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Concert Bookings and Events in September and October

Sunday, September 2/18 – 10 am

Concert/Morning Service – “New World” Duo Tour
All Nations Church
414 St Raphael St, Sudbury, ON
Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Tony Lind (guitar) for this duo concert in support of  Gideons Canada/ShareWordhttps://allnationschurch.ca

Friday, September 14/18 – 7:30 pm

Solo Improv @ Supercrawl
FlagShip Gallery – 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON
Details: Trevor Dick (el. violin) is guest solo artist at this Supercrawl event (Where James Street North, Hamilton, is closed to car traffic and the streets are filled with visual art, music, fashion, performance, circus arts, vendors and food trucks).  https://flagshipgallery.com
http://supercrawl.ca

Wednesday, September 26/18 – 6:30 pm

Church at the Moonshine
The Moonshine Cafe, 137 Kerr St, Oakville, ON
Details: Trevor Dick (el. violin) is guest solo artist.  http://www.themoonshinecafe.com

Saturday, September 29/18 – 6 pm Dinner | 7:30 pm Concert

Flyingbow Gala Dinner & Concert Fundraiser
Kortright Presbyterian Church
55 Devere Dr, Guelph, ON
Details: The Trevor Dick Band are guests and the house band for this Dinner & Concert Fundraiser in support of Flyingbow.
TICKETS HERE – $50

More events TBA shortly …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electric String Players Facebook Group Breaks 1600 Members!

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Back in July of 2015, I started a new Facebook Group called Electric String Players (Violin, Viola and Cello). The link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ElectricStringPlayers

Today the group reached another milestone, breaking 2600 members! 

This group is meeting its goals to be a supportive, global, all-inclusive forum for electric violin, electric viola and electric cello players, fans, educators and enthusiasts. It has brought together a wonderful community of musicians who are interested in really pushing new innovations and technology forward for electric string players.  I encourage you to join in on the excellent discussions and continue to spread the word!  T

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A friendly shootout/comparison between the Mark Wood Viper & NS Design CR Electric Violins

One of my most recent Monday YouTube Video posts on my channel is a “friendly shootout” (comparison) between the Mark Wood Viper & NS Design CR Electric Violins. Here is the video:

VIDEO LINKS – TABLE OF CONTENTS  (the numbers refer to the timing in the video for quick reference):
1) Overview of signal chain from el. violin to computer recording software – 17:42
2) Basic clean sound of Wood Viper Electric Violin – 19:08
3) Basic clean sound of NS Design CR Electric Violin – 20:37
4) Pizzicato, Strumming & Percussive effects of NS CR Electric Violin – 23:49
5) Pizzicato, Strumming & Percussive effects of Wood Viper Electric Violin – 25:29
6) Arpeggio Improv Playing Demo on NS Design CR Electric Violin – 27:02
7) Rock Overdrive Improv Playing Demo on NS Design CR Electric Violin – 28:33
8) Arpeggio Improv Playing Demo on Wood Viper Electric Violin – 29:26
9) Rock Overdrive Improv Playing Demo on Wood Viper Electric Violin – 30:53
10) Trevor’s Closing Thoughts – 31:38

These are both really great instruments and have more in similar to each other than you would first think. Please like this video and leave your comments on my channel or below. Love your thoughts! A big thank you to my good friend, Roy Paul for the loan of his Viper! Oh, and while you are there, please subscribe to my YouTube channels:

Trevor Dick – YouTube
Trevor Dick Band – YouTube

Until next time … T

“Vintage” vs. “Modern” Pedal Shootout

Last week, I released an interesting “Vintage” vs. “Modern” shootout between the Roland (pre-BOSS) Phase II versus the Strymon Mobius Phaser. Here is the video:

It really is incredible HOW GREAT some of these older pedals sound! The Roland certainly gives the Mobius a run for its money! I was so intrigued by the Phase II and got so much interest in the various electric string and guitar forums I am a member of, that I decided to demo the pedal in a little more detail here. Please like these videos and leave your comments …

(Disclaimer: The Roland Phase II was not actually USED by the Beatles and Hendrix, as I mentioned in my intro. It came out a little after but was modeled on the early vintage sound of the phasers of that era used by these players)

Oh, and while you are there, please subscribe to my YouTube channels:

Trevor Dick – YouTube
Trevor Dick Band – YouTube

Until next time … T

Tour & Demo of my Pedalboard on the Ned Steinberger CR Electric Violin

As I have been building my YouTube Channel recently, I have had a number of requests from fans and the electric string community to do a tour of my Electric Violin Pedalboard. This was released yesterday. I quickly demo the following pedals in my pedal chain (numbers refer to the timing in the video for quick reference):

1) Dunlop Crybaby Mini Wah – 2:54 and 15:59
2) Korg Pitchblack Guitar Pedal Chromatic Tuner – 3:37
3) Diamond Compressor Jr. Optical Compressor Pedal – 4:00
4) Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod Overdrive Pedal – 5:19
5) Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifter – 7:39
6) Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder – 10:44
7) Strymon Mobius Multidimensional Modulation Pedal – 12:12
8) Source Audio Nemesis Delay Pedal – 14:18
9) Eventide Space Reverb Pedal – 17:06
10) Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer – 18:41
11) Boomerang III Phrase Sampler Looper Pedal – 19:54

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Christmas in September, anyone?

JUST POSTED – this footage was captured LIVE last year on our “GLORY & PEACE” TOUR with the Trevor Dick Band – our 7/8 groove rendition of “HOSANNAH!” (Ding Dong Merrily on High).

From the “GLORY & PEACE” Double Christmas CD project (release date Nov. 2007). Recorded live (single audience mic) and three stationary cameras (including a go-pro over the kit) – Lincoln Road Church, Waterloo, ON, Canada – Dec. 11, 2016

PURCHASE / DOWNLOAD this song here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/trevordick4
Also available on every other key download site including iTunes.

LINKS: http://trevordickband.com/
http://tinanewlove.com
https://www.facebook.com/TrevorDickBand
https://soundcloud.com/trevor-dick-band

The TREVOR DICK BAND (TDB) are: Trevor Dick (acoustic & electric violins), Jake Payne (keys), Tony Lind (guitars), Will Jarvis (bass) and Steve Heathcote (kit). With guest, Tina Newlove, live performance painter

CREDITS: Live Sound and Recording: Dale Clyne  Visuals: Aaron Dick
COPYRIGHT INFO: Arrangement by Trevor Dick & TDB.

The Launch of the Gayford Carbon Fiber “Strad” Violin

For those who have seen me in concert over the last year, I have been playing/touring with a new acoustic violin called the Gayford Carbon Fiber “Strad” Violin.  After four years of development, many many prototypes and trial and error/testing, Fred Gayford has officially launched his Carbon Strad Violin web site: http://carbonfiberviolin.com

It has been a real privilege to work directly with Fred on the development of this violin, “test driving” many instruments, making suggestions along the way and introducing him to my network of industry professionals during the development process.

Each violin is named. I play the “Schmidt” violin, named after Fred’s good life-long friend who recently passed away. It has a powerful, clear, bold, beautiful concert sound. Carbon Fiber also is much less temperamental in some of Canada’s harsh touring weather.  Great for the concert and missionary work I do. This violin has even made it onto some remote Fairmeadow Studio recording projects recently. It records very nicely.

Here is the Gayford Carbon Strad “Schmidt” violin in action (from the Gayford YouTube Channel) with my composition, “The Calling” from a 2016 live performance. I am using a 4061 DPA lav headset mic:

Recently, I had the chance to visit Fred in his workshop in Cambridge, Ontario and was blown away by all the detailed R&D and painstaking work that it has taken him to get to this point. Every change, adaptation and rebuild has been documented.  I asked Fred if he had the documentation for the work and tweaks he has done on the “Schmidt” violin. He produced a one page document of every detail. Fred went on to show the documentation on his other instruments that have been built and sold around the World.

Congratulations to Fred Gayford on the successful launch of this new site and thank you for the gift of the “Schmidt” Carbon Fiber Strad!

With Fred Gayford and his Carbon Strad “Schmidt” Violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

Concert Bookings and Events in August & September 2017

Sun. August 6/17 – 10 a.m.

Lakeside Church  (Trevor’s home church)
7654 Conservation Rd., Guelph ON
Details: Trevor joins the Lakeside Live Venue worship team for this morning service
http://www.lakesidechurch.ca

Saturday, August 12/17 – 7 p.m.

Concert – “New World” Tour
Triple C Camp

2674 Front Rd, Vittoria, ON
Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Tony Lind (guitar) for this concert in support of  Gideons Canada/ShareWordhttp://www.christcentredcamping.ca/

Sunday, August 13/17 – 10 a.m.

Triple C Camp – Chapel Service
Maple Ridge Baptist Church
2674 Front Rd, Vittoria, ON
Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Tony Lind (guitar) for this service in support of  Gideons Canada/ShareWordhttp://www.christcentredcamping.ca/

Friday, August 18/17 – 9 a.m.

Gospel Impact Conference
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician along with Ali Matthews (singer, song writer) for the opening morning worship set.  http://www.gideons.ca/gic17

Sun. September 10/17 – 10 a.m.

Lakeside Church  (Trevor’s home church)
7654 Conservation Rd., Guelph ON
Details: Trevor joins the Lakeside Live Venue worship team for this morning service
http://www.lakesidechurch.ca

Saturday, September 23/17 – 7 p.m.

Concert – “New World” Trio Tour
Cottage Address:
12115 Rd .24 W.
Jct 3 & 14 South 1/4 mile East side across from Boundary Trails Hospital
204-312-8445
Cost: $20  Kings Deli providing snacks.

Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician along with Tony Lind (guitar) and Mike Hiebert (drums) for this trio house concert in support of Katie Cares.

Sunday, September 24/17 – 9:30 & 11:00 am

Winkler MB Church
120 Pineview Dr. Winkler Manitoba
Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Tony Lind (guitar) and Mike Hiebert (drums) for this service in support of  Gideons Canada/ShareWordhttp://www.winklermb.com/

Sunday, September 24/17 – 6 pm

Concert – “New World” Trio Tour
Calvary Temple
440 Hargrave St, Winnipeg, MB

Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Tony Lind (guitar) and Mike Hiebert (drums) for this trio concert in support of  Gideons Canada/ShareWordhttps://www.ctwinnipeg.com

Saturday, September 30/17 – 6:30 pm

Praise Fest 2017 – Trevor Dick Band “New World”  Tour
Kitchener Church of God
533 Weber St E, Kitchener, ON (Corner of Ottawa and Weber Streets)

Details: Trevor Dick (violin) is guest musician and speaker along with Jake Payne (keys), Will Jarvis (bass) and Steve Heathcote (kit) for this TDB quartet concert in support of Compassion CanadaGeneral Admission / Door
$15 adults, $10 Seniors, $5 Children 12 & under

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