Scat Opera

Formed in the UK during the late 80s by Ernie Brennan (vocals), Steve Yates (guitar), John O’Reilly (bass) and Mark Diment (drums), Scat Opera recorded several well-received demos before picking up…
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Formed in the UK during the late 80s by Ernie Brennan (vocals), Steve Yates (guitar), John O’Reilly (bass) and Mark Diment (drums), Scat Opera recorded several well-received demos before picking up prestigious support slots with Faith No More in the autumn of 1989. Though comparisons to that band followed, in truth Scat Opera played at greater velocity and with more precise musical definition. The pieces, however, were not entirely in place until they signed a contract with Music For Nations in the spring of 1990. They made their debut a year later with About Time, recorded at Slaughterhouse Studios and produced by Colin Richardson. A UK tour as support to Gaye Bykers On Acid ensued, before returning to the studio (this time Windings Studio in Wales) with Richardson for a second set, Four Gone Confusion, to be released in October 1992. Again the music incorporated elements drawn from funk (particularly apparent in bass player O’Reilly’s slapping technique), jazz and metal.