Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Trevor Layton took up guitar at the age of 13 and has become an excellent player, vocalist and songwriter, displaying a range and versatility far beyond his years. He has written many songs, the first of which he completed, in fully recorded form, as part of a ninth grade school project; this very song, "Watching From a Distance", is featured on his first CD release Out Of The Light, which was recorded over the better part of a year with Vancouver-based, Brooklyn-native producer P.D. Wohl.
Aside from his musical influences (Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn, British singer Seal, and legendary rock bands Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, U2, Santana, Steppenwolf and Yes among others), Trevor's writing and outlook has long been influenced by his interest in space, and exploration of the world at large. Even when he was a toddler, Trevor's preferred reading choice wasn't children's books, but rather, maps! Sure enough, Trevor has since gone on to travel, perform and live in England (where he also has citizenship), as well as journeying to Wales, Ireland, Spain, and of course many places around Canada and the USA.
Taken together with the scenic, impressionistic artwork within the album's pages (which was designed by Trevor himself), the songs on Out of the Light convey this worldliness.