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We have a quickie with local folk muso Trevor Rebello

2015-03-19 05:00

Cape Town – We recently had a quickie with Johannesburg based folk muso Trevor Revello.

FYI: A Channel24 quickie is a brief or spontaneous episode consisting of a few frisky questions in which celebs and Channel24 have a brief frolic leaving all parties involved feeling satisfied and craving a cigarette.

Trevor released and EP titled Slow Horses about a year ago and he has also released three videos to go with the first three singles which together form a short movie.

Describe your music in one sentence.

Trevor Rebello:
Over-the-top rock with a healthy dose of country, folk and soul!

Your EP Slow Horses was released last year, tell us a bit about the inspiration behind it and how it all came together.

I had been playing music in SA for a long time in various bands. I then went to live alone in the UK for a few years where I had no other option but to write alone and sing alone. This is when I started writing the Slow Horses EP and playing around with various genres and sounds that I love. I loved the freedom of being a singer-songwriter and writing songs without having to get approval from other people. I was also quite down at the time so writing these songs became an escape for me. I would sit every evening, every day and play guitar. When I got back home, I met up with my buddy Rob Davidson and we started recording/producing the songs that would be on the Slow Horses EP. It was quite a long process as I wanted it to be as good as it possibly could be. I don’t like to rush things…

If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

I would love to collaborate with Paul McCartney. I’m a huge Beatles fan. I think that Lennon/McCartney was the greatest songwriting team of all time. McCartney is responsible for some of the best hooks, melodies and songs of all time. Imagine what you could learn from just talking to a person like him…

What’s the one thing you never tour without?

A good book! I enjoy reading the biographies of famous musicians and actors. We do a lot of sitting around on tour so it helps pass the time.

What’s the one thing no one knows about you?

When I was younger I was in the South African Karate team. I even won a bronze medal at the World Champs in the USA. I haven’t had to use my skills in years but be warned!

Follow Trevor's Facebook page for info on upcoming gigs. You can also download his EP here.

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