SCOTT HELMER is a singer, songwriter, musician and Guinness World Records holder.
His contagious, radio-friendly brand of rock and roll infuses memorable guitar riffs, catchy sing-along choruses and lyrics that tell real stories of love, pain and starting over.
Since 2012 Helmer has toured non-stop across America and given over 1,000 performances in venues ranging from saloons to stadiums and everywhere in between.
His special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million Dollars for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more.
Helmer has also opened for iconic acts like Heart, Eddie Money, 3 Doors Down, Jeff Bridges, Big Country and Eric Burdon & The Animals.
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FROM COLLAPSE TO COMEBACK: In 2008 as the world economy was spiraling out of control, Scott Helmer sat alone in his car on a deserted mountain road in Northern Arizona with a gun in his mouth, ready to take his own life.
Helmer had enjoyed a successful career as an insurance broker but when financial markets took a turn for the worse earlier that year, his world also began to crumble. At a crossroads and in a foolish, desperate attempt to save his business, he illegally used monies in his companies trust account to keep the doors open and weather the storm. In the end, he was unsuccessful and ended up losing everything including his family, all of his possessions, his career and most importantly his self-respect as he was indicted for his crimes and faced time in prison
In the seconds before pulling the trigger Helmer cried out to God for help and said, "I don’t want to do this. If you help me through this I won’t give up, will deal with the consequences of my actions and use all of this bad stuff to help others and to make a difference so that no one else has to go through what I am going through right now."
Helmer then put the gun down, decided to never give up and took responsibility for his actions. Determined to keep his promise, Helmer then picked up his guitar and began a mission that continues to this day; using his talents and first love of music to give back and spread the message that there is always hope and suicide is never the answer, regardless of your mistakes or circumstances.
“I want the entire world to know my story and understand that no matter how bad things get suicide is never the answer and that you can make a comeback,” says Helmer. Adding, “I am a living, breathing example of that fact.”
Since 2012 his special fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million Dollars for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, equine-assisted therapy, suicide prevention, first responders, pet and animal rescues, food banks, historic places, special needs children and adults, and more.
On November 28 & 29, 2016, Helmer’s ‘Never Give Up’ Tour included an attempt to set a Guinness World Records title for "Most Live Music Performances in 24 Hours (multiple cities)." Helmer successfully completed 12 concerts across California and Arizona in the 24-hour time frame and now holds the title. Designed to raise awareness for Helmer's mission and message, each participating venue was given the opportunity to fundraise for a cause of their choice alongside his history-making attempt.
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