ever since.

After Working With Prince

In 2007 Mike Scott joined Justin Timberlake’s band (together with John Blackwell) as lead guitar player for the FutureSex/LoveShow tour. Scott also performed in Timbaland’s band in 2010 for the Shock Value II tour. He’s also performed live with Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Maroon 5, Jermaine Jackson and Alicia Keys.

Current Work

In 2009 Mike Scott replaced Jef Lee Johnson as guitar player of fusion jazz quartet Ursus Minor.

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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