"This may be the best blues album out of the Canadian capital city..." BLUES ON STAGE- USA
July 2005 - Victoria B.C. - Canadian Real Blues Magazine awards "The Trevor Finlay Band" :
* Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist
* Best Canadian Blues Band/Central
* Best Unsigned Blues Act
* Third as the Top Canadian Blues Guitarist
If "accomplishment and acclaim are the ingredients to fame," then Trevor Finlay is surely on the fast track to musical stardom. Finlay is a prodigious talent - singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader - who fronts one of Canada's most renowned electric blues ensembles, The Trevor Finlay Band.
Over a ten-year span Finlay has accomplished what it takes many recording artists several decades or more to complete, if they ever reach the heights this still-young musician has thus far realized. These include a four-CD body of work (1998 debut MORNING MAN; BUMPY ROADS (2001); the all-acoustic HOME TONIGHT (2003); and Finlay's latest, SHOW ME WHAT U GOT (2005); a slew of individual awards, including "Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist," "Best Canadian Blues Band/Central," "Best Unsigned Blues Act," and "Top Canadian Blues Guitarist (3rd)", all from REAL BLUES MAGAZINE's 11th Annual Awards in 2004; nominations for "Male Vocalist Of The Year" (2002) and "New Artist Of The Year" (1999) by the Toronto Blues Society; and winner of the "First Annual Guitar Riff-Off" in Finlay's hometown of Ottawa, Canada, in 1995.
Recent media acclaim has come from all corners of the globe and includes such respected publications as BLUESROCKERS/U.S. ("an excellent guitarist, both electric and acoustic, and a most adept and tasteful slide player"); and REAL BLUES/Canada ("This guy is going to be the next big thing for all the right reasons"). The singer/songwriter/guitarist has also received accolades from BLUES AND RHYTHM MAGAZINE/U.K.; BOBTJE BLUES/Belgium; and many more.
Radio-wise, SHOW ME WHAT U GOT was requested by more than 200 disc jockeys worldwide in a two-week period through Radio DirectX (RDX) Music Promotion. RDX reported in early September that SHOW ME WHAT U GOT was their second most requested CD ever and requests continue to be received. The stations represent over 25 countries and 20 states and feedback has been extremely positive: 96.3fm, CENTRAL COAST, AUSTRALIA ("The CD covers quite a few styles (Blues) very successfully in a modern way ... from the Delta to a Texas shuffle & a few surprises in between, great stuff!!"); RADIO MUNOT, SWITZERLAND ("Great music!"); TECKA'S TRACKS, HOTFM 106.7FM/AUSTRALIA ("This is a great cd, and one that I think will go a long way to getting Trevor noticed by everyone that listens to it... Some great "Loper" R/Blues tracks ... gutsy to the core. Top "Rock" beds and a nice little "acoustic track that does it for me"); KABLE 104.1-ETHER 105.1 - NETHERLANDS ("It fits very well in our program.....very refreshing blues.").
Performance-wise the Trevor Finlay Band has appeared at, among others, the Toronto Blues Festival; Ottawa, Canada's Cisco Systems Bluesfest; Edmonton's International Blues Festival; and the Victoriaville Blues Festival. The Trevor Finlay Band has graced the stages of (and left its signature kick-ass live show at) clubs across Canada. Kid Rock; James Brown; Booker T. and the MG's; and guitar greats Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy are but a few of the big-name acts this rising star has shared stages with.
Accomplishment and acclaim -- Trevor Finlay is the name.
Check out the artist's website:
1. I'll Come To You
2. Mr. Bad Timing
3. It's Over
4. Couldn't It Wait (Til the Morning)
5. Let's Just Get Drunk
6. Philly No More
8. Dance Like No One's Looking
9. Lion's Mouth
10. Keep It Up
11. Show Me What U Got