Trevor just passed me the press release for the Global Music Awards. Thrilled to see the recognition for ourÂ project. A wonderfulÂ accomplishment for the team!
PRESS RELEASE ”“ Dec. 21, 2015. Canadian Trevor Dick Band wins two Global Music Awards with CD release, “NEW WORLD”.
The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are pleased to announce their recent CD, New World has gleaned two Global Music Awards ”“ “Gold Medal” for Top Ten Album of 2015 and Band of the Year. Details are found here.
Nigerian born, Trevor Dick and his long-time bandmates have entered new territory with the introduction of TDB”™s debut album, New World. This world/jazz/folk fusion project with classical and modern pop/rock underpinning takes you from Africa to Latin America to Europe and North America, erasing all borders. The music represents that sense of excitement, adventure, vision and sacrifice as our forefathers and mothers left the “Old World,” got on a ship and sailed into the unknown, in faith and discovered the New World. “”¦ That”™s what this album is all about ”“ that longing for adventure, that sense of creativity, the drive to explore new territories with reckless abandon.” New World is interesting, experimental, and improvisational. It is complex music, yet accessible to the average listener.
Shortly after the September 2015 CD release, NEW WORLD was also honoured last month with the Gospel Music Association”™s “Covenant Award” for Instrumental Album of the Year.
Mark Rheaume, of CBC Music writes, “”¦ not many acts can blend so many sounds as easily as the Trevor Dick Band on NEW WORLD. Sonic sweetness from beginning to end. ””¨”¨ In his review, Angel Romero of Progressive Rock Central states: “The [TDB] New World incorporates genres appealing to the progressive music community ”¦ [with] echoes of Jean Luc Ponty-style fusion on some of the more progressive rock leaning pieces ”¦ the mesmerizing electric violin in “East of Sinai Prelude”; the fabulous Middle Eastern-colored progressive rock composition in “East of Sinai” featuring outstanding violin solo work, violin and guitar interplay ”¦”