“The Prince of Funk!”
Where eyes may be the window to a person’s soul, the piercing blue eyes of the young Scott Isbell are the window to a new kind of Soul that pushes the boundaries of modern Pop music to heights of past legends. A proven and passionate performer, Isbell crosses seamlessly from studio to stage to screen, evoking the presence of the Kings of Pop and Soul.
At the age of 4, Isbell became enamored with the rhythm and soul portrayed by an Elvis impersonator. Inspired by the performance, he began to emulate his new-found hero, Elvis Presley through his songs. As he grew, he discovered another King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who fueled Isbell’s curiosity to performing arts, setting his sights high on music. At 12, Scott competed in USA’s Most Talented Kids. Influenced by his heroes and other legends such as James Brown, Isbell was seen as a natural on stage where his signature old Soul of new Pop style began to take shape.
Without an agent or managers and pushed by his desire to perform, Isbell also landed professional acting roles in both TV and film. His acting credits include numerous roles in theater productions, TV commercials and the Emmy Award Winning kids series Aqua Kids – “a great show to be a part of – focused on saving our planet, says Scott.
However, singing became Isbell’s way to creatively channel the frustrations of living with ADHD. His passion for music helped him focus on developing his vocal intensity, fueling his soulful sound. During Isbell’s vocal performance on the Emmy award-winning Community Auditions, Sib Hashian, the original drummer of Boston, applauded, exclaiming: “Dynamite – You’ve got your own style and that’s what you’ve got going for you. You’ve got a great range… You have a bright future ahead of you.”
That bright future included being chosen as one of fourteen talents nationally to perform in Hard Rock Café’s Under 18 Showcase in Boston. Scott Isbell’s commanding presence on stage has propelled him toward the forefront of the Pop music world, opening for Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian and becoming the first teen pop artist to sign with Wu-Tang Management.
Isbell has performed at venues across the United States, including The MGM Grand, Hard Rock Cafés, Disney World, and Foxwoods Resort and Casino. An avid fan of professional wrestling, Isbell also performs at professional wrestling events alongside WWE superstars.
During the summer of 2014 and 2015, Isbell toured and opened for Wu-Tang Clan legend, Cappadonna, and other artists such as Spliff Star (Busta Rhymes), Ne-Yo, Inspectah Deck, Bricksquad, Young Dirty Bastard, and more.
In 2015, Isbell was selected to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and shared the stage with the likes of Raekwon, Cappadonna, and Ghostface Killah.
Online and on the air, Isbell’s music has reached listeners around the globe, including the U.S., Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico and Asia. Isbell’s unique voice attracted the attention of Michael Jackson’s family. Amazed at how Isbell could bring to life Jackson’s spirit in his own, soulful way, Joe Jackson called Isbell “The Prince of Funk.
Today, Scott Isbell is taking his musical ambitions to the next level, studying at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music and now at Emerson College. Scott Isbell’s most viral campaign to date has been his hit song Trumpified, which has surpassed 46 million plays and has reached number 2 in the world on the Soundcloud charts, number 1 on the Pop charts on Soundcloud, and reached number 97 on the iTunes Hot 100 charts. Isbell has raised the bar by assembling an experienced team: Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award winning Music Producer Delroy “D-roy” Andrews; Super producer Jesus “Dr. Zeus” Bobe; Vocal Coach Jaime Vendera praised for his vocal power and coaching methods; Choreographer Kenzie J. Illnest, member of the award-winning Phunk Phenomenon Dance Company; and GRAMMY® Award Winning Songwriter Frankie Storm.