3 questions with Scott Poley

Scott Poley


Scott Poley is a music producer, songwriter and session musician from Liverpool, UK. In 2007, Scott graduated with an honours degree in Sound Technology from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

Inspired to pick up the guitar by the music of George Harrison and Buddy Holly, Scott is now a highly accomplished player of guitar / pedal steel / lap steel / dobro & mandolin. He has toured, recorded and written music across the UK, Europe and North America and is currently a recommended producer and session player at Parr Street Studios (Liverpool).

Scott can be seen and heard working with artists including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon, manager and producer of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt), Joe Topping & The Vagrant Kings and Cherry Ghost.


1 – What is your earliest memory of music in your life?
My granddad was a musician in the army; he and my dad introduced me to music.  I learned my first chords on my Dad’s old ½ size acoustic guitar.  I remember seeing a clip of The Beatles and wanting to be George!

2 – What album influenced you or your style the most?

2 albums – Revolver (The Beatles) and Couldn’t Stand The Weather (Stevie Ray Vaughan).

3 – What piece or performance are you most proud of to date?

I play some shows with Peter Asher of “Peter & Gordon”.  I used to have a video with their performance of ‘World Without Love’; I loved the sound of the 12-string guitar on the solo.  I’ll never forget the first time I played that song live with Peter.