Rick Scott

Scott an all-ages entertainer

Award-winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor Rick Scott performs on July 2 for Summer Kicks.

Music and a touch of laughter will take over Spirit Square when award-winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor Rick Scott performs on July 2.

Over his 35-year career, Scott has accumulated more than a thousand live shows in schools, festivals, and concert halls across Canada, the U.S., Australia and Southeast Asia.

Scott’s concerts typically combine his wacky sense of humour with a sharp human commentary. Adding elements of humour has always been important for the Juno winner.

“(Humour) is a way to make people feel relaxed,” he said. “When I perform, if I can get people to laugh at me first, then I can laugh at them, and then we can laugh at each other.”

In 2012, Scott released The Great Gazzoon, a 4 CD musical/audio novel that tells the story of one boy’s love of music and how it changes his community. His work on that album received numerous awards and accolades as one of the best children’s recordings of 2012.

It was originally supposed to be a children’s story but the idea for it to be an audio novel grew over time.

“As I wrote the story all this music started coming into my head and I started writing songs…that changed the course for us and we ended up with 25 singers, musicians and voice actors,” Scott said.

Lately, Scott has had a unique opportunity to work with the Vancouver Island Orchestra.

He performed alongside the orchestra playing his own music in an effort to introduce children to the orchestra while having them participate and learn about the ensemble’s different sections.

“There’s nothing like having your simple little tunes played by a 50-piece orchestra,” Scott said. “The first rehearsal I just about fell off the podium.”

The shows were such a success that the collaboration was recently extended for three more years.

Scott’s show will begin at 7 p.m. and he will be accompanied by local ensemble The Parson Jazz Cooperative.


Just Posted

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Golden Secondary School Eagles soar at Kootenay championship

Submitted The Golden Secondary School track and field team has completed another… Continue reading

Your weekly Mountain Minute

Golden’s 60-second news recap

An Everest fundraiser

Man set to climb elevation of Mt. Everest in one day to raise school lunch funds

Interior Health study offers take-home drug testing kits to spot fentanyl

Interior Health to evaluate safety of at home drug testing kits aimed at reducing fentanyl overdoses

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Most Read