Scott Varney And The Vinyl Canvas

Scott Varney And The Vinyl Canvas

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Scott Varney's bringing the beat the bass and the groove......Come along for the ride

Biography

The Musician: Take a 6 string bass guitar, a soulful voice, uplifting beats and a wandering imagination and you have bassist/singer/songwriter Scott Varney. Scotts Been playing bass for about 13 years and has played in everything from punk rock bands to free form jazz projects. Where Scott has truly found his home musically is in the song writing chair where he can let his bass playing take a more prominent role and allow his ideas and variety of influences flow freely. Scotts influenced by the music he grew up listening to from his mom and dads record collection including George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Earth wind and fire as well as more modern influences such as Jamiroquai, Phish, Ani Difranco and jack Johnson to name a few.

The Performance:. Always ready for a show you can find Scott performing out with his one man band. Scott, from time to time "loops" his vocals, bass guitar and even various toys and percussion instruments creating a wall of sound that you'll swear is coming from multiple musicians. your sure to find uplifting beats, melodic bass lines that groove from song to song as well as plenty of improvisation allowing not only the songs but also the mood to change from show to show. Performances include an extensive list of scott's original songwriting as well as interpretations of many popular musicians including Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and many, many more.

What People are saying: Sam McDonald of Hampton Roads Newspaper The daily press simply referred to Scott as a “Bass Phenomenon”. At many of the performances you can hear fans reiterate this comparing his playing to that of Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and even guitar player Tommy Emanuel. Fans have also compared his song writing to that of Ani Difranco and Jack Johnson to name a few. Scotts Debut Cd “The Childs Eye”Recorded at Sound of music studios in Richmond with John Morand who’s credits include Carbon Leaf, Cracker,
Joan Osbourne and many others has also been getting great reviews. Danny Carmichael from Richmond based wadi magazine describes it as “a very light feel, like a summer dress. And like a summer dress, this CD flows. Perfect porch music, probably even better with a cold beer and a nice breeze.”

Highlights: Scotts most memorable show was when he shared the stage with one of his greatest influences, bassist Oteil Burbridge and his band the Peace Makers. He has also performed live on Norfolk Based stations 93.7 The Coast and 106.5 the Bob Fm. Both Stations have aired his music quite frequently. Scott has also received air play on NPR shows Gyroscope as well as Out of the Box. Both based out of Norfolk VA. Scotts song “Groove of a child” was also one out of five finalists in the Jam Category for the 2005 Independent music awards.

Future: Scotts philosophy on shows is to play everywhere and anywhere, and that is just what he is going to do from his home in Williamsburg Va to wherever else his original sound takes him. Scott's planning the recording of a new cd as well as a tour for summer 2007. So be on the look out and listen up! We’re bringing the beat the bass and the groove....Please,Come along for the ride

Lyrics

Daydreamin'

Written By: Scott Varney

Sometimes I like to lose my mind
and close my eyes for a little while
dreaming of a far off place where we can take our time
and everyone would smile once in a while
let loose who cares what's in style
not me, close your eyes and you’ll see

(Chorus)
Just close your eyes
and maybe you’ll find
there’s so much sweetness in your world
and maybe you’ll see
your dreams can make reality
Just take your time
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin

Gentle breeze of a cool spring day
no time for work only time for play
and we’d laugh much like children do
and in this little place
there’d be no pain and no thoughts of hate in anyone
this dream has only just begun

(Chorus)
Just Close your eyes
and maybe you’ll find
there’s so much sweetness in your world
and maybe you’ll see
your dreams can make reality
just take your time
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin

Looking here, Looking there
Looking Looking everywhere
but with our eyes open wide
its hard to see whats deep inside

(Chorus)
Just close your eyes
and maybe you’ll find
theres so much sweetness in your world
and maybe you’ll see
your dreams can make reality
just take your time
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin
Day Dreamin

Discography

Debut CD- "The Childs Eye"

Set List

Scott Varney has an extensive list of original Music .
Scott also from time to time combines in covers by:
Stevie Wonder
Grateful Dead
Van Morrison
Phish
The Police
Radiohead
Beatles
Sublime
And others......