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Trevor Burton was a founder member of the sixties chart topping band The Move, he was with them from 1966. When he left in 1969 he stayed down south with his close friend Steve Winwood; Steve had just formed the band Traffic. Trevor decided to chill for a while, but soon got the urge to play live again, this has always been his first love. He got in touch with Steve Gibbons with the view to forming a new band, together with Denny Laine formerly with the Moody Blues, and Allen White from The Plastic Ono Band. They formed the band called Balls. After the split with Balls in 1971, Trevor spent the next few years as one of the top session musicians with Island Records.
At the request of Raymond Froggatt, Trevor returned to his hometown of Birmingham, where he worked with Ray until 1976. Trevor teamed up once again with his close friend Steve Gibbons to enjoy chart success and top 10 hits with the Steve Gibbons Band. For the next 7 years he toured the world with Steve, he left in 1983 to form his own band playing his unique style of blues. This was constantly interrupted; he teamed up with Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin as one of the Journeymen Musicians. Then he joined The Big Town Playboys touring the UK and Europe, he performed shows with Noel Reading a friend from the 60s, he spent 9 months on the road with Dexies Midnight Runners.
Now Trevor still gets the buzz from playing his kind of music to a receptive audience. In 1993 he called on Maz (Marjusz Matrenko) to join the band, between them they have some kind of telepathy, also former ELO keyboard player Richard Tandy was with him for a few years. Trevor has had various rhythm sections but never really settled with any until November 1999 when he asked Bill Jefferson (Drummer) to become part of the team, in February 2000 a local band 4 On The Floor split and Bass player Eddy Moohan joined Trevor. With the new line up having the chemistry, and telepathy that Trevor had been looking for. The Trevor Burton Band is unstoppable. It is the most exciting live band ever to grace the Stage.
Where once Trevor was one of the original Wild Men of
Rock, he has now matured to become both a thoughtful song writer, emotive
vocalist and Mark Knopfler style, delicate guitar player.