Trevor Knight is a versatile singer and songwriter based in NYC who specializes in soulful pop. His goal is to spread joy through passionate ballads and playful jams. His sound and writing are influenced by artists such as Sam Cooke, Zac Brown, Ed Sheeran, and Sam Smith.
Inspired by a shameless love of catchy hooks and slick harmonies, Trevor's sound is driven by grooving bass lines and layered vocals - harkening back to his days as a collegiate a cappella nerd. His smooth and wholesome voice blends the simplicity and nostalgia of Motown soul with glimmers of modern pop.
Originally hailing from the dirt roads of Minnesota, Trev’s musical adventure began at Dartmouth College, where he arranged songs for his a cappella group and was selected as the only male Finalist in “Dartmouth Idol” during his senior year.
While at Dartmouth, he walked onto the Heavyweight Rowing team, racing twice at the IRA National Championship Regatta. He is determined to remain a lifelong athlete and self-proclaimed fitness junkie, staying active in any way he can. He is a regrettably staunch supporter of all the mediocre Minnesota sports teams.
After graduating from college in 2017, where he studied Economics, Government, and Spanish, Trevor began work as a trader in NYC while recording cover songs and frequenting open mic nights in his spare time. He was featured in “Wall Street’s Got Talent” in 2018, performing a mashup he arranged of top songs from the last five decades.
Over time, he honed his writing of original music and began performing around the city. He has played at venues such as the Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Pianos, the New York Friars Club, among others.
Trevor's debut single, "Giving It Up," was released on all major streaming platforms on July 12, 2019. Through the process of crafting and recording the song for commercial use, he got a glimpse of what a life in music could be like – and he was hooked. Since then, he has been featured on thousands of playlists including Discover Weekly, tallying over 100,000 streams on Spotify. He has been featured in media outlets such as Medium, GigSoup, and Vocal.
Trevor is extremely grateful for all those that have helped him along the way; he attributes his drive and any success he may have to God, his supportive family and friends, and the passion he was born with. When not focusing on music, he can be found in the gym, walking in the park, or enjoying a hearty diet of Chipotle and Greek yogurt.
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