Aiden Schofield is a melodic pop singer-songwriter originally from Manchester England, but now lives in The Sunshine Coast, Australia. At 14 he taught himself to play guitar and began to try his hand at songwriting. That same year, he formed his first band; Innovation, with friends from school. Three years later, Aiden had developed a sense of confidence on stage and a better understanding of what it takes to be in a band and work together as a unit. At 21, he joined The Buddy Holly Tribute Show as a guitarist and vocalist, playing around the Sydney and North Coast areas, to a wide variety of audiences. One year later, he joined covers band Big Bam Boom, which drew crowds of over 1500 people, and Aiden became comfortable playing to a large crowd. Throughout his early band experiences, Aiden was continuing to develop as a songwriter. After about two years with Big Bam Boom, he decided to form an original band, Who's Joshua?, which later became Josh. Josh was very successful, winning local band competitions, as well as the 1995 Australian Triple M Homegrown Competition. The success of Josh resulted in a professionally produced 4 track CD; Cool Pedestrian, national radio airplay, articles in Sydney newspapers, appearances on Sydney radio, a spot on Australian Foxtel TV and live performances. Unfortunately Josh disbanded and gave way to Aiden's next band Cupboard. Cupboard's first accomplishment was to record a 12 track CD of original material, which received favorable reviews from record companies and the public alike. This CD brought them to the attention of Australian producer Peter Blyton, (Midnight Oil and The Choirboys) Cupboard then attracted management and traveled to Los Angeles to write and record. From there, Aiden and Cupboard travelled to Nashville to write with prominent songwriter Chris Pelcer (Coyote Ugly Soundtrack) and Al Sostrin from Universal Music. Next, they headed to Memphis to record with producer/engineer, Greg Archilla (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul). During this time Aiden wrote many songs for Cupboard. After returning from the USA with valuable experience, Aiden continued to forge new ground with Cupboard, who received airplay on Nova 96.9 and performed live on C91.3, two prominent Sydney radio stations. Cupboard didn't last forever though and disbanded in 2003. Aiden then recorded a 6 track EP with the band Kynaphonic which was again well received. Aiden recorded the jazz/swing CD; All Jazzed Up. He has also released 10 pop albums; Self Titled, The Illusion Of Perfection, Damage, Juxtapose Vol 1 & 2, Crystallize Vol 1 & 2, Best Of, Organic and Moving With The Times Vol. One, Moving With The Times Vol. Two, Best Of - Acoustic. All currently available on iTunes, Spotify and other online stores around the world. Aiden has several videos on Youtube, released a Beatles Tribute Album and has several songs featured in the 2009 movie Off The Ledge, including She's Out Of Reach. Before moving to Queensland he also fronted the Sydney based three piece band Monday Be Damned and included some of his original recordings into the live sets. Aiden has just dropped his new double album; The Pier. Get it now!
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