Trevor Gordon is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has spent the last decade entertaining Western Canadian audiences. Performing with various bands and as an acoustic act, Gordon strives for passionate performances and catchy melodic arrangements. His roots rock sound has been favourably compared to that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Springsteen, with a classic country influence. Gordon produces a sound that is simple, painfully honest and truly his own.
Music has always been a cornerstone of Gordon’s life. As a child he gravitated towards Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, icons that noticeably linger in his style today. Growing up in small town Manitoba, Trevor was strumming a guitar and singing before grade school. He never let it go. The local radio station in his hometown of Dauphin (730 CKDM) and the major local music festival (Dauphin’s Countryfest) provided a solid dose of rock n’ roll and country that inevitably infused with his style. For nearly a decade, Gordon successfully collaborated with numerous Manitoba bands and steadily performed acoustically to develop and maintain his craft. Organically, Gordon began to develop his voice as an artist and pursued passions in writing, performing and recording.
In 2010, Gordon took a leap and headed for Toronto. He worked tirelessly to assemble a crew of musicians and contacts that could make his musical vision a reality. Quickly, he formed his band, Trevor Gordon and the Nighthounds. The six-piece group debuted at the El Mocambo and was soon gigging in the Greater Toronto Area. With shows under their belts at prominent venues, including The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, the band released the “Past Those Lights” EP in October, 2011. It was during his work with the Nighthounds Gordon crossed paths with Will Howard, and exceptional guitarist, who’s playing, voice and passion meshed with his instantly. Even before the band was formed the duo were playing acoustic evenings in Toronto, and in early 2012 they shifted their primary focus to the stripped gutsy duo sound they developed.
In the spring of 2012, Trevor began working on an acoustic album that featured his most detailed work yet. In summer of the same year, he released his first full-length album, “Running Free”. Whereas “Past Those Lights” was largely thematic, “Running Free” was character and experience driven. The video for the title track was filmed in Toronto’s Great hall and featured a stripped down Gordon playing in a lonely and vast environment. In support of “Running Free”, Gordon and Howard toured Western Canada. The tour saw the duo unite with Manitoba musicians Levi Winters and Dan Kristof for a series of gigs, and stretched from Toronto to Vancouver. In 2013, Gordon performed a series of Manitoba shows with a small group and traveled internationally. He even managed to make a few appearances in Kuwait and Sweden during his travels.
Currently, Gordon is working on recording a new album that will feature a full arrangement and group of players to be released in 2014-15. He will be reuniting with longtime bandmates Winters and Kristof and Paul Refvik for a Western Canadian summer tour as well as shooting a few new videos. Never one to settle, Gordon continues to push himself as an entertainer and artist, expand his fan base and share his passion for music.