Babydaddy

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Babydaddy

In concert in March 2007.
Background information
Birth nameScott Hoffman
Born(1976-09-01) September 1, 1976 (age 36)
Houston, Texas, United States
GenresGlam rock, alternative, pop
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards and piano, saxophone, guitar, vocals, banjo, melodica
Years active1999–present
Associated actsScissor Sisters
 
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For a real life "babydaddy," see Father
Babydaddy

In concert in March 2007.
Background information
Birth nameScott Hoffman
Born(1976-09-01) September 1, 1976 (age 36)
Houston, Texas, United States
GenresGlam rock, alternative, pop
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards and piano, saxophone, guitar, vocals, banjo, melodica
Years active1999–present
Associated actsScissor Sisters

Scott Hoffman (born September 1, 1976), known by his stage name Babydaddy, is the Ivor Novello Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, backing vocalist and lyricist for the American glam rock band, Scissor Sisters. He is the brother of television personality Ben Hoffman, who co-hosts InfoMania on the Current TV cable network.

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Early life and education

Born in Houston, Texas to a Jewish family, Hoffman lived most of his childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, attending Henry Clay High School. He attended Columbia University, where he studied writing and music production, and subsequently worked in the field of dance music.

Career

He had previously met Jake Shears—then still known as Jason Sellards—through a childhood friend, and Hoffman asked Shears to provide vocals for his tracks. When Hoffman moved to New York to study writing at Columbia, the duo officially joined forces and took stage names to become the first two members of Scissor Sisters in 2001. At the time, the band was just a combination of Babydaddy’s music and Jake's vocal and visual performances. The band logo was designed by Babydaddy, who has since said that "it was sort of the first couple of days, and we decided to record music, and Jake had the name on the tip of his tongue. He told it to me, and I made the logo the next day. It was sort of done and made sense. And then we performed."[citation needed]

Since then, the band has grown and recruited further members, in the process expanding its original musical style to cover the rock, disco and dance music genres.

Babydaddy plays a number of instruments including keyboards, guitar, bass and banjo; he and Shears are the main lyricists for the band. The two also wrote the hit single "I Believe in You" for Kylie Minogue, as well as the title track from her documentary White Diamond. Babydaddy has also co-produced with other artists including Tiga and Xavier and has produced remixes (alongside Jake Shears under the Scissor Sisters moniker) for Pet Shop Boys, The Ones and Blondie.

In 2010, Babydaddy remixed disco icon Amanda Lear's single "I'm Coming Up".

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