Andrew Scott (drummer)

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Andrew Scott
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Andrew Scott performing with Sloan at the Sudbury Summerfest 2007 in Sudbury, Ontario
Background information
Birth name Andrew Walter Gibson Scott
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 50)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drum kit, guitar
Years active 1991–present
Labels Murderecords
Associated acts Sloan

Andrew Walter Gibson Scott (born November 15, 1967) is a Canadian musician born in Ottawa, Ontario and currently living in Toronto. His first bands include No Damn Fears, Oreo Reversed and Blackpool from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Currently, he is a drummer with the Toronto-based band Sloan.[1] He also plays guitar with the band, usually on songs he has written. Three of his songs, "500 Up", "People of the Sky", and "I've Gotta Try" have been released by Sloan as singles. He is married to Fiona Highet and is father of Stirling Scott and Alistair Scott.

Once the holder of several provincial track and field records, he abandoned his athletic aspirations to become a visual artist. After attending the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University (NSCAD U), he joined Chris Murphy, Jay Ferguson, and Patrick Pentland in Sloan.


Andrew Scott has had many kits over the years, but almost always he plays a 4pc Ludwig 1960's era drum set with vintage Zildjian cymbals, remo drumheads and Promark drumsticks. Drum stands appear to almost always be Yamaha single braced stand. Bass drum pedal is unknown.

Below are a list of his most notable sets though other sets have been seen in recording photos throughout the years.

Kit #1 - Used 1994-1999(ish): Late 50s-Early 1960s Leedy Gold Sparkle 4pc set with the original owners "Andy Sabola" logo head. Drum configuration 22x14 bass, 13x9 rack tom, 16x16floor tom and a matching 14x5 snare drum. This set appears on all their music videos starting with "Coax me" in 1994" all the way to "Losing California". It was also his primary kit used live when not using rentals or the opening band's kit.

Kit#2 - Used 1999 - mid 2000s: Early to mid 60s Ludwig Blue Sparkle 4pc set. He is shown with the matching blue sparkle snare drum in the "Feels good do it" music video, but in most live appearances is seen still using his Leedy gold sparkle snare drum.

Kit#3 - 1970's Ludwig 5pc Blue Vistalite. As seen in "The Other Man" music video he is shown playing a set with 22x14, 13x9, 16x16 and an additional 2nd floor tom. 18x16 would have been standard in the 70's but could possibly be a 14x14. This set also has a matching 14x5 snare snare drum. We also see Andrew with a 3rd crash cymbal for the first time. Again exact cymbals are unknown, but still appear to be vintage Zildjian's. On tour, Andrew again used his 14x5 Leedy snare drum.

Kit #4 - 2011–Present: Early to mid 1960s Sky Blue Pearl Ludwig 3pc set with the standard configuration of 22x14, 13x9, 16x16 with a 14x5 Ludwig L400 Aluminum Supraphonic snare drum (with backup one on hand in case of a broken drum head).

2016 One Chord to Another 20th anniversary tour: Andrew plays a hybrid set of all his past drum sets. His 13x9 Vistalite rack tom, 16x16 Leedy floor tom, 22x14 sky blue pearl bass drum again with a Supraphonic snare drum.

Guitar: Scott has an orange double cutaway Gretsch hollowbody that he uses both on stage and in studio.


  1. ^ "SPIN May 1993" (Digitized online by Google books). Retrieved 2010-04-27. 

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