There aren’t too many soul singers who can say they own their own legal firm! Sure, plenty have had numerous run-ins with the law and too many have had lots of causes to enlist lawyers, but to the best of my knowledge, Nigerian-born, London-based JON SCOTT is the only soul man who is a fully fledged lawyer with his own company.
Though obsessed with music, “my learned friend’s” mum and dad wanted their son to have a “proper job”. Jon says, “Music has always been the first thing. The lawyer part… I just fell into it, basically. You’re supposed to have a career and my parents invested a lot of time and effort into that. So I compromised. But I never stopped gigging.”
So, after 20 years of living for music, this legal eagle decided to take his art as seriously as he could, and self-released his 2008 solo debut album ‘Some R Beautiful’ and a Balearic beats-influenced Summer 08 EP. Jon immediately found a growing audience for his brand of mellow, feel good pop-soul, and got straight on with making album number two, – ‘Flow Like A River’. Jon’s now all set to release a third album – ‘Perfect’. The set is heralded by the very Marvin Gaye-ish floater ‘I Dream Of You’… an ultra sensual summer groove with a chorus hook to die for and some fab sax work!