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Trev John

Trevor John Tasker (Trev John) was born in South Africa and now lives with his family in Canada in Victoria, British Columbia.

He has always been close to the music business in spite of having a Corporate career. Trevor played at various Pubs in South Africa and Canada as a one man artist, at the same time he produced unique restaurant stage shows such as Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show performed by top artists that doubled as servers. The popularity was such that Rocky Horror was extended twice and patrons would arrive completely dressed up.

Trevor followed these productions with his own concept called the Smirnoff Rock Circus, a tribute show inspired by the famous wax museum of the same name in London England. This was a rock show showcasing tributes from the Beatles to Madonna, all in a huge Circus tent erected in the Cape Town harbor district in South Africa

After 5 years in Canada, at 39 Trevor decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of recording his own original album and performing it live. This was something he had wanted to do since he first heard the album “Hot August Night” by Neil Diamond.

The songs are a mixture of Canadian rock and African township Rhythms, and all inspired by people and events that have made a tremendous impact on his life.

Trevor was able to gather together some of the best Canadian talent that had contributed to world renowned artists. The band comprised of: Lead and Rhythm Guitars: Leighton Matthews (Rain), Keyboards: Gregg Dechert (Uriah Heep, Bad Company and Pink Floyd), Bass: Dennis Pendrith (Bruce Cockburn), Drums: Al Cross (Big Sugar), Backing Vocals: Michael Shotton (Boston, Von Groove) and Percussion: Chris Cawthray. Trevor sang lead vocals and played all acoustic guitars.

All songs on the album (music and lyrics) were written by Trevor. The album was produced by Brian Hewson from Escarpment Sound in Acton, Ontario and mastered at Swordfish in Hamilton, Ontario.

Trevor performed live as he had intended at the Oakville Performing Arts Centre. Always inspired by Neil Diamond’s genius he called the show “One Night in April” and in addition to playing all fourteen songs from the album, he covered Bad Company, Neil Diamond, The Sweet and of course Toto’s “Africa”. The reviews were incredible with the local newspaper saying “Benefit Concert a Must See”.

Following the album, his interest in music continued and led him to found Ontario based Gigs Entertainment Inc., which creates the opportunity for many local artists and entertainers to perform at weddings, corporate events and clubs throughout the province. Through Gigs he has also been able to express his creative side in activities ranging from writing, recording and re-producing the Rock Circus stage show in Canada.