Scott Bomar is a Memphis-based musician, an Emmy Award-winning Film/TV composer and producer, and a songwriter and engineer of multiple Grammy-winning and -nominated recordings. He began performing in high school at Memphis-area clubs when he formed the group Impala, whose version of the Henry Mancini theme “Experiment in Terror” featured in George Clooney’s directorial debut, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND in 2002. His most recent album with Impala, IN THE LATE HOURS, was described by Rolling Stone as “surf-guitar nostalgia with a minor-key, spy-movie-worthy riffage.”
Scott’s Memphis-Soul-meets-hip-hop score for the award-winning 2005 film HUSTLE & FLOW received critical acclaim, as did his follow-up film project BLACK SNAKE MOAN featuring harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite and Rolling Stones sideman Jim Dickinson. His film scores since then include MISSISSIPPI GRIND, GOSPEL HILL, and the 2019 Netflix award-winner DOLEMITE IS MY NAME.
Scott’s music can also be heard across film and television as the leader of the Memphis Soul group The Bo-Keys, whose songs have been featured in projects as diverse as Paramount’s animated feature BARNYARD, the 2013 De Niro / Stallone comedy GRUDGE MATCH, and the ABC series SCANDAL. He has produced, engineered, or written songs for several albums, including Cyndi Lauper’s Grammy-nominated MEMPHIS BLUES and William Bell’s Grammy-winning THIS IS WHERE I LIVE. Scott is also a former Trustee and President of the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.