Scott Hommel picked up the guitar at the age of 12. Following 2 years of professional lessons, he progressed as a guitarist by playing along to Led Zeppelin and Metallica albums. He studied the guitar for four years in high school, taking part in winter recitals and performing solos in many of the works. He formed his first band in high school, playing guitar and singing in a 3-piece modern rock band. He continued his musical education in college, studying classical music appreciation and music theory. He also graduated from the Audio Institute of America with honors. Writing and recording as a solo artist for many years, he eventually began playing small clubs and open mics which led him to his next band.
Invisible Republic, a southern rock-oriented band, played many of the larger venues in the Baltimore area and released their debut album “Eleven” via an independent label. After playing with the band for over 6 years, he was hired by The Cheaters, another area band, following the recommendation of a mutual producer. Playing bass and singing harmonies and backup vocals in both bands, Scott continued to play solo acoustic gigs as well. With the Cheaters, Scott played many venues in the northeastern region of the U.S., including Bally’s Mainstage in Atlantic City and the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, opening for Bret Michaels. Scott continues to write, record, and pursue his various musical projects to this day.