Scott’s spectacular debut CD is an eclectic mixture of Pop and Big Band that gives the listener music for every mood. Dreier’s voice caresses and romances the listener. The feel of it is “Michael Feinstein meets Michael Buble.” Featuring the duet–“Suddenly Seymour”–with TV’s Katey Sagal.
— Cabaret Scenes
“California native actor-singer Scott Dreier releases one of those debut albums that knocks you for a loop. Combining a hypnotic voice with a collection of first-rate arrangements of both standard and lesser-known songs, Dreier’s first track, Pure Imagination, sums it up perfectly. This is a work of creative and artistic wonderment. His captivating charisma that fairly cascades off of this recording and the sincerity he brings to each note and phrase throughout this 13-track gem makes for a sublime listening experience. Ranging from the deliciously delightful Lida Rose/Will I Ever Leave You? and fun-loving I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket and Put 'Em in a Box, Tie 'Em With a Ribbon to the stunningly beautiful Love, Me and wistful Hushabye Mountain, Dreier and his exemplary assemblage of arrangers (Andy Belling, Brad Ellis, Jim Vukovich, Rusty Higgins and Chris Hardin) craft on album that is as eclectic as it is inspired and as melodic as it is inviting. Whether he’s tearing it up with TV’s Katey (Married... with Children) Sagal on Suddenly Seymour and taking a languid ride down Moon River, Dreier proves he’s at home wherever his musical journey takes him, and we are indeed lucky to be seated next to him on this magical voyage.”
— Wayman Wong, Playbill.com
“To quote one of its songs, Scott Dreier’s delightful debut CD is a work of ‘Pure Imagination.’ Blessed with his beautiful voice and radiant arrangements, it’s a stellar showcase of pop and Broadway, and his passion and personality come shining through on every tune.”
— Jonathan Frank, Talkin’ Broadway
“There are two reasons to purchase Scott Dreier’s self-titled album. First of all, it’s a solid and highly listenable album featuring standards (a swinging “Put’ Em In A Box, Tie ‘em With A Ribbon”, and “I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket”, both of which include the verses to great effect), showtunes (“Suddenly Seymour”, with Katey Sagal), pop (a tender and highly effective pairing of “Yesterday” and “Since You Stayed Here”, the latter of which is both a pop song and a showtune and thus performs double duty), and unfamiliar numbers (the premier recording of “Pieces of Dreams”, a tender number by Beverly Bremers, whose “Don’t Say You Don’t Remember” was a ’70s hit, and “Love, Me” a wonderful storytelling/relationship song reminiscent of “Where Have You Been”). The second reason to buy the album is that a portion of the proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dreier has done an excellent job of creating a cohesive and highly enjoyable album.”
— Pam Kragen, NC Times
“Scott Dreier grew up in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High, but it’s for his frequent theatrical performances as a singing nerd that he’s best known in North County. At Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, San Diego’s Starlight Theatre and The Theatre in Old Town, Dreier has played dorky Smudge in “Forever Plaid”, geeky Bud Frump in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and sad-sack Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors”. So it’s a nice surprise to hear Dreier shedding his inner geek in his self-titled debut CD, which he’ll premiere in concert tonight at his Carlsbad alma mater. Dreier will perform songs from the CD at a benefit for Carlsbad High School, then he’ll raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at three concerts in San Diego. There’s barely a hint of Smudge, Bud or Seymour in this smoothly produced collection of 13 show tunes, pop songs, big-band numbers and standards. An exception is a “Little Shop” duet of “Suddenly Seymour” with TV star Katey Sagal. And Dreier’s frequent “Plaid” castmates (David Humphrey, Kevin McMahon, Mark Perkins) join him in harmony for “She’s in Love With Me”.
Dreier’s delivery is sweet, pitch-perfect, thoughtful, original and ear-pleasing. Among the album’s most enjoyable songs are the haunting “Hushabye Mountain” from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (sung as a tribute to Dreier’s late grandmother) and the upbeat, jazzy Sammy Kahn/Jule Styne number “Put ‘Em in a Box, Tie ‘Em With a Ribbon”. He’s got a nice feel for swing in Irving Berlin’s “I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket” and gives a pop twist to Collin Raye’s sentimental country ballad “Love, Me”. Although Dreier now makes his home in Long Beach, he thanks his North County mentors in the album’s liner notes, including Monica Hall and James Shepard of Carlsbad, and Moonlight’s Kathy Brombacher of Vista. There are also several suave and serious photos of Dreier that reflect his frequent recital work in Los Angeles and not his dweeby stage roles in San Diego.”
— Katey Sagal
“Anytime I am asked to use my creativity as a way to be of service, I consider it an opportunity I cannot refuse. This experience was truly a pleasure. Scott’s enthusiasm is infectious… His voice is soothing and beautiful at the same time.”
— Les Brown, Jr. (The Band of Renown)
“Scott Dreier and his team have produced a wonderful CD. The songs are great, the arrangements are great, and performances are great. Keep your ears open, you’re going to be hearing lots more from this talented young man.”
— Toni Tennille, Big band singer and of the popular duo Captain and Tennille
“The kind of rare and special album you get when you combine the considerable talents of gifted baritone Scott Dreier with the artistry and skills of producer Rusty Higgins. The results are terrific!”
— Richard Sherman of The Sherman Brothers
“With delightful versatility, be it lilting rhythm, or poetic tenderness,Scott Dreier makes this excellent collection of old and new songs a fresh, joyful experience.”
Scott Dreier, a native Californian, is thrilled to be debuting his CD of big band and pop songs which includes the duet, "Suddenly Seymour," with TV star Katey Sagal. Award winning writer, Richard Sherman says of the album, "With delightful…