Bass player Scott Martinez (Alice Sweet Alice) discovered music in the woods of Maine at a very young age. Sitting around a campfire with his Grandfather, someone pulled out a guitar and started singing. Drawn in through the eyes of a child, Scott was amazed at how something so simple could be so powerful. Growing up in the San Francisco bay area, Scott took guitar lessons for a very brief time, and then started his musical career as a skate punk – playing in punk bands on borrowed equipment in the San Jose area, switching to bass guitar. A bit of musical success came in 1989, when his band Autumn Cathedral (AC) released their debut album “Asleep Within Waves” on Vinyl, CD and Cassette. AC made it into Michael Levine’s book “THE ADDRESS BOOK”, 7th Edition, released in 1995.
Scott’s current group Alice Sweet Alice was started in 2007, and since then has released 4 albums. ASA has had great success overseas, where via their eastern European distributor “AMAdea Records”, Alice Sweet Alice has consistently remained at the top selling status with their entire catalog. Scott’s influences are Billy Sheenan, Mick Karn, Geddy Lee, Lemmy Kilmister, Andy Rourke and Steve Harris. Many of Scott’s songs use the Phrygian dominant scale.
More about Alice Sweet Alice at their website – http://www.alicesweetalice.com/