Andy Scott (guitarist)

James Paul Andrew "Andy" David Scott ( * June 30 1949 in Wrexham / Wales ) is a British musician, songwriter and producer and longtime guitarist for the rock band The Sweet.


Born in 1949 in North Wales, Scott grew up with three siblings. He first graduated from junior high school, after which he served an apprenticeship as a banker. Then he began his career as a musician.

Initially, Scott played in various bands such as missing links, Silverstone set, The Cool, Scaffold and Mayfield 's Mule bass guitar, later, towards the end of the 1960s, he took over the Elastic Band singing and playing lead guitar.

1970 Scott came on a display in the British musician newspaper Melody Maker, in which a guitarist was looking for a " promising band ". After an audition he came to The Sweet, was lead guitarist and boss of the band, which was the most commercially successful British glam rock group of the 70s.

In 1978, the disputes with the previous singer of the band, Brian Connolly, too large and this was excluded from the band. The success of Andy Scott and the two remaining members of The Sweet went back.

After 1982, the breakup of the band was announced, it came in 1985 to the reunification by Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, drummer of The Sweet, and a few other musicians.

The cast changed frequently from now on, Scott was a permanent member of the band. He also tours today with Pete Lincoln ( lead vocals, bass) and Bruce Bisland (drums ) under the name The Sweet.

1971 Scott married his girlfriend, the couple divorced later. On October 14, 1972 their son was born. On July 1st, 1991 Scott married again; This marriage was also divorced.