Today’s Final Two Free Christmas Downloads :: “Little Drummer Boy” and “O Holy Night”

Happy Christmas Eve!

On this eve of Christmas 2010, I leave you with two final complementary downloads – one from each of the double Glory & Peace CD set: O Holy Night from PEACE and Little Drummer Boy from GLORY. As I post these, I have been reflecting on the words of these classic carols and a few verses from the Bible that I encourage you to read and apply to your lives where you are at today:

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (Matt. 1:20-23 – NIV)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 -NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 – NIV)

Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him” (Luke 2:14 – Message)

When we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we must not forget the real reason why Jesus came. He did not come to create a nice Christian holiday called Christmas for us to give and receive presents and drink eggnog- although this is all really nice. He came to live a radical, counter cultural, anti-religious life of love and servant hood. This was displayed in every part of His time on earth from His humble, quiet birth into poverty to his scandalous life as a leader of a group of misfit disciples, to His constant challenges of the “religious leaders” of His day. The reality is, He WAS Immanuel “God with us” and we passed Him by and nailed Him on a cross. This Christmas and this coming New Year I have resolved to know this Jesus better: the one that would show such love and grace that He would go to the cross for me. I admire this man. I want to pattern my life after Him. I want to take His “yoke upon me” and “learn from Him”. I believe He was who He claimed to be: the Son the living God: The “King of Glory” and bringer of true Peace! I want to “fix my eyes on Him” and make Him my focus each day.

Little Drummer Boy
Come they told me … Our newborn King to see … Our finest gifts we bringTo lay before the King … So to honor Him … When we come …

Little Baby … I am a poor boy too … I have no gift to bring … To lay before the King … Shall I play for you … On my drum?…

Mary nodded … The ox and lamb kept time … I played my drum for Him … I played my best for Him Then He smiled at me … Me and my drum…

O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; it is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, with glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, here came the wise men from Orient land. The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger, in all our trials born to be our friend!

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His Gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother and in His Name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, let all within us praise His holy name!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night, O holy night, O night divine!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW!  Take some time away from the busyness of the day to thank Jesus for what He has done. May we all truly experience the reality of His  Glory & Peace this Christmas and into 2011. May we give Him our all!


GLORY :: “Little Drummer Boy”
PEACE  :: “O Holy Night”

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I want to gratefully acknowledge the amazing work of the following people who enabled the Glory & Peace project to become a reality:

The 5th String Blvd. Band :: Brad Toews, Corey Lacey, Will Jarvis and Steve Heathcote for their beautiful artistry and friendship

Richard Cleaver – Whisper Wood Studios :: Engineering and Mixing

Inaam Haq – Cherry Beach Sound :: Mastering

Russ Salamon – Salamon Photo Works :: Photography

John McDonald – Compassion Canada :: Artwork, Layout and Design

“Angels We Have Heard On High” – The free .mp3 of the day.

GLORY :: “Angel’s We Have Heard On High”

This arrangement of “Angels” flows directly out of the title track, “Glory” on the GLORY Disc. Here is the 5th String Blvd. Band’s live rendition on 100 Huntley Street a couple of years back.

YAHWEH receives 2 Canadian GMA Covenant Awards

It was truly an honour last month to hear that YAHWEH was nominated for 5 Canadian GMA Covenant Awards in the following categories:

1. CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year
2. Jazz/Blues Song of the Year (The Path)
3. Instrumental Song of the Year (Passion)
4. Instrumental Album of the Year
5. Classical – Traditional Song of the Year (Interlude: The Calling)

Well … while wrapping up the 8-Day Robin Mark Tour, we learned the good news last Friday evening  that YAHWEH took home two of these awards:

Instrumental Album of the Year
Instrumental Song of the Year  – “Passion”

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the awards ceremony in person, but Elizabeth and Kip Sharpe attended in my place as representatives of the Flyingbow Board of Directors. Here are the speeches they read in Calgary:

Instrumental Song of the Year  – “Passion” :: Kip Sharpe, Director of Ministry Partnerships with Flyingbow made this speech:

Trevor Dick could not represent Flyingbow Music Ministry tonight because he is on the 7th night of an 8-day tour with Robin Mark in Ontario. My name is Kip Sharpe and I am the Director of Ministry Partnerships with Flyingbow of which Trevor is an artist. Flyingbow Music Ministry is a not for profit organization that missions the gospel to Canada and around the world though its music missionaries of which Trevor is one. This year we were awarded charitable status which sets us up to do more mission work through partnerships with other artists who desire to become part of Flyingbow. Passion was written as a heart cry of the things in life that drive us – those things that God has given us a uncontainable passion for – that we keep this burning flame alive and stay true to His will and desire for us in our art.  Flyingbow Music Ministry, Trevor Dick and the Creative Team would like to thank the Gospel Music Association for the honour of this award.

Instrumental Album of the Year :: Elizabeth Sharpe, chair of the Flyingbow Board made this speech:

Trevor would like to recognize the great team that made this album possible: The 5th String Blvd. Band members: Steve Heathcote (drums and percussion), Will Jarvis (bass), Brad Toews (keyboards) and Corey Lacey (guitar); The Creative Team: Richard Cleaver (Recording Engineer), Phase One Recording Studios, Tina Newlove (Artist), Joe Stevens (Graphic Design) and the Flyingbow Ministry Board of Directors for their wisdom and support. The creative process of producing this album was truly amazing. We give all the praise and Glory to Yahweh, the eternal, indescribable God and master Artist who spun this universe into motion and gave us these gifts to give back to Him.

You can see the complete list of winners of the Canadian GMA Covenant Awards here. It is a real blessing to be recognized by the Gospel Music Association in this way.

Until next time,  ><>  Trevor



Trevor and Band release their much anticipated “Yahweh” CD on the weekend of February 5-6, 2010

Trevor Dick and the 5th String BLVD. Band (Brad Toews, Corey Lacey, Will Jarvis & Steve Heathcote) officially release the HARD COPY of their much anticipated “YAHWEH” CD and also reveal Tina Newlove’s commissioned painting which became the artwork for the CD.

Every attention to the highest quality production was attained in the recording of “YAHWEH”. Here are some of the details …

Recorded by veteran Audio Engineer, Richard Cleaver, at the world renowned 1500 sq. ft. PHASE ONE (Studio A) through a vintage Neve Board, the recording has a depth and warmth unparalleled in previous projects. Trevor states:

“we have set a new standard for ourselves both in our playing and the quality of the recording captured on this project … it is truly special. It was also a real honour to work with Richard Cleaver once again after such a great partnership on the Glory and Peace album  … ”

RICHARD CLEAVER is a passionate audio engineer with over thirty years of experience in recording and live sound. He has worked on hundreds of projects over the years and in many of the top flight recording studios in Toronto and Nashville. He has served as a judge for the Canadian Juno Awards, actively developed Canadian musical talent in contemporary Christian music and taught audio engineering and recording techniques. With a keen musical ear and a relentless focus on quality, Richard has built a reputation for doing whatever it takes to capture sound with excellence.

The project was also Mastered at PHASE ONE (Studio C) by award winning GEORGE SEARA.

A musician and lifelong recording enthusiast, George has quickly become one of Toronto’s leading Mix and Mastering Engineers. He works in all genres of music and happy recent clients include Rihanna, Mos Def, Holly Cole, 50 Cent, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Finger Eleven. George’s musical ear and astute attention to detail has aided him to grace the way between the recording studio and the mastering room. Recent mastering works include Anne Murray,  John McDermott and U2.

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Recording at Phase One Studio A with Richard Cleaver

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Mastering at Phase One Studio C with George Seara


You may Pre-Order the “Yahweh” CD. All pre-orders will be shipped off immediately on the Feb.5-7 weekend and following weeks. Credit card payments will not be processed until your CD is in the mail to you. You can also make arrangements to pick up your copy IN PERSON during the BIG RELEASE WEEKEND.

You may place your order by CALLING: 519-837-3571 or EMAILING:

VISA, MASTERCARD, CHEQUE AND CASH accepted. Cost: $20 per unit (plus $2.50 shipping & handling per unit).

You may also request to have your CD signed by Trevor.

All ONLINE ORDERS and DOWNLOADS will be available on CD Baby, iTunes (+ at least 14 other electronic sites) by March 1/2010.

Visit the official FACEBOOK PAGE for regular updates.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD. Thank you so much for your support!

Watch for the YAHWEH CD Release Party and Tour later in 2010.

Latest FRONTLINE “Flyingbow News” from Trevor

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It is that time once more to give you an update on Flyingbow Music Ministry. As I write, we are gearing up for the 2009 “Glory and Peace” Christmas Tour which will stay closer to home this time around in beautiful Ontario. We will be playing in the following city centers: Guelph, London, Port Perry, Burlington, Belleville, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Ottawa and Kitchener. We have great memories of our tour last year to New Brunswick and P.E.I. We hope to take it to western Canada perhaps in 2010.

Here are a few important bullet updates on Flyingbow:


• I  joined fellow Compassion Music Artist, Geoff Moore at my home church of Lakeside in Guelph last weekend (Nov. 15/09)  for an exciting Compassion Sunday Event. It was an awesome day. You can view the video footage of the full service below. Over 180 children were sponsored at this special event – a great morning!

I want to thank all of you who have made the sacrifices this year to sponsor a child through Compassion Canada. You are making an incredible difference in your “adopted” child’s life not only now, but for eternity. Remember to take the time to write letters to your child. They are treasured. As a Compassion Artist, Compassion is a big part of what I do in this Music Missionary Ministry. To sponsor a child today, link to:


• As many of you know, this Fall the Band and I entered Phase One Recording Studio A, one of Canada’s finest recording facilities, for a week of tracking the next Flyingbow CD Project entitled  “Yahweh”, engineered by Richard Cleaver. Hundreds of hours have been spent thus far on recording, mixing and editing. A mastering date has been set for Dec. 11 (also at Phase One – Studio C ) with George Seara whose recent clients include Rihanna, Mos Def, Holly Cole, 50 Cent, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Finger Eleven. We have certainly raised the bar on the quality of this album. Again, I am blessed to work with some of the finest musicians in the country: Steve Heathcote (Drums and Percussion), Will Jarvis (acoustic and electric Bass), Corey Lacey (acoustic and electric Guitar) and Brad Toews (Piano and Keyboards).

• We are very excited about the imminent release of the  “Yahweh” CD Project – it is coming together very nicely but has taken a little longer to complete than first anticipated … as someone said, “you just can’t rush a good thing” … So, we are anticipate a CD release date of the first week of January with coinciding  “Yahweh” Concert Tour Dates through 2010.

* For a rare preview of the fresh “Yahweh” arrangements, we encourage you to attend the “Yahweh” CD preview Concert this coming Friday, Nov. 27/09 at Lakeside Church in support of International Missions. Details on the Flyingbow Event Calendar.


• Also listed on the Event Calendar are the 2009 Glory and Peace Ontario Tour dates in the following cities/venues this year:

Saturday, November 28/09 at 5:30 p.m.
Forest City Bible Church –
Christmas Banquet and “Glory and Peace” Duo Concert
London, ON

Sunday, Nov. 29/09 at 10 a.m.
Summerside Community Church – Morning Service

1447 Commissioners Rd. E.
London, ON

Friday, Dec. 4/09 at 5:30 p.m.
Port Perry Baptist Church –
Christmas Banquet and “Glory and Peace” Solo Concert
Port Perry, ON

Saturday, Dec. 5/09 at 7 p.m.
Compass Point Bible Church – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production

Burlington, ON

Sunday Dec. 6/09 – 10:00 a.m.
Maranatha Church
– Morning Service
Belleville, ON

Sunday Dec. 6/09 – 7:00 p.m.
Maranatha Church
– “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Belleville, ON

Saturday, Dec. 12/09 at 7 p.m.
Parry Sound Pentecostal Tabernacle – “Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production

Parry Sound, ON

Sunday Dec. 13/09 – 10:00 a.m.
All Nations Church – Carols and Communion Extravaganza

Sudbury, ON

Sunday Dec. 13/09 – 7:00 p.m.
All Nations Church
“Glory and Peace” Full Band Concert Production
Sudbury, ON

Sunday Dec. 20/09 – 9:30 a.m.
Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church – Morning Service

Ottawa, ON

Sunday Dec. 27/09 – 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church

Kitchener, ON


• We are pleased to announce that Hannah Briggs (Ballet & Modern Dancer) and Tina Newlove ( Artist and Live Performance Painter) will be special guests at a number of these concert productions. They will add another level of artistic beauty. I am also thrilled to partner with Compassion Canada for many of these events.


LISTEN TO TREVOR AND THE BAND ON CBC RADIO this Christmas. CBC Radio has placed the “Glory and Peace” album in all their libraries across Canada and have played a cut or two but rely on listeners like you to request your favorite artists. Please help us by simply calling or emailing your local CBC radio station and requesting your favorite “Glory and Peace” music. For the email or phone number of the CBC station in your area link here. Thanks in advance!


• A new phenomenon has started in recent years with fans & supporters of music artists to develop a closer connection called HOME CONCERTS. We would like to join the party and offer the 5th String BLVD. Band for an evening of music in the comfort of YOUR HOME for friends, family and neighbors.  If you are interested in booking a HOME CONCERT TOUR in your city send an email to


Dancer, Hannah Briggs and performance painter, Tina Newlove in action during the inaugural 2007 “Glory & Peace” Concert Tour.


We encourage you to PURCHASE a copy of the popular “Glory & Peace” Christmas album for friends and family this holiday season. It is a double Christmas CD featuring electric and acoustic violin and viola: a fresh fusion of pop, urban, jazz, classical and even a bit of Celtic fiddling. Thank you in advance for your continued support.


The popular “Glory & Peace” Double CD set

Online ordering and digital downloads of this and our other CD’s are available through CD Baby (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or PAYPAL accepted). All the songs can be previewed there as well. Our music is also available from multiple downloading sites including Napster and iTunes. Phone orders will be processed at 519-837-3571.


I love keeping in touch with each of you. If you are a Facebook, Myspace or Youtube user, I would be happy to be your friend. This Blog is, however, the BEST PLACE to interact with me directly … a place where I post regular updates, ponderings, pictures, video clips and more … and a place where you can post your thoughts and comments as well below.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a wonderful Christmas season. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a concert soon. More details on the new “Yahweh” CD Release will be posted very soon so stay tuned.

God Bless!

Trevor  <><

A Productive Day 2 and the Start of Day 3

Yesterday was a very productive Day 2 at Phase One Studios. We layed down the bed tracks of four more songs: “Yahweh”, “Passion”, “The Path” and “My Jesus, I Love Thee”. We plan to track 3 more songs today. Later this afternoon we will also be creating a live drum loop for “This I Know” and rehearsing a fresh version of “Everlasting God”. We are having a blast!


In the studio control room listening back to our bed tracks (from left to righ)t: Brad Toews, Steve Heathcote, Trevor Dick, Will Jarvis, Corey Lacey.


Making some more last minute changes to our charts …

Link to engineer, Richard Cleaver’s Site for more details. I also posted a video on my facebook yesterday of a “walk in” to the Phase One Studio A control room. Until tomorrow.  T  <><


This email just went out to all the friends and supporters of Flyingbow … also posted here on my blog in a more interactive environment.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It has been a little while since I last gave an update on the Flyingbow Music Ministry. As I write, I am excited to be going into Phase One Studios this coming Monday to start recording the next CD Project with the Band. We have been hard at work rehearsing for this coming week of tracking – all brand new, exciting material that we cannot wait to perform live.


“Digging deep” in Richard Cleaver’s Studio, recording our last 2007 Christmas project.

Here are a few bullet updates on Flyingbow:

• The band and I enter Phase One Recording Studio A, one of Canada’s finest recording facilities, for a week of tracking our next Flyingbow CD Project, engineered by Richard Cleaver. We plan to have the new album completed for a Fall CD Release Tour in Southern Ontario and wherever else we get booked … watch for our Tour Dates on my Calendar as they are posted. More “Glory and Peace” Christmas Productions are scheduled for November and December 2009 so keep your eyes open for those.

• It is encouraging to know share that Flyingbow is now Incorporated as a Ministry and, Lord willing, only months away from receiving full charitable status from the Government of Canada. I want to thank the Flyingbow Board and Smith Valeriote Law Firm for their excellent work and support on this.

• We are happy to announce that the original song, “Glory”, from the 2007 “Glory and Peace” Christmas CD project has been nominated for the 2009 International “Just Plain Folks Award” for Seasonal Song of the Year.

• Speaking of Awards, Steve Heathcote, drummer in our band, recently won the 2009  Canadian Smooth Jazz Drummer of the Year Award. We are proud of his accomplishments. I have said this before, but I am very honoured to perform with some of the best musician friends in the country – the 5th String BLVD. Band!

• I will be joining Music Artist, Geoff Moore at Lakeside Church, Guelph on Nov. 14/09 for an exciting Compassion Sunday Event. Really looking forward to this.

• There are lot’s of other Concert Bookings coming up as well this Fall, including some Full Band concerts in Waterloo and Uxbridge plus a Mini Tour once more to beautiful Nova Scotia.


With the Band in the studio in 2007, recording “Glory and Peace”. From left to right: Brad Toews (keys), Corey Lacey (guitar), Trevor Dick (violin), Will Jarvis (bass) and Steve Heathcote (drums).


Mastering our last project at Cherry Beach Sound with Engineers, Richard Cleaver (on the right) and Inaam Haq (on the left).

I want to thank all of you who have made the sacrifices this year to sponsor a child through Compassion Canada. You are making a difference for eternity. Remember to take the time to write letters to your child. They are treasured! As a Compassion Artist, Compassion is a big part of what I do in this Music Missionary Ministry. To sponsor a child today, link to:

Online ordering and digital downloads of all our CD’s are available through CD Baby (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or PAYPAL accepted). All the songs can be previewed there as well. Phone orders are also available at 519-837-3571.

I love keeping in touch with each of you. If you are a Facebook, Myspace or Youtube user, I would be happy to be your friend. This Blog is, however, the BEST PLACE to interact with me directly … a place where I post regular updates, ponderings, pictures, video clips and more … and a place where you can post your thoughts and comments as well below.

Thank you for your continued support. Enjoy the rest of your Summer. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a concert soon. More details on the new CD will be posted regularly so stay tuned.

God Bless!

Trevor  <><

2nd Leg of East Coast Tour Starts Tomorrow

This week sure has flown by … I have spent the majority of the last few hours getting ready to head out for the 2nd leg of the East Coast Tour. I am going to miss Le-Anne and the three boys over the next 13 days in New Brunswick while on tour with the band.


I was greeted home on Monday by this partially melted snow man built by Aaron and Liam …


Love the detail in the face …

We pulled the boys out of school (yes, it’s ok. to do that once in a while!) to spend more time together today … went out for breakfast at “Angel’s” one of our favorite local Guelph Diner’s … then we went to the Woodlawn Bowl to bowl a couple of games as a family … lot’s of fun. The afternoon was spent picking up a new banner for my product table, doing some office work, packing, etc … then just before supper (Le-Anne surprised me with an amazing roast beef dinner) the boys and I went for a short x-country ski to our local park. A really great day 🙂


X-country skiing last year … Liam loves to “wipe out” …


Corey, Steve and Will – members of the band, board the Air Canada flight home from Moncton after the 1st leg of the East Coast Tour …

Our flight leaves for Moncton once more at 8 a.m. tomorrow. May God bless the rest of this tour and may He have his hand upon each of our families. Until next time …  TD <><

On the road again … Touring season has started!

My performance concert schedule is starting to ramp up as we move through the fall and approach the Christmas season. Corey Lacey (guitarist extraordinaire) has been joining me for many of my concert ministry engagements. It is always great to partner with him for more of a live, creative, interactive feel. We have a really cool vibe happening. He is a real brother (musically and spiritually)! I also really appreciate his support in driving those long distances, helping with the gear and product table. We hit the road again this coming Saturday evening for an early 7:30 a.m. sound-check in Cobourg, Ontario on Sunday morning, Oct 19. Then Oct. 24-26 we will be in Fredericton and St. John, New Brunswick (opening for Paul Colman of the Newsboys) and November 1-2 will find us in Belleville, Ontario. Link to my calendar for more info on these dates …


Corey drives our rental car on a recent road trip to Ottawa


Corey and I dueling in Sudbury, Ontario.

Live Studio Tracking for a Canadian Tire Gig

We brought the band together last week to do some live off the floor studio tracking at ADS Media just outside of Hamilton. I have done a fair bit of recording for Ken Vandevrie, president of ADS Media on acoustic violin over the last few years. One of our first recordings together was Dan Macaulay’s “Captured Again” CD. ADS also did all the production on my 2006 “Flyingbow – Up Close” DVD Release.

On this session last week, however, we tracked a medley of 5 traditional Celtic songs that we will be performing live this Saturday at the Toronto Convention Center for an annual Canadian Tire Banquet. Ken needed a recording to give to a troupe of Celtic dancers who will be joining us for the Canadian Tire gig. Ken’s newly renovated studio is a one-stop media design and development company that delivers excellent, affordable work across three major disciplines: Audio, Video, and Design. Canadian Tire is one of his esteemed clients.

You can download the new Celtic Medley here for free! It was recorded live off the floor – has not been mixed or mastered so keep this in mind …

ADS Media Outside

ADS Media’s new studio location – a beautiful serene setting. Click here to see more.
ADS Media - Main Control Room

Ken, Corey and Will in the ADS Media Control Room

I really enjoy studio recording. It is great challenge. As I record, I am often asked to do a combination of playing by ear, reading charts and creating on the spot arrangements and multi tracking where I lay down multiple violin lines to create the feeling of a full orchestra. A great trick many producers do (on a budget) is lay down string lines from a keyboard using sampled strings, then add my real violin sound to the mix. This tricks the ear into thinking that the whole orchestral line is real.

ADS Recording Artists

Taken after a productive morning in the studio … from left to right: Will Jarvis (bass), Ken Vandevrie (president of ADS Media), Trevor Dick (violin), David Johannesson (drums – subbing in for Steve Heathcote) and Corey Lacey (guitar).