My holiday song, “I Still Say Merry Christmas”…and I also say Happy Hanukkah, Gong Hei Fat Choy, Gong Xi Fa Cai (Happy Chinese New Year), Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Happy Diwali Wishes….and… May your Festivus holiday/non-holiday be a season of Peace
Live highlight reel from my I-Don’t-Do-Lazy-Like-That-Show…. Featuring Amici Singers under the direction of Corinne Groff, Carter Powley on sax/flute, Danny Jones on bass and Justin Huack on percussion. Also see Shea Usick perform his yoga moves live to Wisdom is Waitin’ on Me! …..and me
Saskatchewan Jazz over Prairie Skies…Isn’t It Grand? Isn’t It Thrilling?
I guess one could say I bleed green as a #YQR musician…here is a song written for the 10th Anniversary of Jazzfest Regina, entitled “Young Man on Scarth Playin’ Saxophone.” Scarth Street hosts many wonderful concerts in our fine Queen City. Enjoy this stripped down version…just me and my piano.
Title track of my CD “I Don’t Do Lazy Like That” in a plaid onsie….Now, that’s something I don’t wear everyday…or ever (except on video shoots)
A Lyric Video starring Theodore Tugboat from the Halifax Jazz Festival! Jazz On The Harbour. Congrats Halifax Jazz Festival on your Music Nova Scotia win!
A video release from my CD “I Don’t Do Lazy Like That” is the song “Isn’t that the Reason Why You Came?” which features my very good friend Corinne Groff and her many fabulous dresses!
The first video release from my CD “Wisdom is Waitin’ on Me” (No lyrca was unreasonably stretched or otherwise harmed in this video)
Check out the following Live-off-the-floor video, Light a Candle for a Dance. Studio version available on on the new CD…
BIO – Scott Anthony Andrews is both a Prairie and Maritime singer-songwriter—quite a combination—land and sea. Currently, Scott Anthony is completing his Songwriting Specialist Certificate through Berklee College of Music (online), and has had the privilege of studying under Neil Diercks, Sarah Brindell and Erin Barra. Through Berklee, Scott Anthony has met and collaborated with songwriters all over the world, including Italy, England and other parts of Canada. Scott is also taking training in music production. Musical genres include Adult Contemporary (AC) with significant nods to Smooth Jazz, Smooth-AC, Soft-AC, and AC-inspirational. Scott Anthony released his third CD, I Don’t Do Lazy Like That. This CD is a collection of songs Scott wrote that touch upon jazz (as a lyrical theme), love and longing (of course), the Prairies and Mr. Robert Boyer, a significant Indigenous Fine Artist—specifically his famous painting, The Carousel of Life. Scott has even written a song about wisdom and yoga, entitled Wisdom is Waiting on Me…
The title song, I Don’t Do Lazy Like That, partially emerged from the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) 2015 Songwriting Challenge, which led to Scott Anthony assuming the co-chair of the Regina Chapter of SAC. He also participated in the 2016 SAC Songwriting Challenge, the 2016 Sask Music Songwriting Masterclass, and the 2015 Songwriting Challenge sponsored by SaskMusic in partnership with the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media. Additionally, Scott Anthony is working on an Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) project with Kelley Jo Burke; Scott Anthony is writing some songs to adapt Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon: A Play with Music.
As well as studying at Berklee, Scott Anthony has taken some classes at the Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina and studied composition, piano and vocal jazz at Vancouver Community College in the Jazz and Commercial Music program. His previous CD Courage Walks with Us garnered a 2015 Music Nova Scotia Award nomination and the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and named him a Top Finalist for the lead track The Chronoscope Trips (2014). From Courage Scott released two songs to radio, and received national and regional airplay on stations such as CBC, 105.7FM Seaside FM, and 98.9 The Beach. Interestingly, one of these songs is entitled, As if I Could (Say No to You Old Man Winter), and it was discovered that these radio stations are in some of the coldest parts of our country…. (coincidence?) Additionally, Scott penned and released a Holiday song (2015) I Still Say Merry Christmas, which was the 929JackFM & Music NovaScotia download of the week December 3-9, 2015. Scott Anthony released his first CD, Faith is a Bicycle, in 2013.
Scott has toured Western Canada and the Maritimes. Additionally, several vocal ensembles performed songs from “Faith.” Regina JazzFest 2016 saw him play all over town with a trombone, a sax and by himself. Regina JazzFest 2015, Scott Anthony performed 8 gigs in 5 days…a record for him! Live, Scott Anthony is fortunate to perform with some of Saskatchewan’s finest musicians, such as Carter Powley, a great saxophonist, as well as Ryan Hicks, a jazz guitarist and singer-songwriter. Carter was featured in Scott Anthony’s Quartet at the LeBistro Jazz series in 2015. In studio, Scott is equally fortunate to use some of Saskatchewan’s finest musicians who have played now on all three CDs, guitarist Rich McFarlane, Gent Laird (stand-up & electric bass) and Glenn Ens (drums & percussion). But perhaps most fortunate of all, Scott Anthony has been lucky enough to have Ross Nykiforuk from Cosmic Pad Studios produce all three CDs and his Christmas single!
2017 Selected for Co-writing Masterclass with Justin Gray Sponsored by SaskMusic
2017 Completed Songwriting Specialist Certificate from Berklee College of Music Online
2016 Selected for the S.A.C. Summer Songwriting and Blogging Challenge: 4 songs in 4 weeks Sponsored by Songwriters Association of Canada
2016 Selected for Songwriting Masterclass Sponsored by SaskMusic
2015 Nova Scotia Music Award Nominee Inspirational Album of the Year
2015 Selected for Saskatchewan Song Co-Writing Challenge
Sponsored by Bell Media, Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA), Creative Saskatchewan & Sask Music
2015 Selected for 6-Week Blogging and Songwriting Challenge Sponsored by Songwriters Association of Canada
2014 Top Finalist in Singer-Songwriter Mentor Contest Sponsored by Songwriters Association of Canada