Trevor Dick Band wins two Global Music Awards with CD release, “NEW WORLD”.

Some great news! This Press Release just went out on behalf of the Trevor Dick Band:

The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are pleased to announce their recent CD, New World has gleaned two Global Music Awards – “Gold Medal” for Top Ten Album of 2015 and Band of the Year. Details are found here: http://www.globalmusicawards.com/index.html and  http://www.globalmusicawards.com/Top-Ten-Albums-2015.html

Nigerian born, Trevor Dick and his long-time bandmates have entered new territory with the introduction of TDB’s debut album, New World. This world/jazz/folk fusion project with classical and modern pop/rock underpinning takes you from Africa to Latin America to Europe and North America, erasing all borders. The music represents that sense of excitement, adventure, vision and sacrifice as our forefathers and mothers left the “Old World,” got on a ship and sailed into the unknown, in faith and discovered the New World.  “… That’s what this album is all about – that longing for adventure, that sense of creativity, the drive to explore new territories with reckless abandon.”   New World is interesting, experimental, and improvisational. It is complex music, yet accessible to the average listener.  – http://trevordickband.com/



Shortly after the September 2015 CD release, NEW WORLD was also honoured last month with the Gospel Music Association’s “Covenant Award” for Instrumental Album of the Year.

Mark Rheaume, of CBC Music writes, “… not many acts can blend so many sounds as easily as the Trevor Dick Band on NEW WORLD. Sonic sweetness from beginning to end. ”

In his review, Angel Romero of Progressive Rock Central states: “The [TDB] New World incorporates genres appealing to the progressive music community … [with] echoes of Jean Luc Ponty-style fusion on some of the more progressive rock leaning pieces … the mesmerizing electric violin in “East of Sinai Prelude”; the fabulous Middle Eastern-colored progressive rock composition in “East of Sinai” featuring outstanding violin solo work, violin and guitar interplay …”

The TDB are gearing up to perform this music internationally at Folk, Jazz, Blues and World Music Festivals.

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Trevor Dick Band – “NEW WORLD” Wins 2015 GMA Covenant Award | “INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR”

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I was honoured this month (Thursday, November 5, 2015) to accept the GMA Covenant Award on behalf of the Trevor Dick Band. Our recent “New World” project won the “Instrumental Album of the Year” category. For the full list of winners, link here.  This was my acceptance speech:

 

“On behalf of the Trevor Dick Band, Flyingbow Music Ministry and the Artistic Team I want to thank GMA Canada for this award.

New World is a Jazz/World/Progressive Rock Fusion album with Pop & Classical overtones. This album explores global music styles with an underlying longing for adventure, a sense of creativity, the drive to explore new territories with reckless abandon.

I would like to recognize the great team that made this album possible. The Trevor Dick Band members are: Steve Heathcote (drums and percussion), Will Jarvis (bass), Brad Toews (keyboards) and Tony Lind (guitar) and myself, Trevor Dick (electric and acoustic violin & viola). I also thank the wonderful Creative Team: Richard Cleaver (Recording Engineer and Co-Producer), Noble Street Recording Studios, George Seara (mastering), Shane Drever (art work and graphic design), Ball Media (printing) and the Flyingbow Ministry Board of Directors for their wisdom and financial support. The creative, collaborative process of producing this album was truly amazing.  We also thank our wives and families for all their loving support.

Above all, we give all the praise and Glory to God – the master Artist who spun this universe into motion and gave us these gifts to give back to Him. We live in an incredible World, full of wonder, beauty, ugliness, sanctity, mystery, complexity and brokenness. Deep down, this music also comes from a place of faith and hope in a new, restored World.”

Press Release: Guelph, Ontario Violinist represents Canada on World Music Project Video

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This story went out to Canadian media last week and is relevant/of interest to local, national and global audiences:

Trevor Dick, a Guelph, Ontario electric violinist was invited to represent Canada on the World Music Project Video, which had a digital release late August, 2015.

Trevor, along with one other Canadian, came together with over 30 musicians from around the world to complete a music video which was just released on YouTube.. What makes this project so remarkable was that none of the artists, producers and sound engineer ever met in person but rather collaborated over Facebook. Each artist was selected by the co-producers and invited to record and film the title track “I have a Dream” in a setting which was representative of their country and culture. The task of editing and mixing 35 artists’ music and video was mammoth and almost did not come together.

To view the original YouTube video go to: https://youtu.be/ix_4CmWprxE

(Trevor appears at the 23 second mark on the video and then has a solo at 5:42 and various places afterwards)

Trevor decided to be filmed on Parliament Hill in front of the Peace Tower with its Canadian Flag flying above the Centre Block and the Centennial Flame earlier this spring. Trevor felt this was a fitting backdrop to the project with its goals to encourage unity and world peace through music. From a Canadian perspective, Trevor noted that “it felt like a redemptive gesture after the October 22, 2015 shooting on Parliament Hill.”

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African born Trevor, is no stranger to World Music. He has always been attracted to the diversity, colour and beauty of global rhythms and sounds.

The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) are excited to announce the “street launch” of their CD project, New World, September 7/15 with their first release concert planned for Sept. 13/15, 6 p.m. in Oshawa, Ontario at Calvary Church.

This world/jazz/folk fusion project with classical and modern pop/rock underpinning takes you from Africa to Latin America to Europe and North America, erasing all borders.

Mark Rheaume, of CBC Music writes, “… not many acts can blend so many sounds as easily as the Trevor Dick Band on NEW WORLD. Sonic sweetness from beginning to end. ”

Interesting WMP Facts:

– 35 music artists represented: USA, Dominican Republic,  Mexico, Canada, Israel, France, Philippines, Ecuador, Spain, Columbia, Algeria, Italy, Greece, Germany, England, Senegal, Japan, Norway and Lebanon.
– 3 Canadians were involved in the World Music Project: Trevor Dick (Electric Violin, Acoustic Violin and Viola); Navid Goldrick of Alberta (Oud) and Richard Cleaver of Ontario (Mix and Mastering Engineer)
– this story is receiving international media attention in countries such as Mexico and Italy: See: https://www.facebook.com/143198845715529/videos/890163017685771/  and  http://www.patti24.it/?p=14284

Links:

World Music Project Web Site: http://worldmusicproject.org/
World Music Project Facebook Group Site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/754591307992946/
Trevor Dick Band Web Site: http://trevordickband.com/
Link to official Trevor Dick Band Launch Press Release: http://trevordickband.com/press-release-award-winning-canadian-worldjazzfolkfusion-electric-violinist-and-bandmates-announce-their-latest-cd-street-launch-new-world/
Link to the Trevor Dick Band EPK: http://trevordickband.com/press-kit/

 

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Trevor Dick Band – “New World”, Nominated for Three Covenant Awards

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I am once more honoured to be nominated for three Covenant Awards with the Trevor Dick Band’s Jazz/World/Folk/Fusion project, “New World”. Thank you GMA Canada for this vote of confidence.

We were nominated in the following three categories:

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Trevor Dick Band – New World  

INSTRUMENTAL SONG OF THE YEARIfriqiya (Music: Trevor Dick & The Trevor Dick Band)

ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR – Design by Shane Drever

A great team of artists/friends participated on this album: Brad Toews (keys), Will Jarvis (bass), Steve Heathcote (drums/percussion), Tony Lind (guitar), Richard Cleaver (engineer and co-producer), George Seara (mastering), Shane Drever (artwork/design), Ball Media Corporation (CD printing) and Flyingbow (funding/support).

Visit the TDB site here for more: http://trevordickband.com

PRESS RELEASE: Award-winning Canadian world/jazz/folk/fusion electric violinist and bandmates announce their latest CD street launch – “NEW WORLD”

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PRESS RELEASE – September 7, 2015: Award-winning Canadian world/jazz/folk/fusion electric violinist and bandmates announce their latest CD street launch – “NEW WORLD”

The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are excited to announce the “street launch” of their long awaited CD project, New World, today (September 7/15) – http://trevordickband.com/

Coinciding with the release are a number of release concerts planned through 2015 into 2016, starting with their first release concert planned for Sept. 13/15, 6 p.m.in Oshawa, Ontario at Calvary Church.

Award-winning instrumentalist Trevor Dick and his long-time bandmates have entered new territory with the introduction of the Trevor Dick Band’s debut album, New World. This world/jazz/folk fusion project with classical and modern pop/rock underpinning takes you from Africa to Latin America to Europe and North America, erasing all borders.  New World is interesting, experimental, and improvisational. It is complex music, yet accessible to the average listener.

“… That’s what this album is all about – that longing for adventure, that sense of creativity, the drive to explore new territories with reckless abandon.”

Mark Rheaume, of CBC Music writes, “… not many acts can blend so many sounds as easily as the Trevor Dick Band on NEW WORLD. Sonic sweetness from beginning to end. ”

TDB are gearing up to perform this music internationally at Folk, Jazz, Blues and World Music Festivals.

The “World Music Project” LAUNCHED this weekend!

The “World Music Project (WMP)” LAUNCHED this weekend!  Here is a little of the “back-story” from my perspective:

Approximately a year ago, I received a Facebook message from Jesús Cabrera, a young Dominican Film Composer/Musician/Producer now living in New York. He had seen some Youtube footage of me performing “Change the World” and was inviting me to be a part of a very unique collaboration of musicians from all over the world to produce a video of a song, “I Have A Dream”,  where each musician was to be featured on their instrument/voice. Each artist was sent the chart and basic bare-bones .mp3 of the song to play/song over and contribute to. Recording happened in professional and home recording studios … then each musician shot some video footage near a monument or location that represented their country.

Honestly, I entered this as a bit of a skeptic … a social media message out of the blue – a lofty dream of pulling together 30+ musicians globally to record a song – was this for real? …  what could come of this? I was also quite busy completing the Trevor Dick Band – NEW WORLD Project. Could I commit the time to this? I had lot’s of questions as did many others … but as we collaborated (encouraged by persistent messages from  Jesús) discussed and ironed out the details of the project (completely over a private Facebook group/forum) all the details were ironed out and the song slowly took shape.

I was invited early on in the project – so was quite involved and engaged in the full process from beginning to end. As I jumped in and recorded my string parts (on acoustic and 5-string electric violin/viola) I could see how others also jumped in.  On a trip to Ottawa (to visit Carleton University with my son, Kyle and family) Aaron and Kyle helped me shoot the video footage on Parliament Hill using my iPhone 5s.  Two other Canadians are featured in the project: Navid Goldrick (Oud, Alberta) and Richard Cleaver  (Audio Engineer, Ontario).  Richard (who has engineered my last three projects) did a another wonderful job mixing and mastering the project. You can read more of his perspective here.

WMP truly took on an exciting life of its own. Is it perfect … no … but there is truly something special about it – a young man who had a vision saw it come to life through persistence and collaboration with musical brothers and sisters from around the world.  It was a real honour to be a part of this. Here is the official video. My solo happens at 5:41.

As the web site describes it:

One World
One Song
One Sound
One Heart

The WORLD MUSIC PROJECT is a collaboration of musicians from all over the world, playing a whole variety of common and rare instruments, working together on one song.

Together, they hope to show how music, creativity and love can unite us as a people, beyond boundaries of geography, culture and language.

SITE: http://www.worldmusicproject.org/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/754591307992946/

The ONLINE Launch of Trevor Dick Band “NEW WORLD” dropped TODAY!

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Dear Friends!

I am excited to announce that the ONLINE LAUNCH of the Trevor Dick Band “New World” dropped TODAY – available with our online partner, CD Baby. DOWNLOAD your copy today HERE.  Please help us spread the word about this release by forwarding, sharing or tweeting this post.

NEW WORLD will also be rolled out on many other online download sites over the next few weeks, including iTunes.

NEW WORLD Bonus Materials: http://trevordickband.com/resources/
TDB Tour Dates: http://trevordickband.com/calendar/
Contact TDB:  http://trevordickband.com/contact-the-band/
Book TDB: http://trevordickband.com/book-the-band/

The journey begins  …  TDB

… That’s what this album is all about – that longing for adventure, that sense of creativity, the drive to explore new territories with reckless abandon … We live in an incredible World, full of wonder, beauty, ugliness, sanctity, mystery, complexity and brokenness.  Deep down, this music also comes from a place of faith and hope in a new, restored World.

TrevorDickBand.com

April 21/15 – PRESS RELEASE – Local Electric Violinist Receives Endorsement By World-Renowned Instrument Maker

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This Press Release just went out to local media:

Local violinist, Trevor Dick, is endorsed/featured by world renowned electric string maker, Ned Steinberger of NS Design

After NS Design founder Ned Steinberger saw local jazz/world/pop violinist Trevor Dick using a Steinberger violin in a YouTube video, he added Dick to the company’s roster of musicians where he is presently the featured artist: http://thinkns.com/artists/artists.php

Dick was recording a solo improv track on a Steinberger CR 5-string violin for the upcoming Trevor Dick Band CD New World. He started using the instrument in 2006 while preparing for the launch of his Glory & Peace Christmas CD.

“I was really impressed with the sound of the instrument,” he says. “Also, it feels really natural and easy to play with a sophisticated ergonomic headless design.”

The Steinberger violin plays a key role in the Trevor Dick Band’s newest CD, New World, which is planned to be released in the fall. The instrument takes a lead role in the band’s arrangement of Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” and both the “East of Sinai – Prelude” and “East of Sinai” tracks.

“Paired with a complete rebuild of my pedal board, this instrument has enabled me to attain the sound a pallet of tones I’d been searching for,” says Dick.

Instrument designer Ned Steinberger began creating the unique-looking instruments in the mid-1970s, starting with the Spector NS bass guitar. Soon musicians like bass player Geddy Lee (Rush) and guitarist Eddy Van Halen (Van Halen) were seen using Steinberger instruments. In 1990, Steinberger founded NS Design (www.thinkns.com) to develop electric string instruments, focusing on bowed instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass.

For more information contact: Trevor Dick: trevor@trevordick.com  http://trevordick.com/
Written by: Robert White – http://www.quailcommunications.ca