BAND DON DIXON ROBERT KIRKLAND MARTY STOUT
SCOTT DAVISON ROD ABERNETHY
SCOTT DAVISON BIO
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Scott started playing drums in high school, but didn’t join a band until moving to Chapel Hill to attend the University of North Carolina. In 1972, he joined musician and vocalist Steve Ball’s band in Raleigh. Some personnel changes resulted in the dissolution of the group by the end of that year, when guitarist, former member of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Ed King was invited to join Lynyrd Skynyrd. He, of course, went on to enjoy national recognition and co-write “Sweet Home Alabama” and other Skynyrd tunes.
Scott re-connected with Ball in early 1973. The new iteration of the Steve Ball Band was a tight, southern rock outfit featuring Ball’s distinctive vocals and the talents of guitarist Mike Deep. Atlanta-based GRC Records signed the band to a recording contract and they cut a respectable album, but it was never released. Scott moved on in August 1974. The day he left the SBB, he heard about the Arrogance drummer’s chair being vacated. For Scott, opportunity only had to knock once!
After Arrogance stopped touring in 1983, Scott formed his own band and released the single “Plastic Elvis,” a German version of his “Velvet Elvis,” in Austria. The original version of “Velvet Elvis” had earlier been featured on the “Welcome to Comboland” compilation album.
In addition to his percussion duties with Arrogance, Scott plays with Robert Kirkland in Kick the Future
and with former Fabulous Knobs vocalist Debra DeMilo in the 10-piece DeMilo with Arms