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... the key strength of Scott is in his writing, which engages with its frank sincerity.
— Small Music Network

Sapienn is a solo acoustic project from Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Scott Simpson. A late bloomer in acoustic music, and only having minimal training as a kid, Scott started taking vocal lessons at the late age of 30. He began writing and producing as Sapienn mid-way through 2016, and the debut EP "Hours Of Despair" was released in October of that year. With this new and untested material at the ready, Scott began performing tirelessly into 2017, and within a few short months started recording his debut album. "A Black Sarcasm" was released later that year, with the singles "How To Start An Idle Heart" and "Palisades" being added to playlists on both Rianne Thompson's and Jim Gellatly's Amazing Radio shows. The record was added to the list of albums eligible for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year awards.

Press & Booking


... songs that are acoustically tender and incredibly memorable.
— reviewgraveyard.com

Tour Dates

... warm inviting vocals woven around beautiful acoustic melodies...
— revelrouser.org

Music Videos

... his vital and powerful singing and instrumental skill all leave you wanting more...
— New Hellfire Club

Performance Reel

... enthusiastic, bold and remarkable...
— AC Rock Reviews


He’s a very talented vocalist and he’s pulling no punches.
— offtherecordblog.org