The songs of Neil Diamond continue to attract new fans.
A show such as Jason Scott’s “Diamond Forever, a Celebration of Neil Diamond” is an entertaining recognition of the music and talent of this legendary singer-songwriter.
Scott, who is based in Cranbrook, will appear at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch on Friday, June 13.
“Neil Diamond has recorded his music so many times, and changed it so much, that interpreting that music can in itself be an art,” Scott says. “When you look at Neil Diamond’s history and career of six decades, you realize the music and the possibilities of that music are unlimited.”
Diamond is more than a songwriter, but a composer and performer as well. His music has that universality and timelessness that transcends his own personality, and the personalities of anyone performing his music. The proof of this is the audience itself, crossing all generations, with new fans added every year, and the songs themselves, which are so well known as to be archetypal.
Scott has been studying music since the age of five. He has toured extensively with nightclub and concert bands and has been a recording artist. In 2005 in Las Vegas, he was the first ever Canadian international performer to win the “Be a Legend” celebrity tribute artist competition as Neil Diamond, at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino.
He has performed on many occasions in Las Vegas since that time, as well as Disney World in Orlando, Florida and on cruise ships.
The show at the Legion branch, 26607 Fraser Highway, begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Legion branch, or by calling 604-856-8814.