@ Singer and talent scout
Bev Scott-Brown is a hidden vocal gem. Having studied BMus at Wits focusing on Opera and Pop, and being taught by SA Soprano Joyce Barker, this lady is well versed in most musical genres. She performed in “Un Guono do Regno”, “Cossi van Tutti”, “Porgy & Bess”, “Brigadoon & The Gondaliers” whilst at Wits. She won the Norman Nossel Music Prize for best final recital.
Her professional musical career started in Cape Town where she performed the hotel circuit at the Mount Nelson Hotel. She has been performing with various bands over the years, focusing on Jazz and Pop music. In 2002 she joined the Jonny Cooper Orchestra singing Jazz favourites, she was lead singer for Cape Town pop/rock band, Late Final, and currently is a part of Long Street Premium Band.
In 2007 she released her debut album “it’s the little things” which received wide-spread radio play. She was invited to perform for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival for that year. In 2008 she launched the GrandWest Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition which is now in its 8th year. In 2015 she was asked to work with espAfrika and launch their espYoungLegends Bands Competition which will now be an annual event. She joined forces with Kim Kallie for a cabaret debut of “My Significant Other” during that year.
Bev is a performer, organizer, musical impresario and session singer with CD recording contributions to Jonny Cooper Orchestra’s “Just Like That”, “A Portrait of Glenn Miller” and “Swing Dogs”, Pranker’s “Bravo”, Johnny Rays’ “Rockville 2069” and Chris Werge’s “Exposure”. She has many radio jingles under her belt. Bev gives of her time to charitable musical causes such as Inspired Stages and High School Jam with Planet Productions. She runs her company Spotlight Music which focuses on musical production, performances and mentoring. Bev’s charm as a singer lies in her ability to deliver a vocal performance that is honest, unaffected and eloquently understated.