Jeff Scott's life began in the suburb of Newmarket Ontario Canada on a hot summer night

in the 1960's. While the details are uncertain, it is said the Beatles were still touring at the

time.

A student of piano at Toronto’s acclaimed jazz school Humber College, he entered the

tribute music industry, literally overnight.

It began with a phone call on a cold February afternoon. By the end of the conversation,

Jeff was heading to Las Vegas to join the successful Kokomo Beach Band, a Beach Boys

Tribute, where his love for 60’s pop and his sweet falsetto would fit like a glove. Touring

the US and Canada, the highlight of the trip would be a series of shows on the Vegas

Strip, including The Sands, Aladdin, and Circus Circus.

It was at the Aladdin where folks first noticed Jeff’s resemblance to Buddy Holly and a

segment was worked into the show.  Jeff was thrilled to have an opportunity to take

centre stage. “Most impersonators dream of making it to Vegas” Jeff says, “I started

there!!”  Jeff’s energy in the role led to high profile opportunities with the Las Vegas

production “Legends in Concert” performing in Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Miami, and

Chicago. He would eventually see Mexico,  Australia and travel as far as Hong Kong.

Since then Jeff has juggled his career as a singer/songwriter with his work as a free lance

musician.   He has shared the stage with such personalities as Sha Na Na’s Bowser, the

Crystals (“Da Doo Ron Ron“), Joey Dee (“Peppermint Twist”) ‘Diamond’ Dave

Sommerville (“Little Darlin’” “The Stroll”) and the "Duke of Earl" himself, Gene Chandler.  

He’s toured with recording artists Zoë Bentley and Trey Mills and added guitar to Nicole

Holness’ hit single “EPIC”. More recently she has shared the stage with award winning

fiddle player, Linsey Beckett and 83/84 CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Marie Bottrell.

However his favourite moment would have to be playing Farfisa organ for the legendary

Sam the Sham as he performed the rock and roll classic “Woolly Bully”.   ...Although

being called onstage to sing with the Beach Boys in 2013 is a close second...!

His 2006 release "…Like Super Man on Krypton", is an "eclectic…collection of

shimmering, catchy folk/pop tunes". Behind the breezy vocals and acoustic melodies was

a story of loss of innocence.  Fan favourite "Natalie" sets a melancholy tone,  while songs

like "Her Only Bad Habit Is Me" display his quirky sense of humour. "Angels Do Drink

Beer" is just plain fun.

2010 saw the release of "Three Seasons Drive" which digs even deeper into the roots

tradition.  "I wondered what the Beatles would have sounded like if they grew up in the

American midwest!"   This led to Karen Reed's fiddle side by side with Jeff's

Rickenbacker 12 string. The result was set pieces like “Indian Summer” and “Louisiana

Rain”

In 2009 Jeff took the time between records to introduce the 1/2 Century Series.  The first

show a celebration of Buddy Holly’s music to mark “The Day The Music Died” in February

1959.  This led to shows commemorating the Beatles first releases “PLEASE PLEASE

ME” and “WITH THE BEATLES” ...LIVE! in 2013. Performed by a hybrid of Jeff’s original

and tribute band, THE BUDDY RAY VONS, the shows were a huge hit!

The series continued in  2014 with “BRITISH INVASION @ 50!” including “A HARD

DAY’S NIGHT”, and in 2015 “HELP!” marking key moments and classic albums as they

celebrate their anniversaries!

Jeff Scott Music Songs of Love and Reckless Abandon
Jeff Scott Music 2017