Over the last 20-something years Scot has had music career on a level only few have experienced but many have dreamed of. “I’m very grateful for the experiences I’ve had, and being able to support my family doing what I love”.
Being a founding member of the pop/rock band Dishwalla and co-wiriting one of the biggest songs of the 90’s “Counting Blue Cars”, Scot found himself playing on the Tonight show with Jay Leno, receiving 1 gold and 1 platinum records, touring everywhere between Woodstock (98) to Diego Garcia (2000 miles off the coast of India) to touring every major country throughout the world over the course of the next 13 years.
Dishwalla signed with A&M Records in 1994, their first album “Pet Your Friends” eventually spawned the single “Counting Blue Cars”. At radio, the single was a tremendous multi-format success as became #1 at Alternative, #1 Rock, #1 AAA, #1 Hot AC radio formats and made into the top 10 of the Top 40 charts. The band grew its base touring the world with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, Jewell, Blind Melon, Gin Blossoms, Styx, Vertical Horizon and many others.
By 1997, the band had earned a Billboard award, “Rock Track of the Year” (against Metallica, No Doubt and Everclear) and was also awarded ASCAP’s “Rock Song of the Year” for both 96 and 97. With Dishwalla, Scot contributed songs to over 20 film and TV soundtracks such as American Pie, Blast From the Past, The Avengers, Smallville, Grey’s Anatomy and Charmed as well as performed as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan Obrien, Craig Kilborn and John Stewart.
Scot has been featured in Bass Player Magazine numerous times and recently made the cover of Bass Musician Magazine. Scot currently is an endorcee of Ashdown Amplifiers and Lakland Basses. Over the last 10 years, Scot has continued to tour with Dishwalla, continues to write and record (co-wrote the new single from The Verve Pipe titled “Crash Landing”) been an active member of the local music scene in Boise, Idaho, and has played numerous recording sessions for independent artists.
Fred (Fredrock) Fischer
Fred Fischer is a fun-loving, highly energetic and entertaining drummer.
Most notably known for his work with rock/hard rock bands, Midline (Gotham Records/ADA Time Warner) and Cure for the Fall (2 songs currently in regular rotation on nationally syndicated Christian radio, Effect Radio) including Los Angeles based X-Drive (Frontiers Records-Italy, producer Andy Johns, world-wide release August 2014).
Fred’s love of drumming is overwhelmingly apparent in his larger-than-life live performances. He has performed over 3,500 concerts, tours in 15 states with 4 different bands.
Fred also has a great love for teaching through an ever growing roster of students at the Fredrock School of Drumming.
Dr. Matt Puzan
Matt Puzan started playing guitar at age six. He soon began picking Bluegrass music on the weekends at local music festivals with his father. Thanks to a stack of Rock albums and an electric guitar left behind by his older sister’s ex-boyfriend, Matt spent his teen years jamming in various garage bands. This led to numerous performances at the many renowned Rock and Metal clubs throughout Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s.
During these years, Matt was also working on his music education earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance, a Master’s Degree in Music Composition, and a Doctorate Degree in Music Theory. It was in college that he worked on his Classical and Jazz chops as well as earning a Teaching Certificate for Public School instruction.
Matt also played on numerous studio sessions in the Southern California area and toured with various Cover and Punk Rock bands. In 2000, he moved to Boise, Idaho, where he opened his private teaching studio. In addition to working with his many students, Matt continues to perform regularly with various Original Artists and Cover Bands around the Boise area.