Andrew Scott is an energetic and captivating singer/songwriter. His musicianship is top notch and his performances are always full of funk, humour, strange instruments, pterodactyl squawks, grunts, grooves, storytelling and good ol'fashioned zip zap wit.
Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Andrew grew up in a mix of musical styles and at an early age got involved in the musical community in whatever way he could. Musical theatre, Battle of the Bands, Garage rockers, Coffee House balladeers, Orchestras, Choirs, Electro-acoustic ensembles and Sally Ann Brass Bands, a little bit of everything got tossed around in there. In 2002 he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to study Music and Education at the University of Lethbridge. During this time he ended up being the energetic frontman for a very popular local group called The Turncoats (www.myspace.com/turncoatslethbridge ). This group recorded two discs (Bloodrunnin, Teeth Like A Chainsaw) and played at venues and festivals all over Western Canada including The South Country Fair, The Spectrum Festival, the Lethbridge Folk Club, the Kispiox Valley Music Festival, the Peace Starts at Home Festival, the Ironwood Stage and Grill, The Tongue and Groove, Better Than Freds, Broken City, and The Slice Bar and Grill.
In 2007 he graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a B.Ed/B.Mus and headed off to Japan to work as an English/Culture teacher in Toyohashi, Aichi with the JET Programme. He continued an active performance schedule there and in May of 2009 released a solo disc entitled '13 Birds of Prey'. This album, an international project, was recorded in both Canadian and Japanese studios and featuring artists from Canada, Japan, Ireland and the United States.
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In April of 2011 Andrew released his third full length solo album titled, "My Time In The Empire". This album, recorded at studios in Japan, Canada and France, features 16 brand new songs and is available online and in stores. Kaplah!
In November of 2011, Andrew and his loverly wife Julie will be returning to Japan for a series of gigs and workshops in the cities of Toyohashi and Nagoya in the Aichi prefecture.
In May 2010 Andrew's song, "I'm Gonna Bust Your Head In" was selected for the top ten in Japanzine's 2010 Gaijin Sounds Song Contest.
In 2007 Andrew got 2nd place in the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for his song 'River of Tears'.
In 2006 Andrew won Best Performance at the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest with his song 'Artillery'.
In 2001 Andrew's song 'She Don't Want My Money' won first place in the Grande Prairie 97.7 Sun FM songwriting contest.
Dozo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu!
Julie Sauve Scott - Batterie
Andrew Scott - VOX, ukulele, Guitar, and Harmonica.
2011 - "My Time In The Empire". This album, recorded in Canada, Japan and France, features 16 brand new songs and the immense talents of Julie Sauve Scott, Takuro Otani, Yoshi Oba, James Oldenburg and Adam Mason.
2009 - 13 Birds of Prey, Andrew's second full disc as a solo musician, recorded in January of 2009 with James Oldenburg at GPS studios in Lethbridge Alberta and February of 2009 at Studio Walk The Line in Nawa-cho, Aichi, Japan, 11th Floor Studio in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and This Mortal Studio v.2 in Toyohashi, Aichi Japan.
2007 - The Turncoats - Teeth Like A Chainsaw.
2005 - The Turncoats - Bloodrunnin.
2004 - Rattletale. Andrew's first full length solo disc.
Rattletale is available for free download at: