|Scott Jacks ( 1959 - ) was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He grew up influenced by prog-rock innovators such as Gentle Giant, Camel, King Crimson and many others. After some childhood classical piano training, he taught himself guitar and drums. In his early twenties Scott moved to the Okanagan area of B.C. where he worked his first professional gigs playing cover tunes in the local pubs. By 1982 he moved back to Vancouver and formed the respected progressive rock band First
Aid (1982-1991). The band's success with Hockey Night in Tarkus, their tongue-in-cheek hybrid of Hockey Night in Canada and Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Tarkus, led to the song
becoming the theme tune for the AHL's Rochester (NY) Americans in the 90's.
Following the dissolution of First Aid, Scott began his solo career with his well-received self-titled debut in 1996. His style combines lush instrumentation and introspective songwriting, merging his progressive rock roots with jazz and pop. Throughout the 90s, Scott also began recording and producing other artists. In 1998, he began delving into soundtrack work, writing and recording two songs for the television series Canadian Steel, Chinese Grit, which was broadcast in China and Canada. He also played keyboards and drums for his brother, producer, renowned environmentalist, and music legend, Terry Jacks, in scores for the films The Southern Chilcotin Mountains and Four Seasons of Sophie Thomas. In 2000, Scott released Coelacanth Ale, a compilation of rare and unreleased First Aid tracks.
In 2003 he released his second solo CD, You Know Me By Now, recorded by Paul Siczek (Recurring, Terror of Tiny Town). He is also recorded with singer Jana Keeley, produced by Terry Jacks and engineered by Ken Burke (Moist, 98º).
In late 2009 Scott moved to Sechelt B.C. where he is currently working on yet another CD. Scott hired local Vancouver drummer Phil Robertson for a signature drum track on an instrumental co-produced by Derek Mason a former band-mate from First Aid.