At an early age, Scott Rose was drawn to the Arts and Entertainment industries. From being cast in a Star Trek episode at just five, to hosting concerts at the legendary Peabody’s Downunder in his then hometown of Cleveland in his teenage years, the multi-instrumentalist/songwriter has experienced it all after his decades in the industry. A California native and re-deploying from Ohio to Los Angeles in 1999, Scott then began his music career and was quickly cast into the alt-metal act Erase The Grey (Universal-Republic Records) as the keyboardist, percussionist and back-up vocalist before finally returning to Ohio to write the music for a new project that would become Rikets, in which he would be the lead singer.
Rikets would feature members of Nonpoint, Dope, Switched, Breaking Benjamin, Pro Pain, Powerman 5000 and Skinlab among others, recording two albums via Corporate Punishment Records, where he served as default A&R for the label, and Koch/Entertainment One. During this time, Scott began working in the music department for Warner Bros. under Gary LeMel, in the Music For Film department overseeing various assignments. Rikets then took their show on the road and along the way opened for Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Hell Yeah, Nothingface and many more. The band’s “Designer Drug Hell” was also placed in the motion picture “Emerging Past.”
Taking time off from Rikets 2010-2020, Rose focused on his beloved hobbies, such as building race cars and fishing, as well as focusing his attention on songwriting for various projects, including Havala (Southern Rock/Modern Country) and Sleazy (Hard Rock), along with esteemed writers/players, such as Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Creed), Ben Schigel (Switched, SomeKindOfWonderful). Mark Lorenzo (Southbound 75) and BG Simpson (Anchored). From these projects, Rose’s co-write, “Friend of the Bride,” would be cut by Southbound 75 with Nashville producer titan, Bill McDermott, and contribute drum samples for Kelly Nunn (Underoath, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster).
Currently, Scott splits his time between Ohio and Florida while writing and recording material at Spider Studios (Machine Gun Kelly, Drowning Pool, Chimaira) for a new Rikets release, as well as serving as A&R for Godsize Records (InGrooves/Universal).