Don Scotti is back.
A native New Yorker who spent nearly thirty years working in Hollywood’s motion picture industry in movie marketing, he has, at last, come home to Brooklyn.In his luggage were nearly twenty years of non-fiction memoir writing, marketing awards, trunks of photography, original oil and acrylic paintings, twenty-six music tracks recorded in Los Angeles during his final months on the West Coast and his cat, an orange tabby, named Red.
From a family profoundly musically inclined, Don Scotti has been singing since he was a kid in grade school. Don grew up on a steady diet of his parents Big Band Era record collection and Sinatra, through to vestibule harmonies, Rock ‘N Roll, Motown, the British Invasion, California’s Beach Boys, Jersey’s Boys, Dylan, folk rock, Stevie Wonder, the Philadelphia sound to disco, new wave, punk and grunge to his younger brother’s proclivity for indiscernible obtuse jazz recordings that caused neighbors to bang on risers and radiators to ‘keep it down up there!’ In his teens, Don was lead singer and guitarist in a band that performed concerts in the New York area and was signed by World United Recording Studios releasing songs on Fontana and Amy Mala Record labels.
Don moved into acting and appeared in musical theatrical productions both on and off Broadway and in many cabarets and clubs in New York and Los Angeles.
During his years in Los Angeles, Don was one of the founders of the Hollywood Master Chorale (formerly the West Hollywood Chorale), performing with the chorale as a first tenor and soloist for fifteen years, serving administratively in various capacities and as President for two years. The Chorale performed in many venues in Southern California including Zipper Hall as well as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center, in many concerts with full orchestral accompaniment from Mozart to Freddie Mercury, Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Vivaldi, Verdi and Puccini to Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim, Broadway and beyond!
MOOD SWINGS marks Don Scotti’s return to recording as a solo artist and is a collection of favorites addressing the many complex aspects and shades of love and relationships.