Press and Reviews

“The Trevor Dick Band’s album, New World, is poetic and makes listeners feel glad to be alive. Trevor Dick and his bandmates deliver phenomenal performances that mesmerize. The well-crafted, original compositions in this innovative cross-over album caused us to have renewed respect for electronic violins. This is one of Global Music Awards’ Top Ten Albums of 2015″.

THOMAS BAKER, PH. D | CEO & Founder, Global Music Awards

December 2015 Global Music “Gold” Award for Album and Band of the Year. Read the full review & interview here:

“Every time I hear records like this, I wonder why we don’t often hear violin outside the context of classical music, or occasionally jazz. Maybe it’s because not many acts can blend so many sounds as easily as the Trevor Dick Band on “New World”. Sonic sweetness from beginning to end.”


” The [TDB] New World … incorporates genres appealing to the progressive music community as well as world music and other roots music elements that will connect to other music fans … You will hear echoes of Jean Luc Ponty-style fusion on some of the more progressive rock leaning pieces such as the exquisite opening piece “Perpetuum”… the classical-leaning “Schindler’s List” with a beautiful electric violin solo that reminds me of the masterful work by Brazilian prog rock master Marcus Viana … the mesmerizing electric violin in “East of Sinai Prelude”; the fabulous Middle Eastern-colored progressive rock composition in “East of Sinai” featuring outstanding violin solo work, violin and guitar interplay and overdubs; and the breezy fusion piece ‘Mother’s Kiss.’ … Other tracks on “New World” such as “Change the World”, “Ayangba Village Market”, “Ifriqiya”, and “Cancao para Aaron” incorporate blues, Afropop, Brazilian and Latin jazz beats. There are also a handful of radio friendly smooth jazz and new age-inclined pieces.”

ANGEL ROMERO | Music Journalist & Reviewer, Progressive Rock Central
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“Trevor, am loving your music, beautifully produced and engineered … love the electric violin sound in the title [New World] track, also enjoyed the catchy rhythmical Ayangba, congrats!” …  “Such an incredible wide vocabulary of playing different styles of music. Amazing musicianship from fellow band members, beautiful compositions and arrangements”.

WOUTER KELLERMAN | World/New Age Flute Instrumentalist, 57th Grammy Award Winner (New Age Album)

“Trevor’s versatile string playing is evident on both his sizzling electric violin solos … and his beautiful, lyrical acoustic playing … The band is full of seasoned players who give great, energetic performances … innovative counter rhythms and harmony. Steve Heathcote and Will Jarvis lay down some wonderful grooves … [they] do a great job of anchoring the rhythm section. It’s refreshing to hear such musical excellence …”

MIKE JANZEN | Jazz Pianist, Composer, Recording Artist

“What a beautifully imagined and executed project. The artwork and music (both) are just stunning.”

KARI GAFFNEY | Music Promoter

“From the opening track “Perpetuum” to the acoustic reprise of “Schindler’s List” New World travels the physical and musical world … If [it] were a vinyl LP, the grooves would have long been worn out long ago from being played over and over and over … New World is world/jazz/folk fusion at its best.”

ROBERT WHITE | Journalist, Arts Connection Blog
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