First playing guitar at age 14, Scott McGill majored in jazz performance/composition at Temple School. He started his professional profession playing for Robert Threat, getting exposure before huge crowds. This gig lasted from 1985 to 1986. In 1991, McGill began the music group Scott McGill’s Hands Plantation. The group released a self-titled record and performed as starting act for many progressive rock clothes. Another move for McGill was starting up with prog rockers Finneus Measure. He documented two albums with this group, 1997’s Even more Once More and something Inch from the Fall (1999). Later on in 1999, Hands Plantation released their second Compact disc, Ripe. By 2000, McGill experienced installed with Michael Manring and Vic Stevens (who was simply the drummer at hand Farm) to create Addition By Subtraction and launch an album from the same name.