I am super excited to introduce you to Trevor Page. He is such a multidimensional human being, an amazing artist, and quite the smart guy. His sound encompasses so many genres and yet has a uniqueness that is refreshing in a time where music seems to have taken on a formulated feel to it.
Trevor has worked with Gabe Lopez, who I interviewed a few months ago so I decided to ask Gabe for a quote about working with Trevor (but Trevor doesn’t know I asked…..yet ) Being another extremely generous soul, he had this to say about Trevor:
“Trevor has become such a great pop singer/songwriter and producer. He has great production instincts – he’s very savvy about his use of synths and sound effects. And his lyrics – such a great combo of personal, heartfelt words and catchy hooks. He’s great live, too. A very solid singer – complete with range and runs. I have a blast working with him. He’s the real deal.”
When I first became aware of Trevor, through my interview with Gabe, I immediately looked him up and began to experience his music. I say experienced because in special cases, you don’t just listen to music, you experience the art of it. I was extra pleased to discover he is such an approachable and generous person.
Please enjoy this interview as much as I have enjoyed working on it:
Q: Have you always known you had such an amazing talent? Your voice is very unique and so mature for someone your age.
A: First off thank YOU. Finding myself as an artist wasn’t a completely smooth ride. I was very shy. I always new I loved to sing and loved music but growing up in a small town in Florida wasn’t the most encouraging atmosphere. My parents are very supportive but having this big dream was a bit scary for my mom when I was younger. She never really encouraged me to sing. She is very business minded and always wanted me to have a plan for success doing something a little more solid… and to an extent understandably so. There are NO guarantees in the entertainment business. It wasn’t until I was around 17 or 18 that I started seriously writing music and I didn’t perform any of it until I was 20 or so. It was when I started doing music with Ricky Diamond that I really started to come into my own. The duo was fun and it taught me a lot. So no, it has been a tough, bumpy path but I am far from done.
Q: I read that you are a child of a multi-racial marriage. Was that challenging for you growing up? Do you have any advice for people who may be teased and/or bullied for being different than others?
A: I honestly never knew that I was different until I’d be told or reminded by other people but I have been blessed with absolutely the best family anyone could ask for. Like i said, it was a small town and sometimes tolerance for being different is a little skewed out of fear. I really just try to take that as a learning experience too. Things have gotten better and better but we still have work to do to spread education and love. As far as advice for anyone being bullied… Hmm.. Its so much easier said than done especially if its your family who may be the negative influence. But in the case of racial issues, our race is something we have no control over. So being oppressed over something like that can be detrimental in learning or having negative experiences . Try to surround yourself with positive people. There are wonderful things about ALL of us. Look for positive role models that you can relate to because you are not the only one. Don’t stay silent. Tell a counselor, your parents or a friends parents. Continue reading “Trevor Page: Someone You Should Know” »