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
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 is in the final stages of recording his third CD, tentatively entitled I Don’t Do Lazy Like That. This CD is a broad 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….although Lululemon is not referenced in that song 😉
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. In addition to I Don’t Do Lazy Like That, 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 (2010) into a musical. Currently, this project is tentatively entitled, Sing Ducks, Sing.
As well as studying at Berklee College of Music (Online) 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!
Check out the following video, Light a Candle for a Dance to be featured on the new CD, as well as some of my other videos…