Scott Bradoka is on a mission to restore instrumental music to its rightful glory. Scott’s latest release, Never Been Cool, is an 18 track collection featuring 14 previously released tracks and 4 new studio tracks. Scott also has a new EP with the instrumental band, dubiousWISDOM, featuring 6 tracks with Scott and Steve Kalafski on guitar, Glen Radomski on bass and Scott Williams on drums. His last release, Everything, is a 2 CD/1 DVD featuring 4 new studio tracks, 2 live tracks from Prague, Czech Republic, 2 hip-hop remixes and 26 remixed and remaster tracks from previous studio CDs. The DVD features 5 songs recorded live at The IceHouse and a tour of some of Scott's guitar collection. Scott also published a coffee table book featuring over 100 guitars from his collection. His live in the studio CD, Live and Loose, was called the “Best Live Guitar Fusion Album of 2004” by 20th Century Guitar magazine. The CD features many songs from Scott’s previous albums including his critically acclaimed 2003 studio effort, Create Your Own Reality, which was produced and co-written with Eric Bazilian (Grammy nominated songwriter, Joan Osborne, the Hooters) and features a guest appearance on guitar by Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart, Billy Squier).
Supertramp guitarist, Carl Verheyen, produced Scott’s first two jazz-fusion releases, his debut Without Words (1994), and his sophomore, Swamp Party (1997). Both releases were well received by press and fans alike and earned him an even greater respect among his peers. The release of Pulse in 2000 saw Scott’s transition to the smooth jazz genre as produced by keyboardist Tim Redfield and studio guitarist Richard Smith (Richard Elliot, Dan Siegal).
Scott has toured extensively with his own band, The Staggering Evil Geniuses, and has also played as a member of Eric Bazilian's solo band. Scott and band have spent the past few summers overseas opening tours for Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Dicky Betts, Lee Ritenour and The Hooters. Most recently, Scott has co-produced ex-Sheryl Crow guitarist Todd Wolfe's new CD, Stripped Down at the Bang Palace (recorded at Scott's Bang Palace studio), co-produced a Mel-Bay instructional drum CD with Scott Williams, co-produced and guested on the Evan Hall Band's debut CD, Four Fried Chickens And A Coke. Scott can also be heard as a writer, player and producer on jazz vocalist Douglas Powell's CD, Just Listen.
He is a member of Taylor Guitars’ artist program, and an endorsee of RJS Amplification, Rocktron, Seymour Duncan, B-Band, SIT, and Axsak products. Scott was also included in Tune-Up Magazine’s “Top 20 Guitar Recordings of 1997” and Sidewalk Entertainment’s “Best of ‘97” list. Scott was voted “Best Jazz/Blues Guitarist of ‘99” by San Francisco radio station KOFX. Scott was appeared in the October ’98 issue of Guitar World article featuring independent artists and in the Polish guitar magazine Gitara i Bas.
Discography: dubiousWISDOM (2012) Never Been Cool (20012) Everything (2009) My Collection (2009) All You Want From Me (2008) Live and Loose (2003) Create Your Own Reality (2003) Pulse (2000) Swamp Party (1997) Without Words (1994)
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"best live guitar fusion album of 2003!" -Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar
"Scott Bradoka's guitar is as true a voice as any in contemporary music... and more believable than most." -Eric Bazilian, Grammy nominated songwriter, The Hooters, Joan Osborne, Ricky Martin
"Scott Bradoka is an extremely sensitive guitarist, displaying a keen touch to go with a rich, bluesy tone and impeccable phrasing and timing. I look forward to hearing more from him." -Alan Paul, Guitar World
"Guitarist Scott Bradoka won over lots of guitar fans with his first three solo albums including two sets produced by guitar great Carl Verheyen. On his latest album, Create Your Own Reality, Bradoka is joined by the gifted producer and multi-instrumentalist Eric Bazilian and the result is Bradoka's most accomplished and melodic album yet. Kicking off an atmospheric fusion jaunt entitled "X2000," Create Your Own Reality proceeds with an impressive range of modern, high-tech guitar instrumental terrain even including a rockin', jazzy instrumental of Brian Wilson's classic Beach Boys melody "California Girls." Trading off hot guitar licks and sharing compositional credits on a number of tracks here, Bradoka and Bazilian receive like-minded support from drummer Scott Williams and there is even an appearance from guitarist Jeff Golub. In the spirit of guitar masters like Beck, Morse, and Howe, Create Your Own Reality is a near perfect sounding and thoroughly inventive guitar instrumental album." -Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar magazine
"Scott Bradoka's brilliant third release, Pulse, puts him right along side some of his heroes and contemporaries like Jeff Golub, Carl Verheyen, Craig Chaquico, Steve Lukather, and Richard Smith as one of the leaders in the contemporary guitar field...this recording is full of catchy melodies, tight funky rhythm parts, impeccable tone, interesting and focused compositions and solos, and some tight ensemble work from the supporting musicians. With an additional twist, the fun factor, which is something that is lacking on many instrumental recordings.
"Overall, this disc is a very excellent recording from one of the freshest voices on the modern guitar scene and it certainly says that as a guitarist and solo artist Bradoka has plenty to offer the world of music, and hopefully more to offer in the future." -Darin Scott, Tune-Up Magazine
"Though Bradoka is in complete control of his instrument, playing with a smooth mastery, he rarely hits the listener over the head with his prowess. Instead, he fits his guitar into a set of well-arranged instrumentals, often trading licks with producer Carl Verheyen. Bradoka certainly has what it takes to follow Verheyen's path to session-musician success, but his spot-on playing, excellent melodic sensibility and knack for penning hummable lead lines also indicate that he could blaze a path through smooth jazz radio." -Alan Paul, Guitar World
"Scott Bradoka wields an axe to watch in the very rich and growing power rock-jazz crossover..." -Hilarie Grey, JazzTimes
"He is an extraordinary musician, someone who could be called an acrobat of six strings." -Roberto Guarnieri, Millerecords, Italy
"Scott combines a clean contemporary jazz sound with exceptional musicianship to create a very enjoyable variety of material. Bradoka possesses the same smooth sound and technique heard in the playing of guitar greats Robben Ford and Eric Johnson." -Mike Haid, Fuse Magazine
"Scott Bradoka is one of the hottest young players out there. His maturity, fluency in many styles, and his compositional flair are way beyond his years. As a player, Bradoka has embraced studio guitar legend Michael Thompson's three T's - touch, taste, and tone, and as a stylist and composer, Scott has absorbed the concepts of the top fusion and studio guitar titans and made them his own...this is pure inspired music at its best." -Darin Scott, Tune-Up Magazine
"...great melodies, mature solos...Swamp Party is the perfect album to listen to early Sunday morning. It goes well with OJ and the morning paper." -Dale Titus, Bass Frontiers
"This album (Swamp Party) will appeal to all fans of tasteful guitar playing and is a highly recommended addition to your collection." -Carl Roa, Guitar 2001 Magazine
"Bethlehem guitarist Scott Bradoka has a real heart, if Pulse, his latest disc from Speechless, reveals anything about him. ...Bradoka creates a mesmerizing mesh of rhythmic sound that lets you relax while exulting quietly in the feel of the life force pumping through your veins." -Dave Gaskill, The Morning Call
"Bradoka skates across musical genres, spinning a rich fabric of jazz/fusion styles that leaves colors dancing around your head...Bradoka creates melodies that linger like sweet dreams." -Todd Dawson, The Express-Times
"...reminiscent of Jeff Beck's albums from the 70's...a well produced, unpretentious album that contains enough licks to satisfy any guitar head, and avoids self-indulgence to satisfy everyone else." -Gerry Coleman, Sound Check Magazine
"...I can't imagine better music to listen to if one were cruising on a sunny day with the top down." -Andre Calilhanna, MAPPS Magazine
"Keep your ears open - Scott Bradoka has a lot to play." -Patrick O'Donnell, The Express Times
"Scott Bradoka's 2nd release, Swamp Party, spotlights this extremely talented guitarist/producer that is definitely hot on the heels of such greats as Eric Johnson and with a subtleness (that will soon explode) of Joe Satriani." -Alex Louazil-Graber, KOFX 90.9, Oakland, CA
"Scott's experience shines through in his music. It's not like anything I've ever heard before, and believe me...it's refreshing!" Tori Thomas, WZZO 95.1, Whitehall, PA
"In a time where most instrumental guitar music is a flurry of overplayed notes, shredding, and whammy bar hysterics, Scott Bradoka's music provide a tasteful alternative. Being a confident and sure fingered guitarist who lets the music breathe seems almost like an oxymoron today, but a listen to either one of Scott's CDs will tell the listener on no uncertain terms that such an idea is one within reach, and easily attainable for Scott. He treats the music with respect and makes for a great time listening. But I can still find fault...I wish the CDs were longer! I want more!" -Michael Anthony-Smith, WRVV 97.3, Harrisburg, PA
"Scott Bradoka's Without Words is an upbeat guitar album that begs to be played loud and often." -Mitch Barnett, Instrumentals Of Rock radio show
"This is one guitarist who actually paid attention in music theory class." -Lorraine Gennaro, Rockpile Magazine
"It's not about spotlighting his style, technique, or chops. It's about the way his music makes you feel when you listen to it. Without Words is a little bot of rock, country, new age, and blues all rolled into one." -Terry Wickham, Guitar 2001 Magazine