FILM & MUSIC FORUM
Review: Trevor Hall CD Release Party
Sean Costello is a professional photographer based in LA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing bass for a number of bands.
I didn’t know much about Trevor Hall, outside of hearing a
couple tunes on his Myspace page and reading his bio. Liking what
I heard, I decided to go to his CD release party at the Hotel Café
In the song “Ghosts”, he sang about rising up to meet
the day and overcoming life’s obstacles. Chris Steele switched
to a Cajon drum laying down a soothing percussive beat that kept the
song flowing. For the song “Origami Crane,” which is a
symbol for long life, prosperity and good health, Trevor deftly played
melodica and sang “Which way do you fold your origami crane?
Does it sing in your heart? Does it fly in your brain?” This
could easily be interpreted as a reference to his music and how it
makes you feel.
On the Indian titled “Om Shakti Om”, Trevor’s father
joined the band on stage in singing the chorus. At this point, the
audience was fully in tune with the joyous atmosphere, clapping, singing
and dancing to the music. The band truly enjoys playing music and
performing in front of a crowd. Trevor sang “No more you and
me, no more they and we…” in a song called “Unity”
about bringing the world together through love, good will and by embracing
the diverse beauty of the human race. The second to last song of the
night was a rousing, defiant rock anthem called “Sing the Song”
about living life to the fullest – not letting anything hold
you back. “Give me the strength to stand-Lift me from this quicksand.”
“Righteousness rise with the strength of the thunder.”
Trevor sings, writes and performs from the heart and he truly believes
in his music and lyrics. In Trevor’s words, “Music is
my savior. Music is my lover.” After being a part of a Trevor
Hall show, the collective experience of peace, love and all around
stellar vibes left a lasting positive effect long after the show.