About Jon Scott

Jon’s musical journey began as a child in Lagos, Nigeria. His influences were in the kaleidoscopic clash of sounds of the Nigerian city streets. Everything from Frank Sinatra and The Beatles to Abba, and the local Afro-Beat.

He was greatly influenced by Fela Kuti as a kid: “I just loved the way he laid down a groove. The Afro-Beat thing was very special and unique… a man creating a whole genre for himself. But I also liked Abba’s melodies. Then there’s Marvin Gaye, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson…”

Like Bob Marley said: “One good thing about Music is when it HITS, you feel no pain”; and Stevie Wonder said: “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand”…

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