“GET INTO IT” has a lot going for it.
Recorded in just 4.5 days and featuring a few Rock Star musicians, the album marks a return to form for TREVOR FINLAY. Stylistically, it draws from his influences while at the same time manages to move forward.
You read that right – four and a half days to record EVERYTHING.
In a time where technology is king and people spend weeks, if not months to create ‘perfect’ music “GET INTO IT” was done in the old fashioned way – recorded by seasoned musicians that can play their instruments.There are no edits, no quantizing and no pitch corrections. As TREVOR likes to say, “Imperfections are where the soul lies.”
Self-produced and co-written entirely by FINLAY, “GET INTO IT” is 13 songs of original music that showcase his unique ability to write lyrics that at times can give a subtle wink at the listener, his innovative and melodic guitar playing and the “gravity and rasp” of his vocals. TREVOR called on some of his friends to come play on the album including Michael Klooster from Smash Mouth on keyboards, Ron Lavella from Vertical Horizon on drums and all around busy guy Bobby Turk on bass with special guests Steve Wolfe on percussion, Jeff Teczon on sax and former Pat McGee guitarist Brian Fechino, who not only played 2nd guitar on a few tracks but also co-produced, engineered and mixed the album.
TREVOR’s previous career included releasing 4 studio albums and touring incessantly all over the world (from Canada coast to coast to Australia, parts of the US and Europe), opening for big-named acts (like James Brown, Kid Rock, John Hiatt, Johnny Winter and Booker T. and the MG’s just to name a few), earning awards and nominations (Real Blues Magazine 11th Annual Awards – Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist, Best Canadian Blues Band/Central, Top Canadian Blues Guitarist; Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “Male Vocalist of the Year”; Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “New Artist of the Year”), and becoming a regular guest on several popular morning radio shows.
In 2009, filmmaker Stacey K. Black began work on a documentary and named it after one of TREVOR’s songs – “Send My Mail To Nashville”. Calling it her ‘love letter to Nashville’, the film follows songwriters on their journey to and from Nashville, TREVOR being one of five songwriters that she follows and interviews. The movie made the rounds at festivals and was released as a mini-series on YOUTUBE.
As a guitarist, FINLAY is in-demand as both a session musician and live player, having played for several artists from up-and-coming artists to established 80’s pop icons. As a songwriter, his music can be heard on albums from artists across the globe from Sweden to Canada and the US. And now, TREVOR can add ‘producer’ to his ever-growing list of credits, having taken the helm for a record by Stacey K. Black.
Last year, TREVOR played 324 gigs and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon.
Odds are TREVOR FINLAY is playing somewhere tonight.