Artist Spotlight -- Trevor Finlay. Rockin' Nashville!
February 9, 2021Text Link
Trevor Finlay, like so many other artists moved to Nashville to perform. The Canadian has an extensive career starting in the 80’s playing with 80’s pop icons, and working around the globe including Canada, Europe, and Australia. Trevor does a great job on Country classics, however pop, metal, hairband and classic rock is what he enjoys most.
Trevor’s previous career included releasing 5 studio albums, plus one live album and touring incessantly all over the world (from Canada coast to coast to Australia, parts of the US and Europe), opening for big-named acts (like James Brown, Kid Rock, John Hiatt, Johnny Winter and Booker T., and the MG’s just to name a few), earning awards and nominations (Real Blues Magazine 11th Annual Awards - Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist, Best Canadian Blues Band/Central, Top Canadian Blues Guitarist; Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “Male Vocalist of the Year”; Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “New Artist of the Year”), and becoming a regular guest on several popular morning radio shows.
Trevor recently released an album, “GET INTO IT”, and it has a lot going for it. Recorded in just 4.5 days and featuring a few Rock Star musicians, the album marks a return to form for TREVOR FINLAY. Stylistically, it draws from his influences while at the same time manages to move forward. You can enjoy one of the tracks here.
In a time where technology is king and people spend weeks, if not months to create ‘perfect’ music “GET INTO IT” was done in the old-fashioned way - recorded by seasoned musicians that can play their instruments. There are no edits, no quantizing or pitch corrections. As Trevor likes to say, “Imperfections are where the soul lies.”
Self-produced and co-written entirely by Finlay, “GET INTO IT” consists of 13 original songs which showcase his unique ability to write lyrics that at times can give a subtle wink at the listener. His innovative and melodic guitar playing and the “gravity and rasp” of his vocals are just a couple of the enjoyable characteristics of this album. Trevor called on some friends to play on the album including Michael Klooster from Smash Mouth on keyboards, Ron Lavella from Vertical Horizon on drums and all around busy guy Bobby Turk on bass, with special guests Steve Wolfe on percussion, Jeff Teczon on sax and former Pat McGee guitarist Brian Fechino, who not only played 2nd guitar on a few tracks but also co-produced, engineered and mixed the album.
Trevor keeps his music performance calendar here .
Trevor has been kind enough to participate in the LTL Simple Man Series. See his video here .