Scott Bywater is a kind of a music guy who writes a bit: a poet and singer songwriter who plays guitar and dabbles in harmonica and anything else lying around. He writes songs about life, love, destiny and Cambodia. And water, lots of songs about water.
Besides solo work and hosting of open mics, he has his own bands Moi Tiet, The Riverside Raybans and the Scoddy Acoustic Trio, and has a Thursday residency leading The Extraordinary Chambers at Oscar’s on the Corner in Phnom Penh. He was a founding member of The Cambodian Space Project, Joe & the Jumping Jacks, Channthy Cha Cha and the WASH collaboration.
His 1987 acoustic album Myself is available at Bandcamp.com [scoddy.bandcamp.com/album/myself. His new full-length full-band album, From shore to shore, is scheduled for release in 4th of January 2018.
His poetry, now encompassing seven volumes and counting, can be found as it happens at thesilverpepperofthestars.wordpress.com.
From Shore to Shore
Features performances by Kak Channthy (Cambodia Space Project, Channthy Cha Cha), Marianna Hensley (The Hensley Trio), Conrad Keely (Trail of Dead) and many others. A collection of songs largely covering the songwriting years 2007 to 2014.
- Toothpaste and gin
- The Love Bank
- Guernsey Girl
- Doing what needs to be done
- Stuck inside of Phnom Penh with the Memphis Blues Again (It’s not the Mississippi, it’s the Mekong)
- Phnom Penh Driving School
- Who is the greater fool
- Gambling heart
- Better man
- The Long Division
- Lost along the way
- In my dreams
A quick flick through From Shore to Shore
30 years later, former Tasmanian singer songwriter Scott Bywater returns to the music racks with From Shore to Shore, a full length, full band album recorded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia