Trevor Knight – A Life Well Travelled.
Trevor Knight is a musician who has acquired some very nice “moss” while he has been rolling round the world, like his family of ukuleles. He must be one of the hardest working musicians around. He could be comfortably settled on his farm at Buhledelah, with his wife and several Arabian horses.
Instead he thinks nothing of packing his beloved family of stringed instruments and a few clothes, to head out to America for a few weeks, where he will sing to stadiums full of people.
That is what he has done all his life, since he arrived here from the UK as a young man in his mid twenties. He clearly remembers the early folk scene in Sydney, where music mad folkies sang until dawn, those rousing choruses nearly taking the roofs off the big sprawling pubs that housed this frenetic activity.
Folk music gave him the opportunity to expand his repertoire, and meet some pretty amazing people. It still does, although he has acquired a reputation as a country singer (two Golden Guitars might have something to do with that) and has worked the TV circuit having a regular spot on the Midday Show with Ray Martin. He has also toured extensively with John Denver and Tom Paxton amongst others, both here and overseas.
So why does this thoroughly professional entertainer want to perform at the local folk club? “It’s the intimacy” says Trevor. “You can feel the reactions of your audience so much more directly. It is what we most enjoyed about those early days- we didn’t have to wait for album or ticket sales to know if the folks liked it or not”.
The other reason he wants to come is to share his love of small stringed instruments with others of like mind. Trevor has a long association with ukuleles from the flea to the rather larger versions. His prized banjo ukulele made for George Formby of music hall fame will be coming, along with his recent buy, a KOA tenor made in Hawaii. He will do some of George’s very funny songs, like ‘ Leaning on a Lampost’, and ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’. If that doesn’t get you, what have you got in your veins? There will be other material as well, specially to suit the KOA – some new music written in Hawaii for the instrument.
SUPPORT: Snez musica
Snez is an intriguing singer/songwriter based in the Blue Mountains. She has toured extensively throughout Australia and her music is truly unique. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch her on Saturday night, 1st June.
WHEN: Saturday, 1st June 2013, 7.30pm
ENTRY: $15.oo Adults $12.oo Conscession. $10.oo Club Members Kids 16 /under free
More information is available from Publicity and Bookings officer Carole Garland on (02) 4929 3912.