WHO IS TREVOR MCSHANE?

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Trevor McShane is the stage name of brilliant Beverly Hills lawyer Neville Johnson, who has been seven-times listed as one of Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 Power Lawyers.

Back in 2000 with a very successful law practice as an entertainment, media and business attorney, I decided to perform as Trevor McShane because I didn’t want to compete with my practice, my clients or embarrass myself in any way. Particularly myself; I just wanted to play my music. I picked the name Trevor McShane in honor of my Irish roots and it stuck.

Now I’m old enough, experienced enough and wise enough to know that love and passion never need to hide. But I still like the name, and I’m still part Irish, so I hope you enjoy the music and join us for a show some time.

My life is driven by two passions, words and music.

I first picked up a guitar when I was a teenager and have never looked back. I’ve joyfully spent the last 30 years putting words to music and music to words. I’m an artist, a poet, a songwriter and a lover of life.

My mission is to make beautiful music and share it with as many people as possible. I want my lyrics to make you think, to make you wonder, to make you happy…or sad.

If I can somehow move you with my music, my job is done.

“I have loved music since I first heard rock ‘n’ roll on the radio as a little boy. It felt magical to be so moved by music. I still love the feeling, it never gets old. I am moved by music every single day. I loved rock and roll then and I love it still.”

Early in my career I was encouraged to play and record by the legendary Tequila Mockingbird, who used to book coffee houses in Los Angeles.

Over the years I have been fortunate to record with Bernie Worrell and Garry Shider, respectively the keyboardist and guitarist of Parliament-Funkaldelic, as well as great producers such as great Don Dixon (REM, The Smithereens and Marshall Crenshaw) and Ian McLagen (The Faces, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan).

Early in my career I was encouraged to play and record by the legendary Tequila Mockingbird, who used to book coffee houses in Los Angeles.

Over the years I have been fortunate to record with Bernie Worrell and Garry Shider, respectively the keyboardist and guitarist of Parliament-Funkaldelic, as well as great producers such as great Don Dixon (REM, The Smithereens and Marshall Crenshaw) and Ian McLagen (The Faces, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan).

My first album First Love, Last Love was released in the late Nineties and since then I have recorded more than 1,000 songs and released 14 albums. They are all available to download here.

Right now, I’m working on some new material, and would love to see you at one of my shows sometime soon.

Check in with my blog for all the latest Trevor McShane news and tour dates.

And remember, good music makes everything better.