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Bill Scott was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He began to learn the piano at the age of seven. After four years of studying piano his parents bought him an accordion and with his father’s help Bill was on his way to entertaining people, and at the same time earning some extra pocket money.
Bill Scott
He left school at sixteen after having gained five ‘O’ levels and began as an apprentice in a major engineering company. During this time he played with a number of semi-professional bands in and around Edinburgh and as one of these bands, called ‘Writing on the Wall’, became increasingly popular he left engineering, turned professional and moved to London.
The band released an album called 'POWER OF THE PICTS'. They played at The 'Star Club' in Hamburg, toured Europe and played with the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Birds, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Spooky Tooth, Family, Yes, Nice, Average White band, Supertramp, Al Stewart, and Fairport Convention to name but a few.
A major highlight was representing U.K. in the RIO Song Festival.
Bill did several tours of Europe with Johnny Wakelin (In Zaire fame) and shared the bill with the Bellamy Brothers.
Bill has also worked with the late Marty Robbins at the Wembley Country Music Festival in London, During this time he also worked as a session musician with such artistes as The Tremeloes, Shakin’ Stevens, Chas & Dave and David Soul. He has also written lots of music. In 1980 Bill to came to Australia playing piano and accordion with Lonnie Donegan. Also with Lonnie, Bill worked at Caesars Tahoe in Lake Tahoe and performed before Her Majesty The Queen at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
Bill has lived in Australia since 1987 and was Musical Director for several Productions shows including the highly acclaimed “Ladies Laughs & Larrikins” which won many ‘MO’ Awards.

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