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Dennis SIDDALL (1979)
(Trev and Dennis)

Trev Warner

1944 – Born on the 14th of April and raised in the Murray River town of Loxton.

Age 6 began his musical interest and obtained his first instrument- a ukulele.

Age 11- family moved to Adelaide. At Brighton High School he became part of a skiffle group with Doug Ashdown and Chris Smith. Did cabarets, radio and early television. After school they went there separate ways.

At 16 – Formed his first country band which lasted about 3 years.

At 19 – Discovered Bluegrass Music and began to study the banjo. With Rick Adams and Dennis Siddal they formed a trio and performed together for a number of years and regularly appeared on Reg Lindsay’s “Country and Western Hour” and Roger Cardwell’s “Country Style”.

1962 - Joined with Dennis Siddall and Rick Adams. About this time he bought and began to learn the pedal steel guitar- being the first in South Australia.

When Rick moved to EnglandTrev & Dennis” was formed.

Recorded first on EMS with “Good Old Number One” and “Take Me Back to the Country Kinda Life”.
 Their first album was titled “Country Our Way” which was followed by a single release on RCA “The Ballad of Slim Dusty” and “Mulga Bill”.

Recorded 5 albums together.

1979 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Fiddle in the Gorge”.

1979 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

1980 – Won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Banjo Championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

1984 - Trev and his son Kym attended Camp Bluegrass at South Plains College in Texas where they met and got to study and learn from Alan Munde, Joe Carr and Lynn Morris. Later in the camp they also got to perform with them.

1987 - South Australian Country Music Festival Awards- Inducted into the Hall of Fame.

1996 - Won the Banjo Championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival

1997 – Released the album “High Rollin’ Bluegrass” with his son Kym. This album won the SAMIA Award for Best Country Album. Won the Banjo Championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival

2000 - Together with Kym, he recorded a bluegrass album entitled High Rollin’ Bluegrass.

2003 – TIARA Award for Best Instrumental with “Chime Time”.

2004 –Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Peel Street Pickin’”.

 

Trev has been a major part of the great Australian Bluegrass scene, having worked and recorded with Karen Lynne, The Bluegrass Allstars featuring Rod and Jeff McCormak and Mick Albeck, The Davidson Brothers. More recently Trev performed on Paul Kelly’s Foggy Highway bluegrass album.

As well as winning two Golden Guitar Awards for Best Instrumental at the Tamworth Country Music Awards, Trev was also awarded three National Bluegrass Banjo Championship titles in 1980, 1996 and 1997.