Weekend Musical Diversion: Jeff Scott Soto

March 6, 2010

As a passionate rock and roll fan, I can listen to guitar players all day.  Give me Beck, Clapton, Vai, Satriani, Lynch, Santana, Buddy Guy and even James Taylor…the list goes on.  But when it comes to rock and roll singers, there are few that I like as much as Jeff Scott Soto.  Huh?  ‘Who is this guy?‘ you’re wondering.

Jeff Scott Soto has been singing in a number of bands since the mid-1980’s when he came onto the scene playing in guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen’s band.  He enjoyed a short stint as Journey’s lead singer a few years ago, has toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has fronted a long list of hard rock and funk bands.  Roughly a year ago, he came out with a solo album called Beautiful Mess (not an affiliate link) and this song, “Hey” is probably my favorite.  It’s high energy, upbeat and has positive lyrics and a very catchy chorus.

If you’re looking for a little extra pep in your step, give a listen and have a great weekend!

1 Lori March 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Hi Tim,

This guy can rock it! I found myself nodding my head and tapping my toes to the floor.

And you’re exactly right, I felt a little more pep in my step as a result of the video. And the lyric, “…start believing, every thing’s going to be all right; there’s no need for you to sit inside of who you want to be…”


Thanks Tim.
Another jewel to add to my treasure chest of Tim’s finds.

Have a great weekend!

2 Tim March 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Hi Lori: It’s good to hear you liked the tune…it’s one of the catchiest upbeat songs I’ve heard in a while. I’ve been fortunate, also, to see Jeff live with a band called Soul Sirkus perform at a small club…and he is a high energy performer! I really love and miss rock music that’s upbeat…like a lot of the stuff from the 80’s (I never thought I’d admit that). Anyhow, thanks for stopping by and rockin’ out. Have a great weekend!

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