Welcome!

Welcome to the website for musician Scott Nadeau. Scott is the lead singer and bassist for the Chicago rock band The Million Reasons. He is also half of an R&B/Soul/Blues duo with singer Elisa Latrice, where he is a guitarist and background vocalist. As a solo artist, Scott is an accomplished singer/songwriter, having released one full-length album and four EPs. He is heavily involved in the Chicago local music scene and loves to get up on stage whenever and wherever he can.

This website is still under construction, but feel free to look around. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact me (Scott)!

upcoming events

1/18/19 - Elisa Latrice - Untitled - Downtown Chicago, IL - 8pm-11pm

1/25/19 - The Million Reasons - Downstairs at Subterranean - Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

2/21/19 - TBA - Downtown Chicago

news

1/12/19 - The Million Reasons @ SubT Downstairs and
Untitled Supper Club with Elisa Latrice!!!

The next couple weeks are gonna keep me busy with lots of music! Next Friday night, January 18th, I'll be singing behind the lovely and talented Elisa Latrice at Untitled Supper Club in River North, downtown Chicago! I've been looking forward to this show for a while, and it's gonna be quite the show! We've got a phenomenal band including Larry Brown Jr. and Jackson Shepard on guitar, Derrell Lowe on the drums, and last but certainly not least Jeremiah Hunt on the bass. We'll be playing three sets throughout the night of some incredible songs, so make sure you slide through for this hot show on a cold January night!

And speaking of hot shows, the following Friday is going to have an amazing lineup of rock bands rocking out the downstairs of Subterranean. We're joining Pale Lungs, Whale Bones, and Authentic Pines for a great night of music! Tickets are just $8 for this 17+ show, and you can buy tickets at Out Of Context's website at oocchicago.com. Friday nights in January are gonna rock! Check out the poster for Subterranean below, and I hope I'll see you at these shows!

 

1/1/19 - Happy New Year 2019! + This weekend in Chicago

Happy New Year to all! Wanted to extend my warmest seasonal wishes to all of my fantastic friends and family and fans. And just for a quick update, there are two chances this to see me perform live in Chicago. The Million Reasons are headlining Beat Kitchen for the second time this Friday night with some fantastic local rock bands. Bubbles Erotica, The Wistful Larks, and the best local band I saw in 2018: Sugarpulp starting the show. It's gonna be a fantastic night and I can't wait to get back up on that stage. You can pick up tickets at this link here.

And this Saturday January 5th, I'll be playing a nice, long, solo set at one of my favorite rooms in the city Uncommon Ground Devon. A great night of solo artists will include special guests Emma Grace and Quinn Cassell. The show kicks off at 6:00pm and you can reserve a table by calling Uncommon Ground at (773) 465-9801. See you this weekend, Chicago!

 

12/26/18 - New Show! Solo @ Uncommon Ground 1/5/18!

Happy Holidays to all this season! This year, I got to spend some much needed time off with family in New Hampshire, and I'm excited to get back to Chicago to start preparing for a busy January full of shows. As a quick recap, The Million Reasons will be at Beat Kitchen on the first friday of the year (January 4th) with Bubbles Erotica, Sugarpulp, and The Wistful Larks. Tickets can be purchased by following this link. The Million Reasons will also be playing Downstairs at Subterranean on Friday January 25th. The show hasn't quite been announced yet, but it's being presented by our friends at Out Of Context Productions and is sure to be a bangin' lineup. I'll also be playing guitar with Elisa Latrice at Untitled Supper Club in River North downtown Chicago on Saturday January 18th. And you can reserve a table by following this link.

But the real reason for this website update today is that I have a brand new solo show coming up quick at Uncommon Ground Devon! I'll be playing a solo set on Saturday January 5th at the Edgewater Location. It's a $10 cover and the night of music will begin at 6pm. We're still putting it together and working out all of the details, but it'll be quite the night of great acoustic acts from around the city! Stay tuned to Uncommon Ground's official website for more details and check out the poster below! Happy Boxing Day!

 

 

12/3/18 - My Top 10 Songs of 2018

What a year it has been. The Million Reasons released some fantastic singles, I played a bunch of shows with TMR and Elisa Latrice, I made a triumphant return to Grill One Eleven, and there's plenty of music in the oven still for 2019! Also there were tons of GREAT songs that came out this year, it was kind of hard to narrow them down to just ten. But I've done it below. It came out a bit more hip-hop heavy than I would have guessed, but those were all my favorite songs this year. In no particular order, my top ten songs of 2018 is as follows:

 

 

Listen along on Spotify!

 

"Nina Cried Power" - Hozier & Mavis Staples

"King’s Dead" - Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, & Future (prod. Ludwig Göransson)

"This Is America" - Childish Gambino

"Party For One" - Carly Rae Jepsen

"New Light” - John Mayer (prod. No I.D.)

"Bubblin’" - Anderson .Paak

"Story of Adidon" - Pusha T

"Small Worlds" - Mac Miller

"I Might Need Security" - Chance The Rapper

"Open Yr Mouth" - Sugarpulp

 

That's the end of the list! A few honorable mentions include Chicago's own Eryn Allen Kane with "Feel The Need", Kanye/Cudi's KIDS SEE GHOSTS, Gorillaz with their latest album "The Now Now", Travis $cott with $ICKO MODE, and Drake in general I guess... "Nice For What"-fever got me pretty good this year.But even with Drake, 2018 was a good year for music, especially live music. Go out and see a show or three (at least) in 2019, and have fun listening to my favorite songs of the year!

 

11/26/18 - Show Announcement: The Million Reasons at Beat Kitchen January 4th!

The Million Reasons are starting 2019 off with a bang, by headlining a show at Beat Kitchen. I'm super excited for this one, with a lineup of friends in Bubbles Erotica and Sugarpulp. Some of Chicago's finest rock bands are ready to make this one for the record books. Tickets are just $8 in advance and you can purchase them here. You can check out the full event details on Facebook at this link as well. And check out this beautiful Ken-designed poster below :)

Also as a quick update/recap, the Uncommon Ground show was a smashing success of a show. It was great to reconnect with Apres Pompeii and it was wonderful to host Gabe Lee from out of town. Also Suri brought the house down and rang in the cheer with a great Christmas song. December will be pretty quiet show-wise and I'll be taking some time off to travel (to both US coasts!), but January will be a month full of music with two TMR shows, and a show with Elisa Latrice at Untitled! Stay tuned for more details, and I'll update my website again soon with my favorite songs of the year!

 

11/19/18 - New Song with Divine Rite of Kings!

Hey all, happy thanksgiving week! There's a lot going on with music these days. The Million Reasons got a shout out at the Chicago Bulls game at the United Center this weekend. Elisa Latrice made her second appearance on Windy City Live today as part of an Aretha Franklin Soul Spectacular (who are playing at Lincoln Hall this Saturday!), and I've got a brand new collaboration with an old friend from my Michigan music days. This summer, I was lucky to lay down some vocals on a track for my friend Rob in his band Divine Rite of Kings! They released their debut single this week called "Jacob's Ladder" and you can check it out below. Follow the Divine Rite of Kings on Facebook for updates from them, and make sure you catch me this Saturday at Uncommon Ground! (and then catch Elisa at LH!)

And be sure to stay tuned for upcoming news about upcoming The Million Reasons shows!

 

 

11/10/18 - Two show recaps, and a new poster for Uncommon Ground!

Last week was awesome for shows in Chicago! The Million Reasons rocked out Beat Kitchen on a chilly Wednesday, and we premiered two brand new songs. The songs in progress "Secrets" and "For The Wolves" made their live debuts, and people seemed to respond positively to them! We're psyched to get into the studio with these new songs and we're gearing up for a big 2019. Also last Friday was the concert at the Den Theatre, which was amazing! Presented by AirBnB and SoulFire Productions, this was a really unique show that I was really happy to be involved with. It was an interesting format, where singer/pianist Violet of local rock group Doctor Death Crush and I traded songs back and forth, playing a variety of our own material, mixed in with some covers, and material from our respective bands. I played a lot of The Million Reasons songs acoustic that I don't normally play with just one acoustic guitar, like Dizzy and Earlybird. I made some bootleg copies that I'll be posting here once I revamp the music section of this website.

But in other announcing news, I have a Thanksgiving weekend show in Chicago. I'll be playing at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater on Saturday 11/24 with an awesome lineup of songwriters from around the country. The stellar lineup includes Gabe Lee, Suri, Apres Pompeii, and Neil Dixon Smith. You can reserve your table by clicking here and check out this fancy poster I designed below.

 

 

10/27/18 - Show Announcement: Solo @ the Den Theatre! + Beat Kitchen Poster

I'm thrilled to announce that after a fall season of playing solo shows out of town at Grill One Eleven in Michigan (had an amazing turn out of family and friends last night <3), I'll be bringing my big book of songs to The Den Theatre in Wicker Park! This is part of AirBNB's intimate concert series titled "Undiscovered: A Concert at The Den". Mark your calendars for Friday November 9th. I'll play a few songs by TMR, some of my collaborations with Elisa Latrice, and maybe a couple tracks that I've written myself :) It's $15 in advance and you can reserve your tickets through AirBNB at this link here! And if you can't make it on Friday, then make sure you come see The Million Reasons headline Beat Kitchen on Wendesday November 7th! And check out this great new poster designed by the strongest guitarist around, Ken Ugel. See you in November!

AND REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOV 6TH!!!

 

10/14/18 - Autumn Update: Battle of Sound Single, G111 2018 II, and Beat Kitchen!

Hey internet, it's been a while since I've updated this website. There's a lot going on right now musically. The Million Reasons are in a member transition period, with Mike Nichols taking a momentary step back and Jason Cillo stepping up and jumping in on bass guitar. Elisa Latrice and I are working on a brand new video in collaboration with the incredibly talented Brissa Del Mar, which will be released very soon! The video will pair with our Two The Moon EP track "Clarity". Keep an eye out for that one to be released sometime this fall!

And now in chronological order, I'm doing another solo show in my hometown in Rockford, MI because the first went so well and it was so great to see old friends and family. This one will also be on a Friday at the end of October. Keep Friday October 26th open in your calendar and swing through Grill One Eleven on the way to your halloween party! I'll play some spooky hits as well as some regular hits, and some original tunes as well. Its gonna be a great show, so I'd love to see you there!

 

In the world of The Million Reasons, in addition to our lineup change, we are also releasing a brand new single on Friday, November 2nd. "Battle Of Sound" was recorded over at Invigorate Studios with our great friend Nick Stetina and we're very excited to share it with you! We self-produced a fun video to go along with the track as well, and that will be available on YouTube on release day. You can also find the song itself wherever you listen to music (Spotify, Apple, TIDAL, SoundCloud, BandCamp, iTunes, etc.). We're really proud of these recordings and we hope that you as fans love them and have as much fun with them as we had writing them! You can pre-save/pre-order the new single by following this HyperFollow link here!

And last, but certainly not least, you can see Battle of Sound and even more Million Reasons songs live in concert at Beat Kitchen in Roscoe Village (Chicago) the following Wednesday! The Million Reasons will be headlining Beat Kitchen on Wednesday, November 7th! We'll be sharing the stage with Arclight, Snake Season, and Boundary Waters! It's gonna be a great night of local rock talent! Doors are at 7pm, and the show kicks off with Boundary Waters at 8pm! This is a fantastic venue that Ken and I haven't played at in almost 4 years, so we're really pumped for it. You can follow this link to purchase tickets! Come out and rock out, celebrate the release of our new Battle Of Sound music video/single, and won't you please come dance with us?!

 

8/14/18 - Big Weekend + TMR Tuesdays Playlist + GRILL ONE ELEVEN 9/7!!!!!

Lots of great news today! This was a great weekend for music in Chicago. Besides The Carters going APESHIT at Soldier Field (which I missed), there were some great local concerts as well. Elisa Latrice's "A Nite With" show at Emporium this Saturday was a smash hit of a show! We rocked out with a huge band of Larry Brown Jr. on one guitar, Jackson Sheperd on the other guitar, Brandon Stephens on bass, Chris Allison on keys, and Darrell Lowe holding it down on the drums, with Elisa Latrirce belting out the lead vocals. And I was a (self-described) backup dancer/backup vocalist. We had the crowd going crazy with Janelle Monae, Beatles, Nothing But Theives, and Miguel tunes with two great sets of music. It was pretty wild to play a show with Elisa without my acoustic guitar for once, but it was a fantastic show. Special thanks to Neak for putting the whole shindig together and make sure to follow their "A Nite With" series at venues all around town! I look forward to taking the stage at Emporium again soon on August 22nd with The Million Reasons!

But before I get to The Million Reasons, one more thing from this weekend. This past Sunday night I got off of work early and was able to jump onstage for another background/guest vocal appearance with my homies in Guardrail at Bottom Lounge. It was an awesome local pop-punk showcase with Detour North, Highwire, Eddy & The Arsons, and Makena. It was a strange Guardrail lineup (made even stranger with me on stage), because it was missing a Ken Ugel. But the Diet Punk-er's rocked on without him, with singer Kevin "Mandrew" K picking up his SG and rocking the power chords in place of the meedly solos. This was the first time I got to see the band play in the city since bassist Alyssa Laessig re-joined the group (who rocked it out as always), and also this was the first time I got to see new drummer Doug who SLAYED the drums. Kevin invited me to sing with them on their unique cover of "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", and we all had a blast rocking it out. With Mike Nichols right beside me going NUTS, it felt like a Million Reasons jam, and I hadn't really planned something out specifically to sing with Kevin since Savior Self, so it was great fun to be onstage at Bottom Lounge with them all rocking out.

Speaking of The Million Reasons, we are starting a new thing on Spotify that you can follow and keep up with. It's a Spotify plalist that we update weekly with what each of us have been listening to, bands we'll be playing with at upcoming shows, and each week we'll feature one of our favorite local artists/friends. This week, my picks for the playlist were from Emitt Rhodes, MF Doom, Gorillaz, and our featured local artist Sugarpulp with their track "Open Yr Mouth". They blew my mind wide open one night playing at Schubas Tavern and I've been stuck on this song ever since, so I'm happy to feature it in our new weekly playlist. It's a pretty fun process to create this playlist. I basically wake up to a text saying "pick 3 songs" and I scramble through my playlists to remember three of my top songs I've been listening to lately. I try to pick one rock song, one hip-hop song, and another song from any genre to round out my picks. You can listen below and follow the playlist to tune in when we update it every week. And be sure to catch us at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park on Wednesday August 22nd! I designed a pretty poster, also below. BUT I HAVE ONE MORE STORY for while you're listening to the playlist.

 

 

and finally...

I'm coming home. I'm playing a solo show at Grill One Eleven in Rockford, MI on Friday September 7th, 2018. I'm incredibly excited for this show. This will be my first time coming back to Grill One Eleven since leaving Michigan for Chicago. Grill One Eleven will always have a special place in my heart as the first bar I was ever a "regular" at, drinking Cherry Cokes and listening/harmonizing to Jack Leaver playing Tom Petty, Neil Young, Beatles, Eagles, and tunes from all corners of his vast songbook every Tuesday night in high school for years. I'm incredibly excited for this show for a lot of reasons, but mainly I'm excited to have 3+ hours to myself at a microphone playing any songs I want to for my hometown friends and family. I'm going to play a few acoustic Million Reasons cuts, some of my collaborations with Elisa Latrice, other original tunes, and a lot of my favorite cover songs that I've developed over the years. I'm over-the-moon excited about this show, and I hope that you can stop by for a song or two! If you're in West Michigan, come on through from 6-10 on Friday September 7th! Here's the poster below, designed by some dude. You can call Grill One Eleven to make a reservation at (616) 863-3111.

 

 

I think that's all. This was a big update. I'm also moving. I'll be in Roscoe Villiage, closeby to Schubas. Stop in and say hi sometime, and come to see me perform live! Cheers!

 

7/31/18 - Two upcoming shows at Emporium Wicker Park and TMRxHOB Recap!

The Million Reasons brought the house down at the House Of Blues in Chicago. The crowd was electric and screaming and having a blast dancing along to our enegeretic set. Special thanks to Garek, Reanimate The Fallen, and Brothers & Wine for playing killer sets with us and another thank you to the incredible staff at House of Blues. There are some neat changes on the horizon for The Million Reasons, so stay tuned here for the latest info. The next Million Reasons show is a free one at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park on Wednesday August, 22nd. I love this stage and this room, mostly for the wonderful variety of video games in it, but also for it's warm tone and managable size. This is a FREE event, so we need to pack the house and get everybody rocking. It's a school night, sure, but you can bring your dancing shoes and some quarters to play some games and hear us play some rock and roll! Check out the events page for more details and RSVP on facebook for free game tokens!

Speaking of Emporium in Wicker Park, the lovely and talented Elisa Latrice will be headlining their "A Nite With..." series on Saturday August 11th! It was a blast last December when we played and we're gonna rock it out again on a saturday in the summer. It's been a little while since we've played a show together, so we're gonna make it a really special one. I hope you can join us (and me) for these two free events. August will be a busy month, but it will be a fun one full of great music!

6/13/18 - The Million Reasons premiere new music video for "Dizzy"!

The Million Reasons have a brand new music video for their new single "Dizzy" which is available on YouTube now! The single premiered on 101.1FM Chicago's Demo312 Local radio hour the week before. The video is shot and directed by Stephanie Battista and the song was recorded at Invigorate Studios by Nick Stetina. I'm incredibly proud of how it turned out. Watch it below!

 

 

6/29/18 - THE MILLION REASONS are playing at HOUSE OF BLUES!

Holy wow! The Million Reasons are going to be playing at the House Of Blues Chicago on Saturday July 28th. It's a legendary stage for a legendary night. We've got a full lineup of amazing local rock talent. Bands performing include ReAnimate The Fallen, GAREK, Young Pioneer, and Brothers & Wine. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door on the day of the show. The music starts rolling at 7pm. We play later on in the evening, but it'll be a wild one that you won't want to miss! Below is an *unofficial* poster for the event. Contact me or any of The Million Reasons to get your tickets starting next week!

 

 

6/6/18 - Elisa @ Elbo Room Recap! And coming soon!

A few Fridays ago, I had the pleasure of performing in a fantastic ensemble organized by one of the best and one of my favorite singers in Chicago, Elisa Latrice. We rocked through a couple covers and a few originals with our frequent guitarist Larry Brown Jr. and a few more new friends in the band! It wasn't the most crowded show we've ever played, but it was a blast and it always feels good to play in that home-y feeling basement. You can catch Elisa and I in concert more this summer, so stay tuned for more announcements. And you can expect the music video for "Clarity" to come out sometime in the next few weeks!

Speaking of music videos, The Million Reasons are releasing a new video for their brand new single "Dizzy" which should be ready very soon! You can expect "Dizzy" to hit the airwaves this summer, and catch the stunning video shot by Stephanie Battista on screens everywhere soon!

photo by Stephanie Battista

5/18/18 - Elisa Latrice live at The Elbo Room next Friday May 25th!

On Friday May 25th, Elisa Latrice and I are going to rock your faces off at the Elbo Room with an amazing band featuring Larry Brown Jr. on guitar, Derrell Lowe on the drums, and more amazing people! You can get your tickets by following this link or visiting the Elbo Room website directly!

Speaking of Elisa Latrice, the Robey Hall show went swimmingly! We had fun performing in a really unique space and with a really unique setup. We were joined by Brandon on the bass, whom we've played with at Elbo Room before as well as Ali'Musa Kaba on the guitars, from the local group Chai Tulani & The Bamba. They both, along with Derrell Lowe on the Cajon and percussion pad knocked the quick little performance out of the park. It was a cool little stripped down show. And you can see it all together at The Elbo Room next friday (the 25th)! Attack The Sound will be opening up the show at 8pm. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door. See you there!

 

 

5/2/18 - This Thursday (5/3) [TOMORROW] at The Robey with Elisa Latrice!

Last minute show alert! My musical partner in crime Elisa Latrice and I will be playing at the Cafe Robey at the Robey Hotel in Wicker Park this upcoming Thursday May 3rd! We've got the full band featuring Jeremiah Hunt on bass, Derrell Lowe on drums, Ali on the guitar, and the return of the dynamic duo of the lovely and talented Elisa Latrice and myself. The show starts at 7:00pm. Check out the poster below!

 

4/17/18 - The Million Reasons rock out Cubby Bear!!!

Last Friday, the Cubs played their first Friday home game of 2018 and lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-0. And across the street from Wrigley Field, we loaded in our gear to the Cubby Bear, which was in full-on nightclub dance club form when we arrived at 5pm. We handed out some of our new The Million Reasons merchandise (stickers and beverage coozies!) to some hammered Cubs fans. And then we watched as Madema rocked out some amazing original tunes and an awesome cover of Whole Lotta Love mashed up with Cochise by Audioslave before TMR got the chance to take the stage.

The lighting was incredible, the energy was electric, and the music was rocking. We left everything we had on that world famous stage. And our dear friend Larissa of Out Of The Dark Photography was there to document and get some incredible incredible shots. I'll let the photos speak for themselves below. To all of those that came, thank you so much for coming out, thank you to Shoeshine Boy for presenting and putting the whole thing together, and thank you to Madema and Dark Heart News for bringing it and rocking out with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Larissa Husted - Out Of The Dark Graphic Design and Photography

 

3/27/18 - Say "Hello world" to www.scottnadeaumusic.com! (And come to Cubby Bear on 4/13!)

Since it's been approximately a year since I made the dumb mistake of buying a domain from Google (and didn't realize they didn't provide hosting services), I've been hosting this website on a platform built for web beginners. I've now graduated to a real hosting service and took the opportunity to change up my domain name to something more befitting of what this website is about. You can now visit scottnadeaumusic.com to reach this website and catch the latest updates about what I've been up to, which lately has actually been quite a lot. Let me tell you about it and start by showing you this photo of this adorable cat:

 

Tickets are going, going, not quite gone for The Million Reasons' big night across the street from the ballpark on Friday April 13th with Dark Heart News and Madema. It's going to be a blast. We'll be giving away drink koozies and stickers all day long around the ballpark and getting people psyched to make this a home run show (starting to strike out on these baseball puns). But seriously, this is going to be a big one and we're going to rock at least three times as hard as the Foo Fighters did last time they played at the Cubby Bear. The Million Reasons will also be shooting a music video for our new single Dizzy very soon that you can expect to be released very soon.

And speaking of music videos, Elisa Latrice and I are in post-production of a new music video for our song "Clarity." We shot the video on location at Lake Bella Vista in western Michigan with some stunning shots of the sunrise over the water, in addition to some other suprises that I won't spoil now. But expect that to drop later this spring! Thanks so much to Brissa Del Mar and Dan Pietrini for their incredibly skilled camera work and a special thanks and shout out to my mom and dad for hosting us for the shoot.

I'm excited for this shiny new domain name to arrive on the giant canvas of the internet. I get to create email addresses with the new hosts, so soon the "Contact" page will have much more useful and segmented information (ie. booking@scottnadeaumusic.com, management@scottnadeaumusic.com, or whatever kind of email addresses I decide to create [TMRfanclub@scottnadeamusic.com?]). So I'm very excited to be able to have a bit more freedom to manage and document my musical journey through this website! I'm still considering this website "under construction" until I can get a better header (rhyme), a nice photo gallery, a skeleton of a store, and maybe a nice sofa. Websites don't have sofas that are comfortable enough these days. If it's your first time visiting this website, welcome. If not, then welcome back :) keep checking in periodically for more updates. And for now, I'll leave you with this behind the scenes shot of the Clarity video shoot with Elisa Latrice. Come visit me at Schubas.

Peace and Love,

Scott

 

PS: My Nintendo Switch Friend Code is: SW-3908-5443-8399.

2/28/18 - The Million Reasons live this Friday! And Cubby Bear 4/13!

The Million Reasons are hitting the stage again in Chicago! This Friday (3/2/18) we're playing night one of the Camp Brobi Anniversary Show at CAMP/US in Logan Square. It's quite the amazing line-up of awesome local rock bands, and it's a free BYOB show, so you might as well come dance with us. Check out the poster below. If you can't make it to this one, don't fret! You can catch us at Cubby Bear on Friday the 13th of April with Dark Heart News and Madema! Details for that show can be found in the events section of the website. See you Friday at CAMP/US!!!

 

1/31/18 - The Million Reasons on Pandora and Camp Brobi Anniversary Show!

Fans of The Million Reasons! We've got lots planned for 2018 including a new single, video, and some fun live shows. Our first show of 2018 will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Camp/Out, and we'll be playing Friday/Day 1 of the weekend-long shindig that is Camp Brobi. We're excited to be a part of the show and we're ready to have a lot of fun rocking out for you all.

Another fun thing going on with The Million Reasons is that soon you'll be able to hear us on your Pandora radio stations.We've been accepted to their catalog. You'll now be able to build custom radio stations based off of your favorite tracks from The Runaround.We're pretty excited about this as a new platform to reach more fans and grow as a band!

 

 

12/30/17 - 2017 in Review and Top Ten Songs of the Year

This was a very crazy year, but it was a good one. In 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th president, men in Hollywood were exposed as sexual predators, and Amazon Alexa listens into every conversation in your household, but we’re cool with it. Times are strange, but we have music to turn when we have nowhere else to go. 

My year in music was very busy, as I released an EP with each of my projects this year. The Million Reasons released our 6-song debut “The Runaround” EP in February, and we played a variety of shows this year in the city of Chicago at venues like Bottom Lounge, Township, Quenchers, The Burlington, and Camp/Us. Colin Dill joined us on drums this year and he has been an incredible addition to The Million Reasons family. We’re excited about everything we accomplished this year and look forward to hitting the ground running in 2018 with the release of our new single “Dizzy”, which you can check out a preview for below.

 

In addition to The Million Reasons, Elisa Latrice and I released our first EP as a duo entitled “Two The Moon” in August of this year. I’m extremely proud of these four songs, as I stepped out of my comfort zone to write them, and I’m incredibly proud of how they turned out and how they’ve provided the groundwork for my future in music. I want to thank everyone who was involved, especially Zak “Professor Fox" Jablow, Charlie Coffeen, Chris Anderson, Kevin Ashford Jr., and especially my partner-in-crime Elisa Latrice. We had a big year of great performances at venues like Uncommon Ground, The Elbo Room, and Underground Wonderbar, as well as some television appearances on local Chicago shows Good Day Chicago (FOX32), Windy City Live! (ABC7), and The Jam (WCIU). I’m excited to keep rocking out with Elisa and our awesome band, and we’re going to make the new year a big one.

As far as popular music goes, it was a generally underwhelming year, with releases from pop superstars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry falling flat, hip-hop unsurprisingly dominating charts, and not a whole lot new to be excited about. Maybe I was too focused in on my own music, but that’s what I got out of the year. I was doing a lot of listening to 2016's late hits like Car Seat Headrest and Childish Gambino’s “Awaken My Love” in 2017, and the only thing that really broke me out of those was DAMN. And as a rocker, I did a lot of introspective listening to Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington's respective catalogs this year (Rest In Peace). So new music didn’t cross my path as much as it should have, but here’s what I thought were the 10 best songs of 2017 (one per artist/release, in no particular order, and none of my own music):

Scott's Top 10 Songs of 2017

XXX (FEAT. U2)  - Kendrick Lamar

DAMN. was the best-possible follow up to 2015’s masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly, and to open the album with a track like “DNA" that goes that hard is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Kung Fu Kenny. DAMN. is an epic, instant classic and I can’t say much that hasn’t already been said. My favorite track is this three-part song about the current state of America under Donald Trump, with an uncharacteristic feature by Bono and the rest of U2 with the refrain at the end.

The Weekend - Guardrail

Chicago’s okay-est pop-punk band Guardrail released Par At Best this year, their follow up to 2015’s wordswords, and it’s fantastic. From the catchy “Miserable” to the anti-Trump “You’re Fired” there’s something for every rocking rebel. But the standout track is the album’s finale, an anti-drunk driving drinking song for the ages that has anything but a happy ending, in the form of a happy, anthemic sing-along.

Passionfruit - Drake

A few years ago, I didn’t understand Drake. I still don’t really get Take Care when I try to go back and listen to it. But I started listening after he started dropping surprise albums, and now I’m plugged in. Views was fantastic last year, and this year he dropped a whole new project, that I didn’t even get through. I basically got to this song and stopped what I was doing after that opening line. It hooks you right into the relationship because you feel that ritualistic, going-through-the-motions relationship; you’ve been there, and Drake knows that. The rest is a great, passionate tale told over the catchy low-key beat that you need to start from the top every time to sound a whole lot better with a little drink in you.

Warm On A Cold Night (Amine Remix) - HONNE

When I first heard this song back in late 2014, I knew I had a new favorite band. The intro was unique, the concept was simple and catchy, the instrumentation was fantastic, and the vocal was hauntingly beautiful. I was excited to hear everything else this band had to offer and I was an immediate fan. Flash forward to spring 2017, fresh out of a relationship and feeling lonely, a brand new remix of Warm On A Cold Night featuring the rapper from one of my late 2016 favorites “Caroline” emerges. A brand new intro by the rapper and addition to the main melody in the chorus makes listening to the original almost obsolete, but functions as a perfect “part two” to bring HONNE’s Warm On A Cold Night era to a satisfying end.

Walking On A Dream (Spotify Sessions) - Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness

If you didn’t have Spotify in 2017, you missed out on some incredible sessions with some incredible artists. Spotify did 2 song sessions with dozens of artists where they recorded live performances/stripped down versions of one of their popular songs, and then a cover version of a song. In some cases, such as Sting, he covered a new version of one of his classics. But I was most impressed with this cover version of Empire of the Sun’s “Walking On A Dream” from indie rock hero Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin, etc.). It reveals a quality that is present in the original song, but isn’t well communicated through the instrumentation of the original track.

You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me - John Mayer

John Mayer quietly came back with a bang in 2017, with the release of his return-to-pop-form album The Search For Everything, two solo tours in support of it, and a long, strange trip with Dead & Company. As the title of his album implies, it's relatively sporadic, with big rocking bluesy numbers, to dance-y pop songs, and even low-key piano tracks. This is easily Mayer’s best work since Continuum, and the album is full of gems like “Emoji Of A Wave”, “Rosie”, and “Helpless”. The album was cursed with sharing a release date with Kendrick Lamar this year (and admittedly has a few duds like the flop single “Love On The Weekend”) so it fell out of favor quickly, but it’ll be one fondly remembered if only for this farewell track at the end, which shows a softer side of John’s healed voice and simple, blues-y poetry that sticks with you.

Sunday Rain - Foo Fighters

Taylor Hawkins on the vocal. Paul McCartney on the drum kit. Dave Grohl playing a guitar somewhere I assume? The point is that the result is awesome rock song that sounds like it belongs on an Abbey Road B-Side. Sunday Rain is a definite standout from the Greg Kurstin-produced Concrete & Gold. And proves that Paul McCartney might as well be named Midas. 

Hallelujah Money - Gorillaz & Benjamin Clementine

"Damon Albarn is weird,” I thought to myself while listening to the first brand new single from “Humanz” and watching the video that it was paired with. I thought how could this be the lead single? Then Vince Staples blew the roof off with Ascension and everyone forgot about this track until they listened through all 19 tracks before it. On repeat listens, I find new clever little things in this track, and I find it to be one of the most unique songs of the year.

Lemon - N.E.R.D with Rihanna

Pharrell had a fantastic year, with a great N.E.R.D comeback album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES, and great features like “Feels”. This song speaks pretty well for itself and Rihanna goes in, as she always does. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

Leaving LA - Father John Misty

From the opening line of “Total Entertainment Forever”, you know that this is not necessarily going to be a serious album. However, dropped halfway through the record is a “ten verse chorus-less diatribe” that is a fascinating glimpse into the soul of a songwriter that has a more serious tone about surviving life in Los Angeles for an entertainer. It’s self reflective in a simple way that’s well communicated in familiar folk rock melody lines told expertly by "another white guy in 2017 who takes himself so God-damned seriously.”

Honorable Mentions - Albums

4:44 - Jay-Z: The man without a pen pens another lyrical classic produced by NoID.
Divide - Ed Sheeran: A few good songs among more formulaic tunes from a reliable singer/songwriter. The remixes and duets are better than the album versions.
Try Not To Freak Out - Slotface: Awesome debut full-length from female-fronted rock group.

 

11/28/17 - GypsyLove Radio and Windy City Playhouse Recap!

It was a surprisingly busy weekend in music following the holiday. Elisa Latrice and I were featured on QUE4.org's late Sunday night radio show GypsyLove Radio hosted by Yvette, and it was a blast to be a part of. We talked about life and honeybees (Shout out to Rooftop Local Honey) and we performed a few songs live in the Humboldt Park studio. I had a great time talking about music and my creative process, as well as being able to throw in major props to my guys in The Million Reasons and spinning Sad Robot on the radio show. Elisa and I also had a blast performing Write In Blue, Get 2 You Tonight, Around This Town, and a little snippet of Clarity at the end of the show. You can catch the Facebook Live version of the broadcast here.

And on Monday evening, I had the pleasure of headlining the Monday Mixer at Windy City Playhouse in Irving Park. It was my first time visiting this space, which is a beautiful contemporary theatre with a modern feel. On their dark nights, they've started an open mic series in their bar/lobby, and tonight was a fantastic lineup featuring come local stand-up comedians and musicians. I performed my first solo set since The Lava Lamp back in July, and played solo versions of TMR and Two The Moon songs. You can sign up online for the open mic slots of the Monday Mixer by visiting Windy City Playhouse's Website here.

And last but not least, here is a poster for the 2nd show that Elisa Latrice and I will be performing at this Friday December 1st. Come rock out with us at Silvie's AND Emporium Wicker Park!

 

11/27/17 - Big week of music with a lot to be thankful for!

It's the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday, if you will. I was able to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my incredible mother and father, whom I'm thankful for every day, in Michigan. I came back to Chicago this weekend to great news and performance opportunities, that are coming up fast! Tonight at 7pm, I'll be headlining the Windy City Playhouse's Monday Mixer Open Mic Night. I'll be playing a variety of songs from The Million Reasons, Two The Moon, and more.

And this Friday December 1st, there are two chances to see Elisa Latrice and I rock the mics in the Windy City. The first stop in North Center (Right off the Irving Park Brown Line stop!) is Silvie's Lounge, where Elisa and I will be playing an acoustic duet set around 8:00pm. The show is 21+ and has a $10 cover. There's a great night full of music planned at Silvie's and it should be a very fun show! After our performance in North Center, we're jetting over to Emporium in Wicker Park to join the band (Larry Brown Jr., Jeremiah Hunt, and Derrell Lowe) for a show with a bit more volume. It's another 21+ event, and this one is free at the door. Come play some video games and rock out to some Chicago jams. It'll be an awesome Friday night, so come join us!

11/8/17 - The Million Reasons at Township Review and Elisa @ Silvie's 12/1!

The Million Reasons played their very first headlining show at Township in Logan Square in Chicago last Thursday night. It was a hell of a great time rocking out with the hometown crowd. We broke a bunch of guitar strings and had a lot of fun. Local music blog "Listen Live And Local" attended the show and wrote a fantastic review that you can read by following this link. The Million Reasons will be taking the rest of the year off to focus on writing new songs and recording, but we'll be back in full force for live shows in 2018!

In show announcement news, you can catch Scott playing live one more time before the end of the year on Friday December 1st at Silvie's Lounge with Elisa Latrice! Silvie's Lounge is in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago located near the Irving Park Brown Line CTA station. Details can be found in the events page!

 

10/9/17 - The Million Reasons Bottom Lounge recap, The Elbo Room 10/15
& Township 11/2 announcement!

The Million Reasons had a fantastic time at Bottom Lounge last Wednesday playing with The Welshly Arms and HONORS! It was a fantastic show and everyone had phenomenal sets! Big thanks to Kevin Singleton and the Bottom Lounge for making it happen and for Q101 for hosting us (and for spinning "Earlybird" on Demo312 late last night!). This Sunday the 15th, we're rocking out the Elbo Room with OUTdrejas, Roosevelt, and Danny Cozzi. You can check out the event page here. And if you can't make it out of the house on a Sunday night, don't fret! You'll still be able to catch The Million Reasons before the end of the year. Out Of Context Productions presents The Million Reasons at Township with The Hacky Turtles and The Shades on Thursday 11/2! Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8:00pm. See you at the show, Chicago!

9/27/17 - SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! The Million Reasons @ Bottom Lounge 10/4 with The Welshly Arms!

The Million Reasons are excited to announce that we are playing Q101 Chicago's "Q'd Up" showcase featuring The Welshly Arms and HONORS! Queensland, Australia's The Welshly Arms are blowing up with their single "Legendary" and we're super excited to be a part of this show. HONORS will also be rocking out with us. Tickets are $14 online and you can puchase them by clicking on this link or by visiting www.bottomlounge.com.

9/22/17 - The Million Reasons on Internet Radio and other press!

Lately, The Million Reasons have been blowing up around the Twittersphere and other parts of the Internet including radio stations, blogs, and online stores! You can follow most of the activity by keeping up with us on social media on Facebook, on Twitter @themilreasons, Instagram @themillionreasons, or through our website at www.themillionreasons.com. And I just wanted to take a moment to shout out/thank the outlets that have hosted our music lately including Rocktails Musica, Salute Magazine, Lonely Oak Radio, Spiderweb Radio, Unsigned Radio Rocks, and Control Radio UK. And you can catch us this Sunday on EGH Rocks (Sunday), and this Tuesday on Society's Basement! I'm thrilled to be sharing this music with the world, and there will be much more to come from The Million Reasons very soon!

 

9/22/17 - ANNOUNCEMENT: The Million Reasons @ The Elbo Room

The Million Reasons are playing at the Elbo Room in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday October 15th. With special guests Roosevelt and Danny Cozzi. Doors at 6pm. $9 in advance, $10 day of show. Visit the Elbo Room website to purchase tickets by clicking here.

 

9/14/17 - The Million Reasons featured in Salute Magazine!

A glowing review of The Million Reasons's February EP "The Runaround" was featured in online publication Salute Magazine as part of their "Salute Spotlight: 7 Independent Artists You Must Hear" series. Writer Lindsay Stangl says "Their debut EP, The Runaround, dropped earlier this year, and is packed with high-energy songs that’ll leave you feeling invigorated." Check out The Runaround on Spotify by clicking here and you can read the full review by clicking here!

 

9/6/17 - The Million Reasons' "Earlybird" featured in Argentina!

The Million Reasons are being heard around the world! The Argentina-based website Rocktails Musica Online wrote a glowing review of Earlybird from "The Runaround" in Spanish! It's quite surreal to know that our music is being heard around the world and is connecting with people from different places and cultures. And to see a positive review in an entirely different language than the song is in is super cool. Thanks to writer Andreína González for the excellent article and review of Earlybird. You can check out the review here!

8/30/17 - Get 2 You Tonight on "The Jam" on WCIU-TV with Elisa Latrice!

Scott performed with Elisa Latrice on another local Chicago television morning show. WCIU, or "The U" as it's locally known, created a brand new morning show called "The Jam" that airs from 6am-8am on weekdays, combining news and local interests. We were thankful for the opportunity to perform, and this time we got to perform a more stripped-down/acoustic version of the song. Larry Brown Jr. joined us on the lead/7-string guitar, and provided an incredible guitar solo for the performance. Check out the video below!

Larry Brown Jr, Elisa Latrice, and Scott Nadeau live on "The Jam" on WCIU-TV.

 

8/30/17 - The Million Reasons Live at Township!

Following the TV appearance in the morning, Scott performed with The Million Reasons at Township on the evening of the 30th, finishing the summer strong. TMR opened up the show, powering through a jam-packed setlist of their original songs. The set included tracks from The Runaround like The City Is Ours and Earlybird, and some new songs like Dizzy and Battle of Sound.

Following The Million Reasons, local act The Suitz jammed through a loud, awesome, punk rock set of original tunes. The headliner for the night was the recent Warped Tour standout Courage My Love. They rocked a unique sounding set, with tight vocal harmonies, rockin' riffs, and thoughtful lyrics. We wish them luck on the rest of their tour across the US and the best of luck on their tour in Canada with Simple Plan! Photos were taken by Sammy, and they'll be posted here soon! Catch The Million Reasons playing in Chicago soon, or invite us to your neck of the woods!

 

8/11/17 - Two The Moon EP Available Now!

Elisa Latrice and I have been working long and hard on these four songs for you, and they're now available for you to purchase, download, stream, share, and enjoy! You can listen below via Bandcamp or find it on your favorite streaming media platform!

 

 

7/19/17 - Elisa Latrice & Scott Nadeau perform
"Get 2 You Tonight" on Windy City Live!

On the Wednesday July 19th, 2017 edition of "Windy City Live!", ABC7 Chicago's local day-time talk show, Elisa Latrice and the band performed their original song "Get 2 You Tonight". It was a blast to hang out with Val, Ryan, and the rest of the marvelous crew over there at ABC7. Below is a video of the performance, courtsey of ABC7:


(You can also view the performance on WCL's website by clicking here)

It was a great performance and I've gotta give a huge shout out to the band: Collin Clauson on the keys, Jerimiah Hunt on bass, and Derrell Lowe on the drums. These guys knock it out of the park every single time. Look for more from us soon and look for Elisa at the House Of Blues - Foundation Room on August 30th! She'll be Scott-less for that set, as The Million Reasons are playing at Township on that same evening, but they'll be rocking out the good ol' HOB! And remember you can check out "Get 2 You Tonight" on your favorite music streaming platform or online music retailer! Check it out on Spotify below.

 

7/13/17 - Announcement! Elisa Latrice on Windy City Live!

Scott will be performing alongside Elisa Latrice on ABC7's Windy City Live! on Wednesday 7/19/17. They'll be performing their latest single "Get 2 You Tonight" in promotion for their upcoming EP "Two The Moon" alongside pianist Collin Clauson, bassist Jeramiah Hunt, and percussionist Derrell Lowe. You can catch the performance on channel 7 (ABC7) in the Chicago area during the show at 1:00pm CST.

And in case you missed it, here is their performance of "Around This Town" on FOX32's Good Day Chicago:

 

7/6/17 - "Suburban Passion" Fifth Anniversary Re-Release

I can't believe it's been 5 years since I released this album. It holds a special place in my heart as my first full length album, and I couldn't be prouder of it. A very special group of people worked on it, and it was a great collaborative effort. The majority of it was recorded at How To Speak Hip Music in Grand Rapids, MI, or more accurately, it was created in producer/engineer Chris Andrus' basement that was strewn about with bottles full of test beer for his Mitten Brewing Company that has since found massive success in West Michigan. The album also features Andrew Barclay on bass guitar, Spencer Gordon on the drums/bongos, Elisa Knoll on piano, and Sam Merchun on the bongos/drums, and myself on the guitars, vocals, and even a bit of percussion on Shark Tank, which was engineered by Steven Earl at EBR Studios in St. Charles, IL.

For Suburban Passion's 5th Anniversary, I am 1) launching this website (www.snadeau.com, tell your friends!), 2) adding a previously unreleased track, and 3) making a few changes to the tracklist. The very first track on the anniversary edition is the previously unreleased "Love And Other Misunderstandings" which features the whole band! "Tonight," the last track on the record, was previously an unlisted bonus track, but it now has it's own full track on the album as it's listed digitally. And lastly, "Clarity" has been removed from the anniversary edition, but a new version in collaboration with Elisa Latrice will be released on their upcoming EP "Two The Moon". Until then, please enjoy the new song and re-discover this blast from the past!

7/1/17 - Scott live at Summerfest '17 playing with Gallery-81!

Scott was very lucky to be given the opportunity to play bass as a fill-in member of Chicago pop-punk band Gallery-81 this weekend at Milwaukee, Wisconsin's annual Summerfest. They played at the Ground Floor Stage on a beautiful sunny afternoon on the lakefront. Check out the video below of their song "Freight Train"!

 

6/30/17 - Elisa Latrice Headlines the Elbo Room

On a warm, summer night in Lakeview, with the city abuzz about the big concerts happening at Wrigley Field and all over town, the Elbo Room Lounge's famous neon sign was buzzing loudly above the bar. And below the bar in the basement, the band fronted by Elisa Latrice was even louder. An all star band of Chicago musicians featuring Larry Brown Jr., Brandon, Collin Clauson, Derrell Lowe, the Pole, and myself were being led through the decades by the magnificent voice of Elisa Latrice. We had covers from all over the map, from Prince, to Eminem, to Chaka Khan, and even an original performance of our song "Around This Town." Check out the clip below.

6/10/17 - The Million Reasons perform live at Quenchers Saloon (CHI) for ACLU Benefit!

Following the afternoon performance, Scott traveled back to Chicago to play a set at Quenchers Saloon in Bucktown/Logan Square with The Million Reasons. The performance was a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union to keep fighting for human rights for all Americans. We performed alongside Fetch The Burn Book, Muggsy, and Ryan D & The Village Trustees in a great night full of dancing, Malort, and kicking the power back on. Below is a video of one of Ken's incredible guitar solo taken by our great friend Brad Saxon. You can also follow the Facebook link to our Page to give it a Like if you'd like or if you liked it.

6/10/17 - Andrew Barclay and Scott Nadeau perform at Rockford, MI Start of Summer Celebration!

It was a blast to reunite with my great friend Andrew Barclay to play songs for the afternoon crowd downtown Rockford, Michigan. We acoustically (and featuring a loop pedal) performed songs by Gnarls Barkley and Michael Jackson, as well as songs written by me and The Million Reasons. Photos were sparse, but I will be editing some to add to the "Show Photos" section of the website, which in the future will have a link here.

6/9/17 - Elisa Latrice and Scott Nadeau present: "Get 2 You Tonight"!

Scott and Elisa have collaborated on another track for their upcoming EP, and it is available now wherever you listen to music! Below is the album art and links to the song on your favorite listening platform.

Spotify

iTunes/Apple Music

Soundcloud

Bandcamp

5/25/17 - The Million Reasons @ The Elbo Room

The Million Reasons performed at The Elbo Room in Chicago on May 25th. They opened up for the Pine Trees and Pavement tour featuring Folk Family Revival and Grand Rapids, MI natives Watching For Foxes. Below is a promotional video of the concert, featuring "Earlybird" from TMR's debut EP. The Million Reasons' next show is Saturday June 10th at Quenchers Saloon in Logan Square, Chicago.

 

5/5/17 - Elisa Latrice and Scott Nadeau present "Around This Town"

 

Around This Town Album Cover

Available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, Google Play, Amazon Music and other digital retailers.

Cover Photo by Kerry Kingsley. Produced/Engineered by Professor Fox. Song written by Scott Nadeau (c) 2017.

 

5/4/17 - Elisa Latrice on Good Day Chicago

 

Elisa Latrice on Good Day Chicago

On May 4th 2017, Elisa Latrice was featured in a segment on Fox 32 Chicago's morning news program Good Day Chicago. We performed the original song "Around This Town". You can check out the video of the performance by clicking here or on the photo above. It was a blast to perform on live TV and I hope we get to do it again soon!

 

Check out the video of the performance on Elisa's YouTube Channel below!

 

 

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