David Sydney Scott
David Sydney Scott Saxophone, Penny Whistle, Flute, Clarinet Percussion, Singer, Songwriter David Sydney Scott is a native of Sydney Australia, which is where his musical journey began. As a teen David was a member of a successful Australian Rock & Roll Band, 'The Leemen', whose hit singles 'Johnny Guitar' and 'The Hucklebuck' resulted in the band touring Australia. This early success afforded David the opportunity to study and play with some of Australia's finest musicians! The journey next led to Japan and Hong Kong, and eventually to New Caledonia where David a French Dance Orchestra 'L'Orchestre Des Freres Hars'. Next, off to Tahiti, where he played at the world famous 'Zizou Bar', and along with Tony Chardo and Jean Pierre Vincent recorded 'The Surfsider's' best selling album for Yves Roche at Manuiti Recordings in Papeete. David's Tahitian connection led him next to live and play in St. Moritz Switzerland. In 1968 Hawaii beckoned, where David and Bobby Simmons formed the popular rock fusion group 'IS', which played for many years across the U.S. --- from Honolulu, to Harlem! The stars shone brightly again on David's musical journey in 1975 when he began a 10 year stint playing with Premier Trombonist Frank Rehak and composer, musician Doug Robinson of Jazzooo Productions . In 1990 yet another color was added to this musical excursion when David joined the popular Cajun & Zydeco Band 'Gator Beat', led by Cajun Accordionist Richie Domingue of Lafayette Louisiana. The powerful Zydeco rhythms and uplifting Cajun dance beat of this Sonoma County California based band is a crowd pleaser crowds from New Orleans to the Breaux Bridge Zydeco Festival, held annually in May, as well as across the western US and Canada. David is currently pursuing a broad range of musical projects including composing, recording, performing and teaching. His next CD 'Sydney Platypus Plays Music for Children', and the companion book 'The Great Adventure of Sydney Platypus' will be available in the Spring of 2004.