A handful of musicians with Wellesley roots are up for Boston Music Awards. So if you’re fans of any of them, visit the BMA site and vote by Nov. 19.
Among them is Air Traffic Controller, whose lead guitarist is none other than Wellesley High music teacher Steve Scott. ATC’s song “Hurry, Hurry” is up for Song of the Year and you can see the video below. Scott, who has been teaching at Wellesley High since 1997 and had both of the other musicians we mention below as students, describes himself as a multi-instrumentalist. In addition to playing guitar for ATC, Scott performs on keyboards, does backing vocals and writes the string arrangements for a lot of the band’s songs.
Cam Meekins, who headed to the West Coast to pursue his music career after graduating from Wellesley High in 2011, has been nominated in two categories: Best New Artist and Hip Hop Artist of the Year. (We discovered Meekins a couple of years back and he played a concert on the Town Green last year.)
Says Scott of Meekins and Blacker: “Cam and Sarah were both outstanding students of mine in Music Technology classes, and they were both actively involved in other areas of the Performing Arts including choral groups and drama productions. In both cases I could tell they were really driven kids that had a passion for music and songwriting. I’m really thrilled to see how successful they are now, and that they’re getting such wonderful acknowledgement for their hard work.”
The Boston Music Awards event takes place on Dec. 2 at the Liberty Hotel in Boston.