Funk Bassist Scott Tucker Turns To Folk With Leela Gilday

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In 2007 Bassist Scott Tucker from Vancouver appeared to become something of an overnight internet sensation when his debut album 'Delivery Bros' went viral. Tucker's hypnotic blend of funk-pop songs started gaining in popularity after being posted on his Myspace page. After a brief musical hiatus it now seems that Tucker has turned his attention to the folk scene. The music blog website has reported that according Canada's CBC Radio-Canada Tucker has been recording and touring with Canadian Aboriginal folk star Leela Gilday.

Back in 2007 it looked like bassist Scott Tucker from Vancouver was set to hit the big time. After his debut album 'Delivery Bros' went viral on the internet his shows in the Vancouver area appeared to become just as popular as the hits on his website. After the initial success Tucker seemed to disappear from the limelight but now, according the music blog he is back performing and recording.

The music blog site recently reported that according to CBC Radio-Canada Tucker has been recording and performing alongside Aboriginal folk star Leela Gilday. Singer songwriter Gilday is no stranger to success in Canada, with her mix of north country rootsy folk and urban yearnings having helped her become very well known to Canadian music fans.

Her Dene upbringing coupled with a very personal take on life has brought about success which now looks set to reach a wider audience. Gilday was voted Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year for 2011 in the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards. Scott Tucker played bass on her award winning album 'Calling All Warriors'. The album won the 2010 best Folk/Acoustic CD of the year in the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards. Fans of Scott Tucker's early funk driven R&B pop will now have the chance to enjoy a different style of bass playing when they hear his work on Leela Gilday's work.

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