Sunderland musician beats Ed Sheeran to top American chart

A Sunderland musician's latest album has gone down a storm with blues fans across the country, beating the likes of Ed Sheeran to top spot in the charts.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 12:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:40 am
Trevor Sewell and Paul Jones from Radio 2 with the Calling Nashville album.

Trevor Sewell’s new album, ‘Calling Nashville’, has picked up a serious amount of traction after featuring on Radio 2’s Paul Jones show.

The album even beat the likes of Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran to secure the number one position in America’s Roots Music Report Chart – a feat that delighted Trevor.

The artist sings and plays guitar alongside his band, made up of James Ward on bass, and Trevor Brewis on drums.

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Trevor said: “It’s always great hearing my music on the Paul Jones show and I get a really great reaction on social media every time Paul plays one of my tracks.

“I was introduced to Paul Jones by Paul “Goffy” Gough from BBC Tees, who has been incredibly helpful, and we all met up recently in Whitby and it was nice to be able to thank Paul in person for featuring my music.

“I was very fortunate to have the wonderful Janis Ian – who is best known for her worldwide Grammy winning hit ‘At 17’ – play piano and sing with me on the album.

“My latest single, ‘Fade to Grey’, is a duet between myself and Janis, which despite being over seven minutes long, has been picking up substantial radio play particularly in the United States.

“Tracy Nelson from Mother Earth also joins me for a duet and I was a huge fan of both her and Janis when I was starting out, so it’s really amazing for me to finally get to play with them both.”

Trevor and his band will be playing a one-off show at the Greenhouse in Tynemouth on Friday, December 1.

Tickets are £11 and available by visiting: