Gaslight Revival
Gig Seeker Pro

Gaslight Revival


Band Rock Acoustic


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Drift press release"

Hey Now Records is proud to present Drift, the debut album from Boston-based Gaslight Revival, available in retail and on-line stores April 7th, 2009.
The initial framework for Drift was laid out over 10 years ago, but only came to fruition in 2007. David Mansfield and Trevor Jones, after many attempts to keep musicians around long enough to create meaningful music, finally decided in 2002 to go their separate ways, conducting their individual musical explorations on opposite coasts. Both eventually moved back to the Boston area, new experiences and ideas in hand, and decided to give the project that started so long ago its proper due.
Rehearsals started in October 2007 and by May 2008 twenty songs had been written and prepared for production. The stack was eventually whittled down to twelve and in June the first recording sessions for Drift took place.
Recorded over the summer months of 2008 and into the fall, Drift features 12 songs of love, heartbreak, personal discovery, personal conflict, and distant memories, topics that frequently find their way into popular music, but done in such a way that feels fresh and sincere.
Ryan Keeley, a Gaslight Revival fan, once described their music as “New England country blues”. They have also been described by fans as being “the band that is Ryan Adams, Nick Drake, Wilco, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones all mixed into one”. Yes, a very heavy list of artists to be compared to, but Drift truly does hit the mark.
This is the album that took ten years to make. The wait was well worth it.

For more information please visit or send an e-mail to
- Hey Now Records


Drift (2009)



In 1998, on the corner of Newbury Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay, a guitarist named David Mansfield and a drummer named Trevor Jones met for the first time on the third floor of the Tower Records building. After exchanging a handshake and a hello, they discovered they were both students at Berklee College of Music and immediately developed a rapport through a common passion for live music, songwriting, and most importantly, rock & roll.

Competitive eagerness to challenge and inspire each other with new artists and new sounds helped plant the seed that eventually got them into a room to jam and share musical ideas. They quickly realized a similar vision, but they also quickly realized they needed to add some pieces to bring the vision to life. A new band was in the making and a search for musicians that shared a common thread was launched.

They, however, hit a snag. Even with all the enthusiasm in the world, the search for like-minded musicians wasn’t easy even at a place like Berklee. They would hire a bass player and lose an organ player. They would bring in a singer and the rhythm guitarist would flake out. The revolving door of players turned for an entire year and before they knew it their arduous search for players was all in vein and their time at Berklee was over.

Their final punctuation came in May 2002 as attendees of a rock show at the Paradise Rock Club on Commonwealth Avenue. They shook hands again and went their separate ways.

Time would pass, contact few and far between. Trevor stayed in the Boston area and dabbled in the local rock scene for another year before ending up in Park Slope Brooklyn. David took his stack of guitars to California and played with bands all around Los Angeles while also doing professional studio work.

While in Brooklyn, Trevor found himself broke and living in a cramped apartment, but still felt inspired to play. Setting up his drums in his apartment wasn't an option and neither was coming up with the money to rent a practice space. Trevor then made a decision to focus on an apartment-friendly instrument: acoustic guitar. He ended up befriending a downstairs musician, learned some chords on his wife's old guitar, and songs naturally and organically started to come together.

David, now residing in Los Angeles, continued to hone his songwriting and playing skills. He found that his catalog of material started to grow at a rapid rate, almost too fast for the band he was in. So he tucked some songs to the side, keeping one pile for himself and another for the band. After three years of uphill battles with musicians and personal demons – an all too familiar story – David eventually grew tired of the Los Angeles scene and in 2005 found his way back to his roots in a town just south of Boston, songs and guitars in hand.

Thru the years the two would check in from time to time and discuss where they were musically, personally, and professionally. They found that their experiences had been very similar even though they both spent the better part of their mid twenty's living in two separate cities on different sides of the country. Eventually Trevor decided to follow suit and move back to his roots in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was only a matter of time before the paths of David and Trevor were to cross again.

In October 2007, for the first time in six years, David and Trevor came together to make music. With the failure of their first project on the front of their minds, they knew that they needed to approach things differently the second time around. This time they knew they had to handle all aspects of being a fully functional songwriting team and band, all the way from writing the songs to playing all the parts on the recordings of those very songs.

And that they did.

A new band was born.

This is now the project that has come to be known as Gaslight Revival.