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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Trevor and the Joneses - Grooving at the Speed of Light

Trevor and the Joneses - Grooving at the Speed of Light
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Artist: Trevor and the Joneses 
Track: Grooving at the Speed of Light
Genre: rock, rock-n-roll

Las Vegas rock-and-rollers Trevor and the Joneses are spreading their name across the United States and beyond with their 'ton of fun' single 'Grooving at the Speed of Light' from the album There Was Lightning. Forming only one year ago as a small garage-rock band, Trevor and the Joneses began their career performing at intimate venues, such as pubs, clubs and cafes in Vegas up to three times a weekend. Inspired by a plethora of award-winning rock bands such as the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Replacements, Oasis, The Violent Femmes, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Nada Surf and Vicky Cryer, Trevor and the Joneses worked to incorporate a large variation of rock styles to form their own unique sound. 

Trevor and the Joneses - Grooving at the Speed of Light

Lead singer Trevor Jones says that from a young age, the band members had been surrounded by music. The artists that they had listened to growing up then inspired the formation of the band. 

'Most of us grew up on classic rock and started playing music in some form as kids in different parts of the country, [whether it was] Nevada, Idaho, Michigan, Indiana, California, or Alabama. [Personally], Dad had been recording cassette tapes of tons of FM rock radio from the 70's and onwards. I got to hear a lot of stuff that they weren't, and still aren't playing on the radio anymore,' he says. 

Following in the footsteps of their idols, Trevor and the Joneses embarked on a touring spree within their hometown and surrounding areas to get their name into the public spectrum. The band successfully played over fifty shows within the year, before the release of their first studio album. 

Playing live seems to be the most enjoyable way for the band to get their music across to the people, but Jones notes that it is difficult to pinpoint what is helping to spread the music the most. 

'We've passed out hundreds of CDs all over the place...and we keep the various inter-web sites pretty up to date with shows, news and such [for our fans]', he says. 

As of late, one of the band's most catchy tracks seems to be 'Grooving at the Speed of Light'. This catchy classic rock track derives feelings of nostalgia for the classic upbeat rock of the eighties to the early noughties - reminiscent to the feel-good tune in The Violent Femme's 'Blister in the Sun', and drawing upon unique tambourine work parallel to songs such as 'Who?' by Brian Jonestown Massacre. 

Jones says the upbeat nature of the track correlated to the mood that the band we're in on a particular given day.

   'I wrote all those songs at the beach while I was living in California ... I wanted to go for a more positive message.'

'It was stream of conscious, although I'm pretty sure I was "thinking happy thoughts"', he says. 

The 'happy thoughts' within the track seem to have transferred to the fans of the album There Was Lightning. To large demand, Trevor and the Joneses are planning to tour across the 'left side of the slab of land' from their hometown to play to eager US fans this coming autumn. 

It may be a little while before Trevor and the Joneses hit Australian shores, however the band's long term outlook is plenty more music like Grooving At The Speed of Light. 

Within the coming years, the band aspires to be 'in the recording studio, several albums deep'.

Trevor and The Joneses are playing in Las Vegas for the month of August. 

By Lily Pavlovic posted Wed 14, 2013, for STSBM


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