Keith Scott (musician)

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Keith Scott
Keith Scott in Madrid (2003)
Background information
Born (1954-07-20) July 20, 1954 (age 65)
Vancouver, British Columbia
GenresRock, hard rock, soft rock
Occupation(s)Musician, Guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, backing vocals
Years active1971–present
Associated actsBryan Adams, The Fontanas, Jann Arden

Keith Douglas Scott (born July 20, 1954) is a Canadian guitar player, who is best known for his long-term collaboration with the singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. He has also worked with Cher, Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Tom Cochrane, Craig Northey, João Pedro Pais, Jann Arden and other musicians.


Scott was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, where his father played jazz piano and his mother sang occasionally. While still at school, he learned how to play the acoustic guitar and, by the time he was 17, he had acquired a used 1960s Fender Stratocaster, which was to become a trademark instrument. Many of his musical influences, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, were also associated with this instrument.[1] During his career, he has used other instruments and recently the Gretsch company produced a "Keith Scott Nashville Gold Top" signature guitar, to Scott's specifications[2] as a thank you to Scott for using his orange Gretsch for the video for "Everything I Do".

Early bands[edit]

Scott formed a band with people he had met at school but quickly found work with better-known bands such as "Bowser Moon", The Handley Page Group and Zingo,[3] playing about 300 shows a year in the then lucrative nightclub scene.

Bryan Adams[edit]

Scott was introduced to Adams in Ontario in the summer of 1976;[3] as the 1970s were coming to an end, he started doing some recording work for the then-unknown Bryan Adams. This proved successful and within a year Scott was touring with Adams, they have been together on stage ever since.[4]

With Bryan Adams during their tour in Bangalore, India in 2011.

Instruments and equipment[edit]


Keith is known for favouring Fender Stratocasters when playing live with Bryan Adams, he also is known for playing Telecasters and Les Pauls. He played a Gretsch Guitar in the video for "Everything I do" and was given his own gold signature model the 6120KS.


Keith uses a variety of Boss pedals as well as a Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Lovetone Brown Source pedal.

Social Media[edit]

Keith has his own Instagram page.[5] There is a community of his fans on his Official Facebook page [6] as well that is run by the Keith Scott Fan Club.[7]


  1. ^ "Keith Scott Interview September 2011".
  2. ^ "Gretsch Keith Scott Nashville Features Stunning Gold Top". Winter 1999. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
  3. ^ a b band "Archive/Band Area" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved June 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "'Get Up!': Bryan Adams Talks New Album, Guitars and Working with Jeff Lynne".
  5. ^ keithscott99 Instagram page
  6. ^ Official Facebook Fan Page
  7. ^ Fan Club Page

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