Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall (9:00 PM)

Mike Love (8:00 PM)

Distant Cousins (7:15 PM)

Sun, September 28, 2014

7:00 pm

$0.00 - $20.00

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Trevor Hall - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Trevor Hall
Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12 track album Chapter of the Forest available now via iTunes and the Vanguard Records store. The 12 songs on Chapter of the Forest were born during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events.
Mike Love - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mike Love
Aloha, my name is Mike Love. For those of you who don’t already know me, here’s a little info:

I was born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i and grew up in Kalama Valley about 5 minutes from Sandy Beach. I am first and foremost a father and a husband and a son. I am a vegan. I am a spiritual person, but I’m not religious. I am a musician. Music has been an integral part of my existence since before I can remember. I can always remember singing, just singing wherever and whenever, no matter how bad I sounded, I just always loved to sing. I played a few different instruments and finally settled down on the guitar at around 16. Soon after, I started writing songs, many horrible songs. I wrote at least 50 before I actually produced one I was proud of.

My main musical influence came from my family and friends. I never really had any formal musical training, besides some piano lessons when I was young, so I really just learned from listening and watching. I was blessed to make music with so many talented musicians, and I really credit most of the skill and style that I’ve developed to that. I feel so lucky to have been raised in a musical family, growing up watching my Dad and Grandpa write songs, it really had a big impact on me. I watched people I knew around me making incredible music, and it amazed me. I thought to myself “I can do that!” Seeing them do it before my very eyes somehow made it tangible and possible. So here I am, doing my best to fulfill my dreams of being a professional musician. Somehow against all odds and the opinions of my high school counselors, I am successfully raising a family and paying my bills by playing my own original music. How amazing it feels! I can’t put it into words, but I thank the Creator every day for blessing me with this life immersed in music.

I also feel heavily influenced by the beautiful land I was so lucky to be raised in. These islands that we call home are filled with such diverse beauty and mystery, that you can’t help but develop a poetic nature from living here. The beautiful forests, the deep carved valleys, the rivers that run to the sea. The immensely powerful ocean, with its healing energy, and the long sandy beaches and rock cliffs. I feel like growing up here has given me a perspective you just can’t get in most places. It manifests itself in the lyrics that repeatedly show up in my songs, reflecting on Mother Nature and her gifts, and our responsibility to protect Her.

Over the years I have been so blessed to share the stage with many of the artists I have admired and looked up to, including Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many more. I have been able to work directly with musicians whom I hold in the highest regard, Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.

I played in many live bands, doing my first club gig at 16. It was about 5 years ago that I played my first solo gig. I was really hesitant to do it, but we needed the money, and the timing of it made sense. After a little while I began to like the freedom of it, and also the accountability. If it didn't sound good or the timing was off or the pitch was flat, there was no one else to blame. It really made me reevaluate myself as a musician. I think that was the main turning point in my career. I started thinking of new creative ways to make long shows interesting with only one musician on stage. I started to use a loop pedal to record loops live. Beatboxing, basslines, rhythm parts, harmonies, whatever I had to do to keep it interesting and unique, but stay true to myself and my musical message. That was when people really started to pay attention to what I was doing. I started writing all kinds of different music I had never felt free enough to write before, and I loved it. I really started to feel a more pure connection with my audience, and I noticed how much more affected they were by my music and message than ever before.

Over the past few years my fan base has grown immensely and the support I feel has driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again. I just returned from a tour of the west coast with my trio, featuring Paula Fuga and Sam Ites. We had a great time and were met with great enthusiasm everywhere we went, planting many seeds for future ventures.

I have been working hard for the last year or so in the Soul Sound studio on my first solo album, entitled “The Change I’m Seeking” due out late 2012. I really feel, that after all I’ve accomplished, musically, this album will be a good representation of where I’m at right about now. Listening back now as we are mixing it, I feel really happy with what we have captured and I have a good feeling that it will be well received. The musicians that have helped me on this album are all amazing, as well as producer, Shawn Livingston Moseley, who has done a great job helping me to capture the elusive “vibe”. I am so excited to release this record, so that I can finally get all these people to stop bugging me about “when are you going to put out an album?!” Just kidding.

Well, I hope that this has given you a little more insight into who I am, and if not, just listen to the music. The songs come straight through my heart and soul. It’s who I am and what I want to be and what I want to say straight from the source.
One Love,
Mike
Distant Cousins - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
Distant Cousins
The three songwriters/producers who make up DISTANT COUSINS have more than enough musical and
personal connections to justify the name of their band. And their chemistry was so strong that their first
official writing session resulted in a spirited song appropriately called "On My Way."

"The excitement and enthusiasm of our working together was immediately in the air," says Ami Kozak.
"We really felt like we were on our way." Based in Los Angeles, DISTANT COUSINS first formed in late
2012 when Kozak and Dov Rosenblatt, childhood friends from the East Coast, decided to collaborate.

At a private concert, they performed "When We Love," a song that Dov had written with Duvid Swirsky,
another longtime friend, musician and third member of the band.

Inspired, Ami offered to bring it into the studio to record and produce the track. The sessions that
followed were just as fruitful as the first, resulting in an EP's worth of alternative folk pop tunes that are
vibrant and heartfelt, and will sway your soul to the brighter side of life.

Dov, Ami and Duvid each bring to the collaboration impressive musical resumes.

Duvid's musical roots formed growing up surrounded by music in a small village in Israel. He co-founded
the internationally renowned band MOSHAV, who have sold over 100,000 albums worldwide. Signing to
Sony JMG in 1999 Duvid has created music with Grammy award winning musicians and producers such
as Ron Aniello, Cliff Norrell, Rami Jaffee and Arron Embery.

Dov began his professional career in college with the band Blue Fringe (who often played on the same
bill as MOSHAV) releasing three independent albums and touring the world for eight years. He co-fronts
LA folk duo The Wellspring, whose licensing success includes placements in hit television shows HOUSE
MD and COUGAR TOWN and they recently scored all original music for a comedy film called 'COFFEE
TOWN.'

Ami began his career working independently for international advertising agencies and music houses
composing music for companies such as Hallmark, Apple, Toyota, Cadillac, Chevy and Best Buy. He
released an EP as a solo artist with Mophonics Music and Sound/Universal Music Publishing, and
recently was featured performing his seasonal single "It's That Time of Year" live for HGTV's national
holiday promo.

Combined experience and complimentary musical and personal world-views have blended seamlessly
for DISTANT COUSINS.

"I love the synergy of this group because we really do each bring something different to the music," says
Dov, "Ami's production and engineering chops are stellar." Ami adds, "Dov helps to get our collage of
ideas to a solidified song. He pulls us through the inevitable hurdles and obstacles a new song will
always present." Both love that Duvid's raw and authentic approach brings a down-to-earth sensibility
to the music. "He has managed to maintain a real organic connection to music throughout his years of xperience," says Ami, "I love his instincts and the soul that he brings."

In their short time as a band, DISTANT COUSINS is already showing signs that they are "on their way." 3
songs off their debut self-titled EP (released on iTunes in 2014) have already been licensed. Their single,
"Raise It Up," was prominently featured on USA's 'Graceland' and CBS's 'Criminal Minds,' and ESPN's
College Basketball promos. "Fly Away" was heard on CW's 'Reign' and "On My Way" was featured in an
ad for Shake Shack + NoKidHungry charity. Keep an ear out for much more music soon...
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change