Arts and Culture
15-year-old talks big dreams and best writing spots
Still a few months shy of his 16th birthday, Kelowna’s Scotty Berg is enjoying some lofty airplay in the United States with his latest single.
The song 'Dreams', which he wrote, has broken into the Top 40 on the US AC (adult contemporary) radio play chart.
“It’s absolutely mind-boggling for me to know that a little kid from Kelowna can be in the top 36 on AC radio in America,” Berg told Ara and Toby from 1031. Beach Radio. “It’s super humbling. I would never have thought that would happen to me, but here we are.”
The song, about chasing your dreams and helping to do the same for others, comes with a video produced and directed by Sean Lyons in Victoria, and features fellow Kelowna talent Maddie Molgat.
“The video is about me helping a girl chase her dreams and so, she helps me chase my dreams,” he explained.
Berg is keeping his feet firmly on the ground as he continues to chase aspirations of musical stardom.
He has six or seven songs to add to the handful he’s already composed in order to complete his album, but much of that creativity comes after his school day.
“I go to school, come home and play my guitar, watch some Netflix, then go to bed. I like writing more when I’m in bed. I think I generate more ideas that way. It’s like a light switch on and off,” he said.
He’s also looking forward to being part of a burgeoning music production scene here at home. His record label, Predominant Studios, is building its own facility near the airport.
Berg made the news with a recent recording opportunity in Nashville but said with his creativity now edging towards pop he expects to be recording more in Vancouver in the short term.
As for the months ahead, we can expect to see him performing at Peach Fest in August and he hopes to get on the bill for various festivals across the American Northwest as well.
You can check out the new Scotty Berg video here.
Published 2023-03-14 by Glenn Hicks
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