Trevor Hall Interview 8-15-10
August 27th, 2010 1:11 pm MT
By Jimmy Iles, Denver Concert Photography Examiner
Trevor Hall wants nothing more than for his music to be a spiritual food for everyone to enjoy. His passion is music and through his music he tries to nourish the spirits of everyone who comes in contact with it. Setting the tone for a spiritual journey with his upbeat guitar playing and his powerful lyrics, you will float along in a harmonious vibe filling your soul and wiping away your stresses of life. He is a very humble individual that draws his audience in closer in order for them to become friends and break the line between artist and fan. Trevor is a pure spirit with something meaningful to say and if you listen, you may just walk away with a little more bounce in your step.
Q.) What steps do you take to promote your music?
A.) “I think our big thing for us is just playing live as much as possible. I think that’s how people really get the vibe and it makes them want to come see us again. Most of what we try to do is open for other acts and win the crowd over.”
Q.) What do you find to be one of your most effective marketing tools other than your music?
A.) “I think when we play at shows, I always try afterwards to meet as many people as possible and become friends with them. I think a lot of the time they see all the artists on stage and I think when the fans are able to meet the person that they like, it kind of establishes a relationship with them and it makes them want to come back that much more. I like meeting the fans and hearing their input. I like getting comfortable with them so when I come back for a show, I know who you are. We have been really lucky, we’ve toured so much and now in every city I have a group of friends. I think just trying to be a good people person and being kind is what I got other than my music.”
Q.) What would you like your fans to experience when they listen to your albums?
A.) “Growing up I was really hungry for spiritual music or stuff that talked about a higher consciousness or righteous living. I was really hungry for that and I am really thankful to all the bands that I was influenced and inspired by, that gave that to me. That was such a great feeling and it changed my life. It shaped my life in how I live my life. I just hope that our music can be spiritual food for the youth and other people. They don’t have to do anything when the leave a show. I just want them to feel like WOW, I am in a better place. I just want them to feel uplifted from our music.”
Q.) How did attending Idyllwild School of the Arts influence your music and your career?
A.) “Idyllwild was like the major factor because before that I was going to a prep school in South Carolina, shirt and tie. I had no place to get that spiritual food, that creativity, that expression. Then all of the sudden I was picked out of there and dropped in like the complete opposite. It was an international school, kids from all over the world, all different types of art, and art being the focus. That really was like whoa. I was really floored and so I got to see how all these kids from all around the world, a lot of them didn’t speak English, but when we shared each other’s art with each other, they understood. It was really amazing to see how art and music transcended all boundaries of race and language. That showed me the power of music and what it can do and I am very thankful for that experience. It was amazing. In school I was introduced to so many different types of music. When I went to Idyllwild I got introduced to Hip-Hop and all these bands that I really probably wouldn’t have gotten into if I was still in South Carolina. So it really just helped flourish my own inspiration and creativity.”
Q.) Would you suggest to young, serious musicians that they attend a music school?
A.) “I can only speak from my experience and for me it was a really good thing. That little teaching that I had made me grow in a fast period of time and at school all I had to worry about was music, all I had to worry about was making music, and learning music. I don’t know if it necessarily has to be a school but I think if kids are placed into an environment where all they have is to live, eat, and breath music, it’s really a beautiful thing and it’s really beneficial for young artists.”
Thanks for the time Trevor
- Your welcome Jimmy