Trevor DAY (1978)

Trevor Day

1931 - Trevor Day was born on 3rd November, 1931 in a little farmhouse at Lorne, in the north coast timberlands of New South Wales, Australia.   Shortly afterwards, the family managed to secure a small property (3/4 hectare) at Foxes Creek near Kendall, and it was there that Trevor spent most of his first eighteen years, helping his father driving timber jinkers. Trevor was influenced by the music of Tex Morton.

1950’s - Trevor's musical career started in the mid fifties when he moved to Eastwood in Sydney, he bought his first guitar at age 20He became close friends with Les Partell and Pat Ware who helped encourage him into the country music scene. During this time he was very active, singing around the Sydney suburban hotels, making regular appearances on the old Harbour Showboat “Kalang”, and for eighteen months being heard regularly on 2SM's "On the Trail" programme.
Trevor toured with
Reg Lindsay, Chad Morgan, Rick and Thel Shows.

1953 – Diagnosed with TB he was told that it was so far advanced he had only a short time to live. A second opinion with another doctor revealed it was only double pneumonia. After he recovered he put a show on the road with Rex Dallas, Bill Kelly and Bruce Lear, but it was not successful.

Trevor then did a brief tour with Reg Lindsay and Judy Stone and met up with Chad Morgan. This led to a three year association with Chad.

1959 - His first recording session was for EMI in Sydney. The most memorable song of the four recorded during that session was "The Boy Soldier," which retained its popularity for several decades: so much so, that the song was re-recorded as the title track for Trevor's first Hadley album twenty years later.

His first album with EMI was not a success as the recording was of poor quality,

He then took a ten year spell from entertaining, firstly establishing a successful trucking business, then selling it and re-established himself in Brisbane.

Late 60’s early 70’s – Signed with the Hadley label and released four EP’s

1978 - Trevor was inducted into the "Hands of Fame". He was also awarded South Australian Living Legend Award for his contribution to country music. The only two other artists to gain this award have been Slim Newton and Les Partell.

After a conversation with Slim Dusty he again recorded an album on Hadley.

1979 – Toured with Rick and Thel for a couple of months.

1980 – Did a short tour of New Zealand.

1996 - Norm Scott Pioneer Award – Sydney.  Australasian Country Music Living Legend Award - Prime TV Kempsey C.M. Festival

2008 - Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards – Songwriter with “An Empty Plate” and Comedy Song with “The Homemade Chair”.

  An astute student of the nature of mankind, Trevor Day has become one of Australia's top songwriters, and has the unusual ability to succinctly capture the simple joys and sorrows of human existence.   His success in country music is probably due to his down-to-earth, easy-going way.   He is a stickler for the Aussies, and has rarely recorded an overseas song.   Trevor also prefers to sing with just his guitar backing, or a couple of mates along for company, rather than with a big band.