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So glad you made it!

"Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans" – John Lennon.

Never give up on your dream. You just may have to trim it at the edges a bit.

Brought up by hand in Liverpool, it's taken Trey 30 years to find his voice – and every step of the way has been worth it. In 2017, Trey wrote 105 songs, and this year's looking just as good. With all those years over his callow youth, there's grain in the voice, and rich experience brought to every note.

What's he do? Handmade music for real people – with a strong 60's-70's vibe.

Torch songs, roque songs and songs to get you wiggling your behind. Songs for singing in the shower, and taking a big fat chill during drive time. Songs for cooking a great meal, and songs for getting out the hoover. Songs for romantic interludes, and songs for the heartbreak.

Sounds like? We think, "Bowie meets Beck on the back of the bus"Why not find out for yourself? 


 

Trey's Way – The Blog

IMPORTANT. FRIDAY CONCERT RESCHEDULED to Saturday 21 April 

Hello Music Lovers!  Due to the venue being double-booked, Friday has been moved. Trey is now playing the next night instead. Saturday 21 April, 20:00. 

While this might be a major bummer, we really hope you can fit us in. Especially at such short notice! 

Once again, here are the event details: 

Misenska 71/3, 118 00 Mala Strana 

Google map. 

And their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/misenskafe 

Also, Trey now has a Facebook page. Feel free to join, share, and comment: www.facebook.com/trey.roque.31Read more

Trey plays Cafe Club Misenska THIS FRIDAY 20:00 

Hello Music Lovers! 

A reminder that Trey will play the Cafe Club Misenska on Friday 23 March, starting 20:00.  

Trey will be playing a mix of acoustic and electric sets – with some audience participation too! 

There is a cover charge in the form of donations 50-100Kc, pay what you like. For that you get over 90 minutes of music plus memories of a lovely night out. 

Here's the address: 

Misenska 71/3, 118 00 Mala Strana 

And their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/misenskafe 

Bar number: +420 723 380

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"And A Merry Xmas to You, Sir!" 

Yuletide greetings etc., etc. from Power's Towers. We wish you all the best for the season, and delight and edification for 2018.

In the spirit of which, perhaps you would like to do the musical equivalent of pouring Bailey's into your ear? That is, check out the latest releases from the NIGHT FOR DAY LP:

– Cat

– Vertigo

And for Xmas day itself!

– Every Smile

Note that EVERY SMILE will be online from Xmas :D

A mood for all seasonal occasions.

And if this isn't enough, NIGHT FOR DAY is now…

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THE MAGUS – now on YouTube! 

Hello Music Lovers! 

This week’s cut is THE MAGUS, and it is indeed a deep cut. When we say ‘deep’, we mean deep. Like when Rutger Hauer furrows his brow at the end of Blade Runner. Yup! THAT deep. 

THE MAGUS was inspired reading John Fowles’ book of the same name, set in the 1950s on a remote Greek island. Trey (ahem!) borrows from a passage in it, as Fowles could write landscapes in a way lost by writers today. You can feel the lizard heat baked through the soles of your shoes on a cold November night…

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NIGHT FOR DAY is now live on YouTube! 

As promised, NIGHT FOR DAY – Trey's latest LP – is now available for free streaming on YouTube. You can find it here

The first 3 cuts are: 

FANCY MY CHANCES 

CALIFORNIA 

IN THE SUN 

New songs will be release 8:30 every Monday night until February 2018. 

All tunes will be on iTunes, Spotify etc. within the month. 

Feel free to share, like, and subscribe! Your support really counts! 

Besame mucho – Trey

Tro-lololololololo-ling! Part Un! 

Still in Steely Dan mode, and that epic lyric, 'Even Cathy Berberian knows, there's one roulade+ she can't sing'.

Cathy might have been cast in A Clockwork Orange as that poor woman murdered by an unwieldy lingam. Trey says that she is one of a kind – that she bridges the classical and (then) pop world, and manages to take the piss out of both. Meanwhile, striking that sonorous discordant note between pastiche and respect. Well, credit where credit is due.

Happily, the interwebs are a cornucopia of…

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Walter Becker – So Long Bodhisattva 

It’s been a few weeks since half of Steely Dan, the oft overshadowed Walter Becker, met his reward. In between closing on the end of Night For Day, we wanted to think awhile and raise a glass to what Steel Dan mean to us, here at Power’s Towers. 
 

As any major dude will tell you, when it comes to jazz rocketry, no one gets near Messrs Becker and Fagan for elegant disdain and booze addled sophistry.* Very few of their tunes are campfire songs, for you need nippy fingers to get some of those chords in, and…

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Broken Glass In the Pulp... Fiction 

Pop quiz time – who is Stephen King talking about here? "The guy was over the top. The guy was absolutely over the top. Big Jim didn't know the meaning of the word stop. There are three brave lets inherent in the foregoing: he let himself see everything, he let himself write it down, then he let himself publish it."


If you guessed Jim Thompson, the hardest of hard-boiled crime novelists, you win a unicorn.

Perusing his wikipedia entry, the sweet seductive smell of failure drifts from your screen and…

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Happy Birthday – GG! 

Happy birthday, initials GG!*

Of course, that means Glenn Gould. Sadly, he’s not been around since the 80s to celebrate anything, but that should not mean we cannot raise a glass (of whatever beverage) to commemorate his genius and lavish gifts to music. 

An oft overlooked aspect to GG was the team that helped him perform – his tuner, the partialliy-sighted Verne Edquist (see the book CD318, A Romance on Three Legs), the engineers who worked often with him (see below), his famous wee chair, and the…

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Trey Roque EP

Trey Roque

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The uber-roquing EP of the year! With eagles that fight!

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