The McCartney Years: Scott Wilkinson – Bio

Scott Wilkinson (Backing vocals, keyboards)

Scott Wilkinson, born and raised in South Western Ontario, Canada, was introduced to the piano at the age of 3. With strong influence from his grandfather, jazz pianist Grant Graham, it was clear at an early age that music would be an important part of his life. At age 9 Scott was accepted to Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts where he studied piano, string bass and vocal music. As a member of the Amabile Boys Choir he performed for the Queen of England at the 1997 Canada Day Celebration in Ottawa, Canada. In 2002 as a member of the St. Paul’s Cathedral choir in London, Ontario he spent a week as the resident choir for St. Paul’s Cathedral London, England. Scott’s pursuit of music lead him to be accepted to Western University in London, Ontario for the string bass. While there he played piano in the Western Jazz Band and later he would audition and be accepted into the Jazz Piano program at Humber College. In 2014 Scott started playing keyboard for Canadian Country Music artist and CCMA Award winner Eric Ethridge. For the last 5 years Scott has been spending time on the road with Eric playing festival stages for crowds upwards of 40,000 people. In July of 2016 Scott and his wife Elizabeth welcomed their daughter Billie (named after his grandfather’s biggest influence, jazz pianist Bill Evans) into the family. Billie has a tremendous love for music and is already spending time at the keys!