Michael Trew (Seattle)

Michael Trew (Seattle)

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandAlternativeArt Rock

Original and heartfelt music, exploring lyrical storytelling through popular and experimental formats.

Biography

 Michael Trew is singer, composer and muli-instrumentalist, native to the Pacific Northwest. He began playing in lo-fi rock groups, and went on to study folk, rock, European and Indian classical music. During these years, he spent time with teacher Chandana Dixit, exploring raaga, as well as performing in local progressive rock bands. 

In 2005 he formed The Undercover Lammas. Though short lived, his musical friendship with keyboardist/vocalist Naomi Smith would lead to the formation Autumn Electric, with vocalist/banjo player Jessica Eballar. The band went on to release five albums between 2008 and 2015. After the departure of Eballar in '09, a few lineups existed, including: Daniel Desrosiers (drums), Johnny Unicorn (bass/vocals), Max Steiner (lead guitar), and Chris Barrios (drums). During this time, Michael embarked on a solo US tour (2011), as well as opening for Euopean artist Marius Ziska (2012), along with several band tours.

 The last two years have seen a break from major touring, and with Autumn Electric on hold, Michael signed with Natural Cut Records to release his debut solo effort, Watiting in the Wings in 2017. 

Other Projects: - Bassist in the kindie-rock group Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies (2011-present) 

- Keyboards/Vocals/Flute, in The HZ. (2011-present) 

- Vocals/Flute in Progressive Rock group Moon Letters (2016-present)



Lyrics

In the fields where the silence

Written By: Michael Trew (Autumn Electric)

Snowpack on the porch
Dogs getting in from the cold
there's some pie on the stove
she jumps up for something warm

it's 6am, it's quiet
tuck me in. tuck me into you
and the time has come for leaving here
I'll kiss you softer than the snow

where the mountains settle down
where the white hills stretch out
down to the fields
where the silence marries you

you're a black and white photo in those boots
and it's coffee, and it's cream, winter comes soon here
and never leaves

Return to Detroit

Written By: Michael Trew

Skeletons of houses, skeletons of homes
all their vacant eyes won't leave me alone
Roll up the windows lock the doors
you're so paranoid I can't take anymore
Should I be afraid of the kids in the street
Should I just look down at my feet?

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
I'm going to keep it alive

A guy at the show said let's make something grow
there's a lot of young minds that can't be confined
by this deadwood
Reclaim the neighborhood, reclaim the ground
pumping Eden's blood back into Motown
This special garden will succeed
and they say take what you need

All the blue flowers, grow in the cracks of the rocks
All the blue flowers, grow in your heart when you talk
Andy, you keep it alive

Hey all you sad looking people, I can see it again
Reclaim, oh you've bought back your city with your pain
and today is your day

Secret of the Sea

Written By: Michael Trew

I can see your window
i think you're still awake my dear
Turn it on, your orange tree
and every light inside of me
Turn it on, your orange sunrise

We can go to the ocean, we can go today my dear
We can leave our troubles in our room back here.

If you pass the weathered trees
There's a light above the trees
and the salt air gets inside of me

Every night we cook over an open fire
it tastes better to me
In the morning, we can walk along the sand
and all the waves they will whisper of
the secret of the sea

The coast is a ghost town, before 6am
Except for the diner beyond the lighthouse
the fisherman's friend

If you pass the weathered trees
There's a light above the trees
and the salt air gets inside of me

Every night we cook over an open fire
it tastes better to me
In the morning, we can walk along the sand
and all the waves they will whisper of
the secret of the sea

Discography

"Waitin in the Wings" -Summer 2017

- with Autumn Electric

"Star Being Earth Child" 5th Studio Album (2015)

"Fallen Angel" King Crimson cover from 1974's Red Album. found on Seattle Rising compilation June 2014

"Flowers For Ambrosia" 4th Studio Album (Jan 2014)

"Make Me a Tree" 3rd full studio album (Feb 2012)

"If You're Home" 10 song CD
12/10

"We Breathe the Same Air" EP/CD
12/09
KSUN, CA

"Very Soon the Light" 11 song CD
July 09/ Unicorn Music
KSUN, CA


Set List

Sets include solo material,  Autumn Electric songs, as well as rarities, covers and world music.