Lucas Scott Lawrence

  • Full Name: Lucas Scott Lawrence
  • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 6’4″ (depends on how tall my hair is that day)
  • Pets: @sushi.and.miso
  • Spouse: Ellie
  • Current Residence: Mobile, AL
  • Hobbies: Art, craft coffee brewing and roasting, Wikipedia browsing
  • First Job: IHOP Server
  • Favorite Food: Sushi & Dark Chocolate (Not together…usually)
  • Favorite City: Paris, France
  • Favorite Vocalists: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Samuel Ramey, Bryn Terfel
  • Favorite Bands: That’s tough…I like everything from Aerosmith to Il Divo.  Currently I’m listening to Imagine Dragons…they’re fantastic.
  • Favorite Movie: Easy…”Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”.  A Cinematic Masterpiece.
  • Favorite Book: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
  • Favorite Composer: Once again that’s tough…today I most admire: Modest Moussorgsky, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Richard Wagner.  Tomorrow may be different.
  • Weak Spot: Chocolate and Leather items
  • Favorite Quote:  “What is best in music is not to be found in the notes.” -Gustav Mahler
  • Pet Peeve: Loud noises, chewing gum, and over-roasted coffee
  • Someone you wish to meet: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
  • Random/Crazy Fact about you: I once worked at a sports complex where I sold sporting goods, fixed broken pitching machines, and hosted children’s birthday parties.  I’m less likely to be athletic than your great-grandmother.
  • Memorable moment in your career: The very first Veritas concert. We were scared to death and more excited than ever.  It’s a feeling I never want to forget or lose.
  • Describe the other guys in Veritas: Jeff loves people and sports and would bend over backwards for you.  James never meets a stranger and is always looking to help wherever he can…and is also very easily startled…which we take advantage of often.  Jordan loves soccer, movies, and making everyone around him laugh..and is the most likely to try scaring James.  Andrew makes us all laugh even when he’s not trying to and is typically right beside Jordan when he’s scaring James.

ABOUT SCOTT

Born and raised in Madrid Spain, Lucas Scott Lawrence grew up in a family of missionaries, artists and musicians. This allowed Scott to experience the impact of the arts on a global level. For Scott, the arts “give us a chance to reflect the creativity of our creator and express who He is in ways that all people can appreciate.”

The communicative force of the human voice and it’s ability to emote such a broad pallet of emotional colors is what propelled Scott to pursue formal training and earn his degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Mobile. During his time at the university, Scott cultivated a strong classical foundation while also being presented with the opportunity to travel with multiple ensembles, including extensive international tours with the Voices of Mobile. His travels have allowed him to present four concerts at the White House, and to perform at Carnegie Hall as well as at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Although his training and experience spans multiple styles, from opera, crossover, and pop, to even competing internationally in barbershop, his classical foundation always reestablishes itself as his first musical love. As an avid student of vocal literature, Scott admits that he enjoys “researching and performing many unconventional pieces that many would likely consider to be on the outskirts of mainstream vocal literature, while also maintaining a deep respect and devotion to many of the foundational composers.” Memorable stage credits include: Balthazar in Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, Simone in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, Don Basilio in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, the title role in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado”, Jud Fry in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, and Grantaire in “Les Miserables”.

“The opportunity to be a part of something like Veritas is a dream come true. To know that you are able to use your passions as well as your past experiences to create something that is so much larger than yourself is absolutely priceless.” The magic that develops throughout the night at a Veritas concert is truly a result of five unique vocals, backgrounds, and personalities coming together and producing an experience of emotional authenticity and grandeur that inevitably evokes an internal response from the listener, and this is exactly what keeps Scott motivated to work and collaborate with his fellow vocalists.

When not traveling with Veritas, you’ll most likely find Scott preparing a cup of coffee at his in-home science lab coffee bar for he and his wife Ellie, who is also an accomplished violinist and vocalist. “There’s no way that I would be able to travel the way that I do without the support of my wife. She is the one who keeps me grounded and focused and also gives me the best reason to look forward to coming home!” They have not yet been able to keep a plant alive for more than 8 days, but have successfully raised two cats, Sushi and Miso, without too many mishaps along the way. Scott is equally as passionate about the visual arts as he is about music and has worked professionally as a visual artist for more than 10 years. When not singing, painting, designing, discussing philosophy of the arts, or pursuing the perfect cup of coffee, he is most likely diving into the deep black hole that is Wikipedia.