Really pleased to be featured on the Paul Jones Show this week on radio 2 – he played Small Change from the Hollow album and said that ‘many listeners had demanded he played track’ which was really cool – thank you all who have requested my music it really does make a difference
Brilliant to win the best collaboration award in the Josie’s this year at the SOLD OUT Shermerhorn Symphony Centre in Nashville with my friend Natalie Jean – we won for our collaboration on Fade to Grey – Natalie recorded a French version for her outstanding album and I wrote it and played on it
Over 6000 entries in Unsigned Only and Hollow Part 1 is in the list of Winners so I’m pretty happy about that – happy days
Well chuffed to have Too Little Too Late from the Hollow Album picked up for inclusion in the film ‘Birthday Girl’ – this was my duet with Brooke Nickerson so I think it’s safe to say expect a single when the film comes out
Really chuffed to have 3 nominations in this years BRITISH BLUES AWARDS
The nomination categories are as follows:
HOLLOW – album category
HOLLOW – song category
TREVOR SEWELL – Kevin Thorpe Songwriter category
VOTING OPENS ON JUNE 1st – It’s very easy to do and the rules are 1 vote per email address
You don’t have to vote in all of the categories – only the ones you want to vote just leave any others blank
After voting you will receive an email from the British Blues Awards asking you to click the link and confirm and that’s it
If by any chance you don’t receive their email please check your spam particularly if you are on gmail or Hotmail or similar.
Once you have clicked your confirmation its all done – until you confirm your vote it will not count.
Hollow can be downloaded from the main menu in this site absolutely free and the entire album can be streamed from the front page.
Thank you for your support everyone – way cool
Trevor Sewell at The Findhorn Foundation, 22/4/2016. A review.
Trevor Sewell and his band were far travelled to this evening in the Universal Hall at The Findhorn Foundation. Hailing from Newcastle and driving up for one gig from the North East of England to the North East of Scotland is no mean feat but I’m so glad he did.
read the rest of the review here
Trevor Sewell Band
from Northern Guitar-Slinger.
While a stalwart of the local music scene for many years; Trevor Sewell became an overnight success a couple of years ago when his second album Independence won several prestigious Blues awards in the US of A.
Following a live acoustic album; recorded and released following those awards; Hollow is his third studio album; and wow has he made a massive leap forward.
Blues music comes in many shapes and formats; personally I love a good guitarist; but one who lets his instrument accompany his songs (or her songs) and Mr. Sewell does that with great elegance.
Opening with the title track Hollow; Trevor throws his fans a curve ball by adding some mystical African drumming to the background of a razor sharp song, about losing the one you love, and will be worthy of even more Awards, if I’m not mistaken.
Track two, Shaky Ground is actually familiar territory with Sewell’s world weary Northern voice taking us on a sad, lightly political (with a small p) song about not leaving home and the people you love; when the going gets tough. A song that will resonate with many reading this in the North East and, indeed around the world. This is the real Blues, baby.
Trevor changes track again on the delightful, As Long as I Can Breathe when he includes a mandolin in the background on a delightful love song about sticking together through thick and thin; something the young ‘uns around us could do well to listen to.
Tucked away in the middle is a classic slice of heavy British Blues that does the genre proud after all these years; Ain’t That The Truth could be a lost Free, or possibly even a Cream track; but it’s not, it’s the Trevor Sewell Band in all their majesty; and not to be ignored at any price.
After playing the album 5 or 6 times it suddenly dawned on me who Trevor Sewell reminds me of a wonderful Chris Rea/Joe Cocker/Eric Burden hybrid! The guitar playing here will appeal to fans of those Superstars too.
With that in mind; my favourite and arguably best track on the album is kept until second to last. All I Need is the Truth is a terrific story; classic Modern Blues song sung as if the guys life depends on getting his message across and the searing guitar will set your hair standing on end.
The album ends with Hollow Pt2. and from the spooky guitar/harmonica interplay that opens it will have you sitting to attention and the reprise is a great way to close a really interesting and memorable album.
Trevor Sewell has shown his credentials on previous releases; and here he doesn’t take any prisoners, but will win legions of new fans across both sides of the Atlantic.