TEA Volume 15 artist Trevor Davies brings Nostalgia to the TEA Volume 15 compilation release. Trevor is currently performing in the Toronto area. Check out listings and Blog for more information. Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, in 1987, Trevor Davies has spent his entire life as an independent musician on Vancouver Island. Largely self-taught on guitar and vocals, he fronted a rock band at fourteen which performed some original material and performed near his home town in the Cowichan Valley. As his songwriting developed, a more adventurous group called Freedom Toast was formed. Here began his passion for both improvisation and ideas in music…
The teenage experimental band released two professional recordings and played hundreds of shows including the Islands Folk Festival, VIEX, and other gigs typically reserved for grown-ups.
Trevor maintains a deep interest in literature and language. He has written many poems, short stories, articles and essays, some of which have been published. Some of which have become songs. He has also written and directed several films and worked as director and musical director in theatrical productions.
In 2005, Trevor enrolled in jazz performance at Vancouver Island University, where he studied with some of the best musicians in Canada, including: Buff Allen, Ken Lister, Greg Bush, Bryan Stovell, Myron Makepeace and jazz-guitar jedi Pat Coleman. Trevor has performed with such talented performer/musicians as Ian Finkel, Ken Lavigne, The Nylons and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Commercial work as a guitarist locally and on cruise ships around the world has resulted in a certain musical versatility and a growing vocabulary of styles. Through a constant exposure to music, Trevor also plays bass, drums, piano and trumpet to respective extents.
Trevor is currently promoting his first “solo” release (with full band), entitled Vanity Press. It is comprised mainly of material that has been accumulating for several years. The title is a reflection of the self-produced nature of Davies’ career. These song-poems are based in personal experience and love, and are strongly influenced by external works of art. They betray a fascination with wordplay, people, nature, and the simplicity (yet depth) of pop music. Over the years, and definitively with this release, the focus of Trevor’s music has shifted from the group collaboration of a jam band to composition and language, with an emphasis on elegance, authenticity, and personal emotive forces. Trevor is currently performing in the Toronto area. You can check out his show listings and Blog for more information.
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TEA Volume 15 artist Trevor Davies brings Nostalgia to the TEA Volume 15 compilation release. Trevor is currently performing in the Toronto area. Check out listings and Blog for more information. Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, in 1987, Trevor Davies has spent his entire life as an independent musician on Vancouver Island. Largely self-taught on guitar [...]