For Scott singing and playing the accordion has never been a chore, it is lifestyle that is now entangled with the memory of a grandfather, the gentle guidance of a mother and the playful and loving berating of a father.  

 

Music often tumbled off the fingers of the three Heatcoat children, out of the quaint farmhouse and into the rolling hills of south central Saskatchewan.  By the time Scott was five, his Grandfather Edgar Heatcoat, introduced his own instrument of choice to the young boy.  "He has accordion players hands," Edgar always said after Scott was born.

 

When he was only knee high to a grasshopper, as the old saying goes, Scott would pack his suitcase and crawl up into the passenger seat alongside his grandfather to attend various polka fests. It was there that he would be introduced to the American Polka King, Frankie Yankovic and jump at the opportunities to play with Walter Ostanek.

Soon Scott would begin playing and competing at the Kimberley Old Time Accordion Competition (KIOTAC) and in 2005 he joined Saskatchewan Express.  In time, he began to understand that performing and his love of music was a gift he had to share.  It is with that gift he could bring on a smile, a heartfelt laugh or a woeful cry.

 

In 2006 it was time to bid farewell to the life of a country mouse.  Scott packed his bags and moved to the coast where he completed his studies at the The Canadian College of Performing Arts out of Victoria B.C. focussing on acting, singing and dancing.  Recently, Scott performed as a special guest artist on the final season of PolkaRama.

 

Peppering performances with sides of comedic flare Scott's shows incorporate the piano accordion, button accordion, vocals and acoustic guitar.  With Scott’s presence on stage and ability to make any granny swoon, you will be sure to have a great time.  Get ready to tap your toes, take a partner for a spin around the dance floor, bend over in laughter or reminisce about the “good ole’ days.”

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