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Scott Collins is wildly eclectic, blazingly virtuosic, and fearless in making bold connections between far-flung musical influences. His playing is both finely-honed and utterly unpredictable, whether shredding on distorted electric, sculpting ambience with digital processing, or navigating lines on a bare-bones acoustic. His work (as both a player, teacher, and writer) draws on deep creative, conceptual, and philosophical influences, but never loses sight of its emotional impact.”

— Andre LaFosse

Latest News


Currently going on!!

  • Finalizing the I Come From The Mountains EP release
  • Prepping for the Bentmen Show in Somerville, MA at ONCE (February 9th 2018).
  • Mixing my new solo acoustic release
  • Prepping new Embe Esti material for upcoming shows
  • Developing lesson material for my new online course

Currently out in the world -  Three EP releases in 2017!

KoriSoron, Triad (
The Rough Hewn Trio, This Is The Rough Hewn Trio (
Embe Esti, Live In The 518 (



Previous events

The Bentmen - LIVE with CMB

Once Ballroom, 160 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA

ONCE Somerville presents The return of Bentmen with CMB (Casey Desmond)

$15 advance / $18 day of show

8pm doors / 9pm show time

Physical tickets are available at: A Curated World by Kay McGowan 160 Highland Ave Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm


The Bentmen -- the legendary Boston ensemble known for apocalyptic live shows that unleash a sonic and visual mashup of tribal alt-rock and theatrical performance art -- reunite for their first full performance in 11 years at Somerville’s Once Ballroom on Feb. 9.

Co-founded by frontman William “Des” Desmond in 1984, the enigmatic group wreaked havoc across the local music scene into the ’90s and ’00s, playing venues from Chet’s Last Call to the Institute of Contemporary Art -- and leaving tens of thousands at the Mass-Cann Freedom Rally on Boston Common dazed and confused by the band’s provocative presentation.

Every Bentmen show is a one-of-a-kind event incorporating new stage designs, props and costuming, and the Once show will incorporate a broader group of alumni/guests. The band also plans a Bandcamp re-release of PATIENT ZERO -- which includes guitars from former band member Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure) and guests Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Talking Heads) and David Tronzo (Lounge Lizards, Club d’Elf) -- to mark the recent 20th anniversary of that album, which includes such classics as “Swanee” and “Bloody Benders.”

The group last appeared onstage for a stripped-down 2014 set at the Brighton Music Hall, joining such other reuniting bands as the Flies, Men & Volts and Anastasia Screamed in one of several shows that celebrated college radio station WMBR’s Pipeline! At 25: 50 Years of Boston Rock.

Bentmen progeny Casey Desmond will open the Once show, sharing the stage with her parents for the first time. Casey has recorded with bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and performed for 14 million viewers on the inaugural season of NBC's “The Voice.” Her newest project, CMB, explores the darker side of electronica with a wall of lush grooves and hypnotic vocals.

Tickets for the Once Ballroom show are available in advance at Ticketfly. (

“Long before Blue Man Group, there was Bentmen!” -- The Boston Globe

“One of the most outrageous rock shows in the country!” -- The Village Voice

“Excellent musicianship… supremely weird stage show!” -- The Boston Herald

“Even I wouldn’t wear what those f***ers were wearing!” -- Steven Tyler


KoriSoron Duo at Troy Music Hall

Troy Music Hall, Troy

Scott & Dean Perform as part of the Music at Noon series at Troy Music Hall.


KoriSoron with Sahba Motallebi

Le Poisson Rouge, NY, NY

KoriSoron on Friday, March 11th 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge, New York, New York with Persian Tar/ Setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi


Second Annual Winter Warm Up Shake Up (WAMC Benefit)

The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY

KoriSoron at The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY – The Second Annual Winter Warm Up Shake Up – a show to benefit WAMC with SubSlab and the North and South Dakotas.