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Who are you and where are you from?
I’m Eddie Scott and I’m very proudly from Sunderland. For the purposes of this project, I guess I’m Ice Road Trucker. 

What is it you do?
I write and perform pop songs.

How long have you been doing it?
I wrote my very first really bad song when I was around 15 and I’ve been playing in bands since then too. I wrote my latest really bad song last Tuesday. 

What inspires you?
I’ve been writing and performing for different projects and bands for over 10 years now and in that time my inspirations have fluctuated from Fall Out Boy to Carly Rae Jepsen and everything in between; Randy Newman is the songwriter that has probably had the biggest effect on everything that I do. This new project has been mostly inspired by pop-punk and power-pop records from the 90s, especially Fountains of Wayne. I like making people happy and having fun with my music, that’s the deepest answer I can give to that question.

Tell us about your music.
Ice Road Trucker is just the name given to songs that I’m deciding to sing myself, instead of writing for other people to sing better. I don’t think anyone else would want these songs, so this is the most concrete way of ensuring they are out in the public domain making micro-money from streaming platforms. It’s fun pop-rock storytelling, there’s a weird juxtaposition with the work not taking itself too seriously but at the same time being some of the most earnest songwriting I’ve ever done. I like these songs and I think other people might like them too.

What have you got coming up in the future?
I’m just going to keep releasing music, that’s the plan. I have three more singles waiting to come out and then I guess I’ll go record some more and release those too. I’d like to play these songs live at some point too, if anyone will give me a gig.  

Where can people find out more about you?
@iceroadtruckered on Instagram. I deleted Twitter after finding that it made me sad, and Facebook isn’t real, so Instagram is the only place to find me on the internet. Instagram is for hot people, like me, and sometimes I feel more at home there amongst my virtual influencer peers than anywhere else on the planet. You can also come and talk to me in person, I often frequent The Ivy House pub on a Wednesday evening for the quiz night.

 

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