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Scott Michael Cavagan is a solo artist hailing from the North East of England, whose unique blend of visceral and emotive rock with huge chorus and pop sensibilities have made him a regular on local radio, seen him collaborate with The Stereophonics’ Jamie Morrison and had him feature on ITV’s This Morning. His debut album ‘21st Century Love’ released in 2019 via Sapien Records included a raft of special guests including The Stranglers’ Baz Warne, The 1975’s John Waugh and The Ordinary Boys bassist James Gregory to name but a few.

For Sapien Records’ tenth anniversary we caught up with the exquisite songwriter and asked him to tell us all about his dream show….

My dream show would be located in Times Square, New York, my favourite city, I can just imagine turning the corner to be met by the bright lights and tall building forming the perfect backdrop for the stage. The smell of hotdogs, coffee and waffles, and the sound of sirens and the overriding feeling of excitement and joy in the air. Me and the lads would be on first, I’m not putting this show on without some kind of self promotion, so we would play an opening set of our greatest hits ha ha! Next up, well I couldn’t put on a dream show without putting on my favourite band so the Manic Street Preachers would be on next playing a selection of songs from each of their albums dressed in full army apparel. Next would be Oasis, the line-up that promoted What’s The Story Morning Glory? playing their first two albums in full, I just watched Supersonic again lately and it’s still mindblowing to remember how big they actually were. As the headliners begin to group together backstage, I would have Queen playing a greatest hits set, now I have to admit I can’t say I am a huge huge Queen fan, but if you want a band to come and entertain a crowd you have to have the greatest frontman of all time there. Lastly, one I know comes up alot on these kinds of things. The Beatles. Joined on stage by Billy Preston on keyboards they would rip through a selection of songs from each album, picking those songs is a difficult task in itself. But I think a set of Beatle songs from the start of their career up to the end would be ‘FAB.’ It is still a dream of mine to see Paul McCartney live, I know he has his critics these days but to see an actual ‘Beatle’ live? Wow!

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