Scott Brown and the Diplomats is an offshoot of a band formed in New Zealand and recently headed by former US Senator and former US Ambassador Scott Brown. The last event by the band was in Wellington New Zealand in front of 15,000 fans at Beervanna at Sky Stadium. Playing together for almost 4 years, the band compiled an impressive list
of venues and paid appearances. Upon returning from duty in New Zealand, Brown sought out some of the most talented area musicians to reform the band into Scott Brown and the Diplomats.
This talented, rockin' group of musicians have played with some of New England’s best talent and bands.
Their great selection of hits that people have grown up with and enjoyed listening and dancing to is legendary
in New Zealand and will be the same in the USA.
Scott Brown - Lead Singer/background vocals/Guitar
Scott has had an interesting public service career. However, his real excitement is playing on stage with the likes of Cheap Trick – (6 times), Warrant, Firehouse – (2 times), Alice Cooper, Vanilla Fudge, Buck Dharma from Blue Oyster Cult, The Doug Flutie Band, The James Montgomery Band (numerous times), The Ayla Brown Band, One Bar Heater New Zealand, the Fabulous Pakeha’s and more.
Rich Eisner – Drums
Rich has performed throughout the US in rock, country, and jazz bands. He's recorded with top Nashville players from Kenney Chesney's, Leann Rimes', and Randy Houser's bands and was a member of Danny Klein's (J Geils Band) Full House Band. Rich has opened for Charlie Daniels, Night Ranger, Phil Vassar, Locash, Kip Moore, and more. He's been Ayla Brown's drummer for 11 years, is a drum instructor and designs custom drums.
Jesse Bastos – Bass / vocals
This New Bedford, MA native has been a presence on the New England music scene for decades. Since his first professional gig the age of 14, he has performed with regional favorites Itchy Fish, The Dolls, and many more. More recently, he has toured nationally with Guitar great, Johnny A., as well as Entrain, The Ayla Brown Band, and the Chad Hollister Band.
Katie Estrella – vocals
Katie has performed for over 25 years as a singer, saxophone player and pianist, most recently lead singing with popular Rhode Island cover band CarTune Heroes and currently with FunHouse. She also performs with The Company Bees, a singing duo paying tribute to the music of the 1940s, and teaches private lessons in voice, piano, and saxophone at her home in East Providence, RI.
Jon Hathaway - Guitar / Vocals
Jon cut his teeth in Alaska in the 80's playing six hours a night, seven days a week, and has been playing around New England for over 30 years with original and cover music. He's opened for Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop, and Eddie Money. He was the guitarist for the popular Led Zeppelin tribute Custard Pie for a decade, as well as Big Picture, 5 Flavor Discount, and the Rockin' Soul Horns. He is also a popular guitar instructor versed in a wide range of musical styles.