Shaley Scott's style is a blend of pop/rock with a twist of acoustic-soul. Playing both piano and guitar--she likes to switch it up in her live shows, going back and forth between both instruments. A little pop, a little rock, and little soul, and a little blues...something for everyone.
Shaley was born and raised in Fort Colins; A trained dancer and a self-taught musician--she's been performing since the age of 5. She entered the Colorado Academy of the Arts, where she would train every day after school. "I had originally wanted to be a dancer, or be on Broadway," Shaley says. "I use to teach tap and jazz, and loved it." But, Shaley started writing songs on the piano in her spare time, and landed a spot on a local cable channel, where they started featuring her original music on tv--at only age 14. From then on, her songwriting became a priority in her life.
She continued to train with the Colorado Academy of the Arts, and was a part of a 1940’s song and dance troupe that toured the United States as well as Europe, and even opened for Chubby Checker . . . "That was an experience, for sure," says Shaley. "Meeting such an icon from the early Rock and Roll movement was such a pleasure, and it was the first time I really got to see first hand, the impact music can have on people. Here was Mr. Checker, on stage almost 40 years later--still touching people’s lives; Truly amazing."
Shaley got a music scholarship to Colorado State University, and entered college as a music major. "I had always been the over-achieving type in school, and had prepared for that moment since I could remember. But, when I finally got to college, it was as if there was a voice inside me, telling me I needed to be somewhere else." So, Shaley packed up her car, and moved to Los Angeles.
Upon her arrival, she started co-writing, worked with a few indie labels, sang in radio spots, and had her music placed in the indie film "Art House," which went on to the Aspen Comedy Festival. Shaley has since been a finalist for NBC's short-lived web talent series "Star Tomorrow"-where David Foster commented on her great talent. She was also a finalist on Los Angeles Radio Station STAR 98.7's "Be a Star" contest, with Ryan Seacrest--where Donny Osmond told her she had "star quality." In addition, Shaley has been featured on many radio shows, had many songs placed in Indie films, and even jumped back into her theater/acting roots and starred in such films as “The Apocalypse”, “Invasion of the Pod People”, “Transmorphers”, and “The Hitchhiker”.
Most recently, she sang a featured song in Sony Picture’s "Smurfs: The Lost Village," starring Demi Lovato and Julia Roberts.
Shaley continues to pursue the world of music placement and publishing, as well as co-producing and touring live.