Tom Scott Profile

Sam Smith
24 Sep 2019

When you think about the history of New Zealand hip hop over the last 10 years in terms of era-defining artists, not many more people stand out ahead of Tom Scott. From Home Brew to @Peace to Average Rap Band to Avantdale Bowling Club, Scott has been everywhere within the local rap scene, supporting and influencing an entire generation of budding rappers

Tom Scott was born in the UK into a musical family. His father, Peter Scott, is a jazz musician who played with the likes of Dr. John. In 1987, when Tom was three, his family emigrated to New Zealand. 

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Home Brew - Basketball Court
Tom Scott.
Photo credit: Promotional image
Avantdale Bowling Club - Old Dogs ft. Langi Brown
The Shack, where Last Week, Summer Ale and Home Brew's first album were written.
Home Brew. From left: Tom Scott, Lui Silk, Haz Beats. 
Tom Scott, Haz Beats, and DJ Pay Dirt. 
Tom Scott
RNZ: Tom Scott accepts the 2019 Taite Music Prize, 2019
Tom Scott with his father Peter Scott, at the Under The Shade release party, Plaything Gallery, Newton, Auckland. 
Home Brew on the NZ Herald Sundae Sessions, April 12, 2012
Young Gifted and Broke. From left: Teymore, Haz Beats, Lucky Lance, WES, Lui Tuiasau, Tim D, Hone Be Good, Tom Scott, Jamie McCready, Tony Teez, Lui Silk, and Air Stab.
Avantdale Bowling Club / Tom Scott - Red Bull Music
Tom Scott at the Carwash gallery, upper Queen Street, Auckland, 2011.
Tom Scott and Lui Silk, while playing support for Oddisee on K Road, Auckland.
Tom Scott with @peace, Splore, 2012.
Photo credit: Timothy Flower
@Peace - Matter (2014)
Tom Scott
Average Rap Band press shot, Melbourne, 2015: Tom Scott and Lui Tuiasau.
Avantdale Bowling Club - Years Gone By (2018)
Tom Scott at Tom Gould’s house after the 'Good God' video was shot.
Six and out: Lui Silk (wicket keeper), Tom Scott (batsman), and Haz Beats (spin bowler out of shot). 
Tom Scott
Tom Scott with @peace, Splore, 2012
Photo credit: Timothy Flower
Tom Scott with the Young Gifted and Broke collective, at the release party for a digital magazine they made called ‘Something’, c. 2013.
Tom Scott, at home in Avondale. 
Avantdale Bowling Club album, 2018.
The Odd, The Beautiful: Tom Scott
RNZ: Avantdale Bowling Club - F(r)iends (August 23, 2018)
Home Brew. From left: Lui Silk, Tom Scott, Haz Beats. 
Tom Scott and Lui Tuiasau. 

Young, Gifted & Broke

Years Gone By