Products used: Clayton Custom Colored Delrin 1.00mm standard shape.
“There’s something about having a guitar pick with your name on it that makes you feel like more of a ROCKSTAR!”
In June of 2007, Canadian-born TREVOR FINLAY visited Nashville for the first time for a little mini-vacation but something strange happened… When he got off the plane he was overwhelmed with the feeling that he was ‘home’ and a few short months and a mound of paperwork later, he moved there to stay.
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 (2005 – Real Blues Magazine 11th Annual Awards – Best Canadian Blues/Rock Artist, Best Canadian Blues Band/Central, Top Canadian Blues Guitarist; 2002 – Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “Male Vocalist of the Year”; 1999 – Toronto Blues Society’s MBA for “New Artist of the Year”), and becoming a regular guest on several popular morning radio shows.
In late 2013, TREVOR finished his latest CD entitled “Sandpaper & Bourbon” and is set to release in the very near future. Produced by Mike Flanders, the CD features 13 original songs, all penned by FINLAY, and some of the best musicians in the business today including Steve Brewster on drums, Dave Francis on bass and Tammy Rogers King on mandolin and bkg vocals. “Sandpaper & Bourbon” showcases TREVOR’s lyric writing abilities, his musicianship and the “gravity and rasp” of his vocals.
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 is making the rounds at festivals and is set for release in 2014.
As a session musician, he’s been known to play guitar for 80’s pop icon Tiffany and maing a guest appearance on the singer’s 2010 CD entitled “Rose Tattoo” and travelling with her all over the globe and sharing the stage as lead guitar player.
Recently a 2yr show-history was done at the request of a prospective agent and from Jan. 1 2012 till Dec. 31 2013, TREVOR had logged 572 dates and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon!
Odds are TREVOR FINLAY is playing somewhere tonight.