Red Carpet Interview
Performer – 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards
Doug Scofield is a composer and actor, known for In Bed with My Books (2003), Trifling with Fate (2000) and The Reality Trap (2005).
Doug Scofield – influenced by such legends as The Beatles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and The Eagles. From his early workhorse days as a New York City singer/songwriter to his current role as film scorer and leader of rock/pop band Doug Scofield and the Evolution, Scofield strives to create music that is both accessible to audiences and unpredictable in style and lyrics.
In 2008 Scofield teamed up with co-producer/writer Ryan West (Jennifer Lopez, P. Diddy, Bette Midler) and drumming legend Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel) to release Mortal’s Point of View through Rock & Reality Records. Singles from the album earned Scofield awards for National Artist of the Year (2007 Hollywood FAME Awards) and Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year and AAA Male Vocalist of the Year (2006 Los Angeles Music Awards). Mortal’s Point of View has sold more than 10,000 copies since its release in January 2008, and tracks have received airplay on Internet and FM radio stations such as Fame Games Radio and The Global Virtual Radio Show.
On Mortal’s Point of View, Scofield tries to avoid writing songs about simple romantic love. You’ll never hear Ooh baby, I love you and other popular subjects. Instead, he relates his own experiences and unique worldview. Some songs are meant to be funny (Makes Me Wonder), and Hunt You Down is about species extinction.
A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist who attended The Julliard School of NYC and the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Scofield recently completed scores for the award-winning film In Bed with My Books and Trifling with Fate (recording released in 2000 through Ironic Records). Scofield’s scoring styles are diverse, ranging from Shakespeare-meets-Mozart to Phillip Glass-plays-James Taylor.
Scofield played keyboards and sang backups for The LIGHTS, a group whose 2006 album Walk On Razors (Ivory Pistol Records) received wide critical acclaim. Other former bands include: Fast Fingers, Uncle Willi, Guilty As Sin and The Newsmakers, with appearances at New Yorks’ CBGB’s, Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End, Webster Hall, and West Hollywood’s The Whisky A Go Go.