Scott was born in Creston, Iowa, to Floyd and Janet Nesbitt and is the older of two children. His interest in music started in grade school when he took piano lessons and continued to grow throughout junior high and high school chorus.

 Scott became interested in sound and lighting in junior high when he built a light show for his friends' band. He also used his light show to help another friend, who had a sound system that he used to DJ dances around the area. When this friend decided to call it quits, Scott purchased his sound system and began to DJ at local events.

 Then, during the early 1980s, a couple local bands heard about Scott's light show and asked him to do some shows with them. He settled in with The Last Band on Earth, his first working band, running his light show and the band’s sound system. He learned a lot his first couple years as the band opened up for and provided production for bigger acts such as Head East, Ruby Starr and the Grey Star Band, and Badfinger, for which Scott also ran sound. After his first band, Scott hit the road, running sound and lighting for Labyrinth from Pella, Iowa. It was with this band on his first outing that he made the first of his many stops in South Dakota at Sioux Falls' Pomp Room.

 Scott's next break came when he started running sound for the Nebraska Band, where he got his first chance to use a larger, more professional sound system in a variety of venues such as ballrooms, larger clubs, and many outdoor concerts throughout South Dakota and surrounding states.

 He worked with various other bands also during the early 1980s.  One of them, Lydeon Dor, played the Pomp Room for a record three weeks in a row. In early 1985, Scott joined Ivory, a South Dakota favorite, and learned considerably more about the world of large-scale production as he first ran lights and then sound while traveling around in a 40-foot semi filled with production equipment. It was then that Sioux Falls became his home. In the early 1990s, Scott worked for Gourley’s Pro Audio while mixing various area bands and being one of three owners of a small sound and lighting company known as Big Tone Productions. Later in the decade, he was the house sound technician at the Limelight Club in Sioux Falls, where he got to mix a diverse variety of music from blues to Zydeco and everything in between. Scott also did a long stint with Rude Awakening, a popular local band, and as the band got progressively better equipment, he learned even more about his field. In the early 2000s, Scott worked with a number of bands, including: White Hot & Blue, Stranded with Norman, Jukebox Zeroes, Rock & Roll Damnation, and Ramrod Hamster. He also worked for Dakota Entertainment and then Dakota Pro Sound, Lighting, and Stage. Currently, he is sound technician and production manager for a ZZ Top tribute band, ZZ-3, as well as sound technician for Guilty Pleasures Orchestra.  He also helps whenever needed with local benefit concerts.

When he isn't making bands sound great, Scott enjoys staying active with two local model railroad clubs and spending as much time as possible with his two adult children, Sara and Justin.



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