I started the Scott Amendola Band in the spring of 1998 as an
outlet to realize myself as a composer and bandleader. I'd had
the composer's bug for a long time, but had been very intimidated
by composing. I finally decided to buckle down and get the music
out of my head that's been swirling around for a while. My music
goes from being groove-oriented to ballads to totally free, through
composed pieces to sketches.
The Scott Amendola Band is my outlet for compositional improvisation.
The first record represents a starting point for a long journey
-- a never-ending journey of expression, conceptual journeys, revelations,
emotions, and creativity.
I've realized a way to express myself beyond the drumset which
is unbelievably rewarding. Blood, sweat, tears. Pain and love.
Fortunate passion realized.
A band is the sum of its parts, and I've learned how to think
in terms of the parts and compose accordingly. It's a challenge
that constantly pushes me to find myself and be more and more honest
with who I am.