Oldham musician overcomes disability to release debut EP

An Oldham artist with ADD, autism and dyspraxia has overcome obstacles to release his debut EP this week.

Artist Scott Magnus, 27, has released his debut EP, “Comeback Stronger,” which deals with the theme of overcoming challenges and dealing with obstacles.

An EP launch party will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd April at ’33 Oldham Street’ in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Scott struggled with several jobs due to his learning disabilities and memory problems.

Scott overcame obstacles to make his EP.

When he was younger he wanted to be an actor, but after he started acting school he realized it wasn’t for him.

Speaking to the Oldham Times, Scott said: ‘I was struggling to really find my place in the world. I tried a lot of jobs and it didn’t really work – it wasn’t really good for me.

“I did my best – just with things like my memory and following instructions and stuff like that – I just wasn’t suited; it really shook my confidence.

“It got to the point where I didn’t really think I could do anything.”

The Royton-based artist, who sings in his native Mancunian accent, has amassed over 30,000 views on his YouTube account, and his single “Lone Wolf” has racked up over 76,000 streams on Spotify.

Scott’s debut single ‘Diamond In The Rough’ has been well received by his audience and over 15 music publications – hailed as an ‘intoxicating track’ by the publication Ear milk.

Feeling demoralized and hopeless after being unable to progress in the workplace, Scott hopes PE will encourage people to succeed despite their limitations.

Scott started learning guitar at age 11 and writing songs at age 15.

Over the past two years, he has doubled down on making music: “I tried to up my game in terms of video editing and the content I put out, and I built my social networks.

“Eventually after a year I had written quite a few songs and started recording them at a studio in Blackpool with a producer called Tngey.

“I wanted to do something a little different; I feel like the music needs to be pushed forward, we need to do something different.

Scott’s debut EP “Comeback Stronger” is available to stream here. Tickets for the launch party cost £7 and are available from Skiddle.

The Oldham Times: The cover of 'COMEBACK STRONGER'.The cover of ‘COMEBACK STRONGER’.