biography

scott2Scott Snyder is a highly skilled in-the-pocket bassist who exhibits impeccable intuitiveness and groove. Able to play drums, keyboard and guitar as well, he is a versatile musician, and a natural showman. Scott’s energy and humor consistently infect the band and their audience.

Scott was born and raised in Chicago. He was brought up listening to bands like Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Kansas, Weather Report, and Earth, Wind and Fire; all influences from his older bass-playing brother, Paul’s, record collection, and an early start for Scott as a serious musician. Scott soon found himself very busy playing for several local bands. “Listening to other bass players in my area made me realize why I was so busy. Many bass players sound like guitarists playing bass. Playing bass is knowing when and when not to play. You feel it. If it sounds bad, it feels bad,” Scott says.

Scott later moved to California in the eighties, and immediately hit the streets to network and play in the big hair Los Angeles music scene where he got his feet wet with some of the greats in the industry.

For many years Scott’s main focus was the band Accomplice where he later found himself working with vocalist, Johnny Gioeli, from Hardline, as well as Simon Phillips, of Toto and Nazareth, and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theatre and Planet X. In addition, Scott worked with Josh Ramos on his solo project, “Ramos”, and the CD “Living In The Light,” where he enjoyed working with singer Kelly Hanson of Hurricane.

Scott has also worked in the studio on projects with producer Andy Johns, of Zep, Stones and Van Halen fame, singer Chaz West from Bahnam, drummer Dave Moreno from L.A. Gunns, and Terry Illous of XYZ.

Today, Scott is the permanent member of Great White, touring extensively, and featured on Great White’s 2009 release “Rising.”