Deck The Halls

“Deck The Halls” from the Celebrate Christmas VII concert held at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario on December 13, 2015. I am having quite a bit of fun editing the videos and mixing the audio tracks over the Christmas break as you can tell by the last few posts.

 

What Child Is This

Another video from Celebrate Christmas.

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Another couple of tunes from the Celebrate Christmas concert. Too bad I forgot my hat.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

From the Celebrate Christmas VII concert at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario. I get to stretch a little on the guitar towards the end of this one.

Joy To The World

Our opening song for Celebrate Christmas VII at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario.

Global Music Awards

Trevor just passed me the press release for the Global Music Awards. Thrilled to see the recognition for our project. A wonderful 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 ”¦”

Celebrate Christmas Tomorrow Night

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Doug van der Horden will be our lead vocalist tomorrow night. Beside Doug is Rachel Mallory. She will also be one of our main vocalists. Nathanael Morrison, in a thoughtful pose over the laptop, will be driving our multimedia support for the event. And way back there is Mike Kidd, our acoustic guitarist.

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Me on my 1963 Strat playing through a 5-watt Swart.

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Jeff Babcock is on drums for the event. We will have him on a riser so that everyone can see him tomorrow night.

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Kori Francis covers percussion and vocals.

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The section that powers the vocalists.

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The guitar players do their thing.

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Josh Cleaver covers on bass. Setting the groove with Jeff.

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And last but certainly not least, Steve Ball on keys.

A great team and we are looking forward to an awesome evening at tomorrow’s sold out event at the Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Christmas Gig

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This is where we will be holding the Celebrate Christmas concert in a few days.

And this is my setup for the evening.

No, I won’t be taking out my Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with the 4×12 cab. I will be taking my two Swart amps. Both are low wattage amps. The larger Swart is 20 watts. And the smaller one is 5 watts. I will be using the smaller Swart as my primary amp and the larger one as a backup. That little amp puts out some serious guitar tone.

And I will have my two Strats out for the evening. I’ve decided to play my 1963 Strat even though I really love my copper Strat with the pine body.

The big pedalboard will also come out to play that night.

Tunes are all memorized. Fingers are all working. Tones are sounding great out of the amp. Ready for Sunday.

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