Trevor Hall is a singer/songwriter who has made a name for himself
with his deeply soulful songs and touching voice. He’s signed
to Vanguard Records and has released a couple albums, most recently,
a new live album, “Chasing The Flame: On The Road with Trevor
Hall.” The 23-year old has been making music since he was a
young boy and was signed to a record label while still in high school.
We’re so excited we got a chance to chat with the singer. Here,
Trevor talks about touring and his favorite song to play…
ful: What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?
Trevor Hall: My favorite part of music is that first little moment
when a song starts coming out. You’re just listening…
seeing how and where it wants to go. The freshness and purity of that
time is a great feeling.
ful: You have a bunch of shows coming up this summer in Canada and
in the U.S. Do you have a favorite city to play in ? A favorite venue
TH: I have a few favorite cities to be in, not necessarily play. And
then I have some favorite places to play but I don’t really
like the city. However, some of my favorite spots on the map are Asheville,
North Carolina, San Francisco, Denver, and the Pacific Northwest.
ful: Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play
any covers? Do you have a set play list?
TH: We usually perform Unity, Volume, and The Lime Treeevery show
just because that’s what the crowd likes. We don’t usually
play covers but sometimes I throw some lines in there from a favorite
song of mine. Lately, we haven’t been playing with a set list…
we just walk up there and call songs out. It’s a lot of fun.
ful: What’s your favorite song to play?
TH: Some of my favorite songs I like to play are Unity, My Beating
Heart, and a new song called Te Amo.
ful: What’s the most unusual place you’ve ever played
a show or made a recording?
TH: One time, I played at the real estate office opening party in
Beverly Hills. They had no PA or anything for me. They just told me
to stand in the corner and play as the party was going on. It was
horrible. It was this tiny little office and all these people were
bumping into me and spilling drinks on me like I wasn’t even
there. It was a good ego crusher.
ful: What was the last song you wrote? Can you tell us about it?
TH: I just wrote a little bit of a song last night. I was laying down
a little demo on my computer. It’s not done yet, but it is a
really up beat song about waking up to life and living every day to
ful: What bands are you loving right now? Who would you love to play
TH: I’ve really been into this reggae band lately called Groundation.
They play roots reggae, which is my favorite type of reggae, but they
add this awesome jazz element at the same time. It is also really
spiritual music. I have to admit:)… I’ve also been listening
to a lot of Rihanna lately. Don’t hate on me, but she is good
ful: What advice do you have for people who want to give it a go
in the music industry?
TH: My advice is to play live as much as possible. It doesn’t
matter where or for who. Playing live teaches you so much about yourself,
your music, and how to relate to all different kinds of people.
ful: You are pretty active on Twitter. Has the Internet/social networking
helped your band gain exposure and fans? Do you like Twittering? Are
you following anyone you consider a guilty pleasure?
TH: The internet has definitely helped get the word out there…
but in the end, I think it is all about live music. That is what will
last forever. As for twittering, I kind of only twitter when I’m
on the road. I find it a little ridiculous to twitter things like,
“Going to the mall now” or “I just ate a sandwich
and it was good.”
To hear Trevor’s music, check out his website and MySpace page.
Thanks so much for chatting with us Trevor!