Whether it comes to performing with a band or doing a solo, Scott Walker has always owned the stage right from the start of his career. He is very well known for not only his baritone voice that allows him to fluctuate between tenor and bass, but also for his unorthodox career path. Now let’s have a close look on Scott’s net worth in 2018.
Scott Walker’s Early Life
Scott Walker’s real name is Noel Scott Engel and he was born in the early winters of 1943 to Elizabeth Marie and Noel Walter Engel. Scott has spent his childhood living in Ohio, Texas, Colorado and New York. He was a child prodigy and had begun performing in Fisher’s TV Series and recorded a few songs, “Misery” being the most famous of them all. At the time of his arrival in Los Angeles, Scott had already changed his music taste and direction, he was more popularly seen as the “Continental suit-wearing natural enemy of the Californian surfer”.
Scott had an interest in cinema and literature during his education in art school, was also a proficient bass guitar player and got a work session in Los Angeles while he was still a teen. It was in 1961 when he met John Maus ( John Walker), performed with several other artists and finally laid the foundation for the Walker Brothers in 1964.
Scott Walker’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Scott Walker kicked off his professional band with John Maus and Gary Leeds by his side at The Walker Brothers. They were financially backed by Gary’s father for their first trip to the UK. As a band member, Scott played the bass guitar and provided harmony vocals. The band’s success hit after their arrival in London in early 1965, when their single, “Love Her” with Scott’s deeper baritone in the lead hit the charts. It was during this time that Scott replaced John as the lead singer and attained his pop star status.
By 1967, Scott was already agitated of being the one the band relied on, he once quoted, “There was a lot of pressure. I was coming up with all the material for the boys, and I was having to find songs and getting the sessions together. Everyone relied on me, and it just got on top of me. I think I just got irritated with it all.” Though it was the failure of their last two singles, “Stay with Me Baby” and “Walking in the Rain” that provided as the trigger for Scott to split thereby, marking the beginning of his solo career.
During his solo career, Scott Walker shed off his mantle from the band and worked on four albums, “Scott” (1967), “Scott 2” (1968), “Scott 3” (1969) and “Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series” (1969). Though all of them were quite successful, it was “Scott 2” that topped the British charts. It was also during this period, that Scott worked as a producer as he produced Ray Warleigh’s first album. In 1968, Scott Walker also produced John Maus’s solo single, “Woman”. He reunited with the Walker Brothers in 1975 and produced 3 albums. In the recent times, Scott released his album, “Bish Bosch” on December 3, 2012, which received worldwide glory and acclaim.
Awards and Achievements
Scott Walker has received the Favorite Indie Pop and Favorite Indie Rock for his album, “Soused” in the year 2014. Apart from that, he has produced many chart-busters, like his single, “Love Her” and his album, “Scott 2”.
Net Worth of Scott Walker
The total estimated net worth of Scott Walker is -100 thousand. He has earned all this and more with his inherent singing talent and sheer hard work.
Scott Walker has proved himself as a passionate artist. According to some resources, he is still working in the music industry and might do so for years to come. In short, Scott was and still is the enigmatic figurehead of art rock turned cult pop singer turned avant-garde vocalist.