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Trey’s Valentine's Day Special! 

Hello, music lovers! 

Wether you love it, hate it or just plain ‘meh’ it, Valentine’s came and went in a flurry of rose petals and sloppy displays of public affection. 

Personally, we at team Trey love it! Any excuse for a bit of romance – as Trey’s tunes will attest. 

Meanwhile, we offered our own spin on this thing called lurve, by way of 3 fab new songs. You can catch them all on YouTube. 

  • BEFORE YOU FORGET ME – the heartbreaking song Trey penned this time last year, that inspired the INTIMATE…

Something wicked this way comes... New BIG ASS Tune Drops on Valentine's Day! 

Anyone who's seen Trey play his rock music set will remember this eerily passionate tune replete with creepy lyrics.

Well, now you gets to hear the song come to life via the studio, via a nasty garage whence it was recorded. But which tune will it be?

The week after this drops, another garage demo goes live on YouTube + Facebook + IGTV. Here's the social media handles, should you want to hear Uber-catchy rock songs crackling with Trey's vim and wit.

Instagram and IGTV:

https://www.instagram.com/treyr

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Keeping A Promise – 3 More New Tunes For the Week 

Hello Music Lovers! 

It’s a cold one, and we’re all snuffling with lots of ‘orrible viruses. Yrrch! 

So let us warm your week up with some lovely tunes. Tonight, the torrid YOUR LOVE HURTS is on YouTube. Tomorrow, the bittersweet ballad ALL FOR LOVE. Then Saturday has a Vincent Van Gogh inspired CAFE DE NUIT. (As usual, the links are only active once up on YouTube). 

What do you think? 

Trey will be playing a few tunes at the open mic Club Cafe Misenska Wednesday night. Bring your friends and feel the…

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Video Schmideo for 2019 – 3 Songs Per Week! 

Hello music lovers! 

As promised, we’ve been working like house elves chained in the Slytherin dungeons to bring you a song a week on YouTube. 

Well, whatever Trey is feeding us in our gruel, it’s certainly working! We have THREE VIDEOS for you this week! 

HOW WE SAY GOODBYE has rolled out this evening, and tomorrow at 7pm CET there’s STONE IN MY HEART – which Trey wrote under a flu this weekend, and his voice shows it. 

Then Saturday morning, there’ll  be NO ONE KNOWS (II). A bit of a downer over…

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Story of the Song – Hamlet's Blues 

Of all the bluesiest of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet stands head and shoulders above the others. Especially if your name is Jorick.*

This tune is about how life's pleasures can shrink to meaningless things if you don't take a chance. Or maybe it's about a handful of simple chords with a tricky little alternate verse. Anyway, some nice phat bass, a cheeky guitar solo, and a horde of BVs on the chorus.

For those of you who think lyrics are the most important thing in a song, here ya go:

Close to a thrill as…

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Story of the Song – I Can't Bleed 

All the people you love leave a little bit of themselves – or a lotta bit of themselves – in you. For the good and the bad. But when it's been all good and you're struggling to move on, what are you to do?

This is one of my first 'alternate tuning' songs that didn't simply fall in love with the resonant open chords that even the pros fall for (am thinking Elvis Costello, sadly enough). Okay, strictly it's a drop-D tuning, but it was a start. Funny how we get all hide bound by conventions and our…

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Story of the Song – I Said Something (And Now I Know) 

I guess all of us have opened our big flapping gobs and said something we wished we hadn't. This may be a specialty for some (hmmmm?). But let us not get into the if I could turn back time groove. Rut. Snake pit.

I can never write a melody if the chords aren't telling me a story. The movement or suspense of each note is a conversation between a group of people, almost, and I'm merely listening in and taking notes. But that doesn't always mean each sequence and voicing has been sweat over – the verse chords…

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Story of the Song – In The Morning 

James Joyce wrote about Ireland from the comfortable distance of France. Similarly, I usually write about the good side of lovin' when am single.

Leastways, that's how I rationalise it. (whatever it may be...).

While I would love to pen one of those upbeat, uplifting peans to romantic love that encompass all the thrill and joy of finding Someone -– a la Holland Dozier Holland – it's those wee details of living with and around someone that make a love affair so sweet. This is the way I appear to express…

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Story of the Song – Under Influences 

No one needs to be taught that online dating is fraught with many a peril. A getting all gooey-eyed over someone from a profile pic is one of them.

Sometimes a photo captures a person, even when taken by an amateur – the cover for Subject To Change is a fine example, as it's a great composition, and probably one of only a dozen snaps my mum had probably taken in her life by then*. In the same way, this photo of a good lookin' woman sizzled with her poise and intelligence – and I had to laugh at myself…

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Story of the Song – Miss Dalton's Dream 

There's a old story of John Lennon wanting some kind of sound for I Am The Walrus, and saying something along the lines of, "Bring me the sound of a thousand chanting Tibetan monks!". Chanting, "stick it up your jumper". Deep.

(You're at this site and you really need a full refresher on that amazin slice of yellow mellow custard? Hm.)

There's Beck, mixing it up with his breakthrough LP Mellow Gold.

The actual egg of the song breaks open from the chord changes here, and the lyrics jump off of the…

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