Scott has earned his living entertaining in Canada for over 50
years - "How many people can say that?" he says with
entertainment career began in 1968 with his neighbourhood
band, "The Innocence Of Virgil Scott". His
natural talent soon found recognition, Virgil was opening for
major Canadian recording acts across Southern Ontario.
During the same period, he spent two years in the Music
Program at Humber College, as well as private vocal lessons
under the mentor ship of world renowned Rosemary Burns.
resurgence of Motown and Rhythm & Blues in the 80's
propelled Virgil's career, as he became a mainstay headliner
at nightclubs and casinos across Canada and the United States,
and to this day enjoys an extensive following.
moreover, has enjoyed an impressive theatrical career,
appearing in such productions as Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch
Who Stole Christmas, and the Toronto production of Hair.
may recognize his voice from various jingles throughout the
years, such as Hostess Chips, Diamond Cheese, Molson, Labatt's,
The Bay, and Sears. In addition to his musical
endeavours, Virgil is also a member of the Child Find
organization, and has recently received official recognition
as the authorized musical spokesperson for Child Find Ontario.
This is an honour he takes seriously, hosting benefit concerts
throughout the province year round.
past eight years has found Virgil in the recording studio
almost as much as on stage. Either with vocals on numerous CDs
for other people, or producing several CD's, and
was honoured to be a contributing Executive Producer on
the CD "AURORA" for David Clayton
has developed several variations of his live performances.
The Virgil Scott Band- A mainstay
in nightclubs, corporate shows, and festivals throughout
Canada. This 6 piece band is as good as it gets,
delivering strong R&B with lots of soul.
Virgil Scott Motown Review - The great band always,
with female singer Christina Paoletta to add Martha
Reeves, and Supremes classics. Lots of Marvin Gaye and Tammy
Terrell duets, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, this
Motown show covers them all. This is a very popular
corporate show, and has played the Niagara Fallsview Casino
several times in the past 4 years. "LIVE" DVD
Duo- Traveling throughout the country Virgil utilizes
his friends, working with some of the best piano players in
Canada. This is a favourite of any Virgil Scott regular
with the repertoire consisting of jazz standards and soft
R&B tunes. From well established Bistros and
restaurants to corporate functions, festivals, and as of
lately becoming a popular "HOUSE CONCERT".
3 Dads- "Its all about
the voices "
[MIKE BEGGS.. Mississauga News].
Musicians everywhere show up at these shows just to hear the harmonies.
Beatles, Eagles, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, The Band
etc. Jay Speziale, Glynn Stevens and Virgil Scott join
together to make a very special "Acoustic"
show. The schedule for The 3 Dads is limited as Jay
and Glynn are busy with several acts that hire them
constantly. Their "hit men" says Virgil, two
of the greatest singers in Canada and they tolerate me. Pubs,
and small clubs in the GTA Mon, Tues, Wed nights
"early" cause we're dads, but there is talk of some
folk, roots festivals. "Live "CD available.
My Sister Played - is a walk down memory lane for
anyone who is 45 to 65 years of age. The show takes the
audience on a nostalgic journey of the 1950s and early
60s,through the reminiscences of North American culture, and
influences of the time. Emphasis is on boyhood innocence, in
the suburbs and the great songs of the day, 25 in all.
The tone is comical, uplifting, and is intended to incite the
audience to relate through the music and memories of the era.
Audience involvement may include impromptu group
participation, invitations to sing , twist or Hula Hoop. Yes,
its just that much fun. Here are some
made my heart go BOOM BOOM BOOM" -
Julie Brown, Special Events ,Ryerson University
sentimental journey of his neighborhood is both compelling and
highly entertaining" - Mike
Beggs, Entertainment Writer Mississauga News
humorous and nostalgic trip through the fifties and early
sixties, presented in a musical way that only Virgil could
David Atkins, Mississauga Living Magazine
What memories! What a voice! This is one of Canada's greatest
singers, and a must see for all ages. I laughed, I
cried, I almost danced, WOW! Virgil really has something
special with this show, and the whole country is going to want
to see it." -
Jim Paulson AM 740