Trouble Andrew
Trouble Andrew I am Trouble Andrew aka Trevor Andrew aka TRZA aka Private Joints aka Billy Lotion aka Trev Dirt aka Trev Hollywood. "Crunk rock" aka Douche Wave, Douche core he he, a sound that we created mixing the musical influences of my youth. I discovered most of my favorite music through the soundtracks to snowboard and sk8 videos. I have been a pro snowboarder for Burton Snowboards, Analog, Gravis, Pro Skates, and Oakley for the last 10 years. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. When I was 15, I dropped out and moved to the mountains. I now spend my time between British Columbia, Brooklyn, and road. Snowboarding and sk8ing is my life. My heros growing up were guys like Hosoi, Gonz, Tony Hawk, Frank Hill, Danny Way, The Bones Brigade, Chris Roach, Brushie, Terje, Craig Kelly, Palmer, Keven Young and Sean Johnson. If I never picked up a skateboard or a snowboard I really don't know what I would be doing. Music has inspired my riding as my riding has shaped my music. It's been a long time since I heard something new that takes me back to the way music once hit me. Trouble's gonna fill that gap! Gonna be Trouble in 09!!! In 2004, I tore my ACL and needed surgery. I was off the snow for nine months. Looking back, I'm so thankful for that knee injury because it led me to this part of my life. I moved to Philly to stay with my girlfriend Santi White and rehabilitate my knee. At the time, she was fronting a band "Stiffed". Stiffed got me stoked on punk rock again. When I was a kid I was listening to bands like, Bad Brains, DK, Black Flag, Husker Du, Descendents, Minor Threat, Agent Orange, Suicidal, Sub Society, SnFU, Mcrad. In 90's I listened to a lot of rap like Spice 1, Ice Cube, Ren, Master P, 2PAC, B.G, Lil Wayne, Snoop, Tripple 6 mafia, Gangsta Pat, Black Moon, Beastie Boys. Rap represented a lot of the things that punk rock once had for me. At the end of the day, Punk Rock, Hip Hop, SK8, Snowboard, and Surf cultures have a lot in common. We all made something amazing out of what little we had. But... My style aint free, it takes a fee to see me smiling. Ya dig! My sponsors/family at Burton and Oakley have been the greatest supporters of the Trouble movement. Many of the first Trouble shows were at their events surrounded by our community. While recovering in Philly, I would mess around on an SP1200 drum machine I bought(thinking i'd make hip hop beats), a guitar Santi got me for my b-day and some Keys that were laying around her house. I wrote on a few songs on her Stiffed record and it opened my eyes to creating music. Santi got me a 4 track recorder and encouraged me to do something with the songs I was writing. "Chase Money" was the first song I ever wrote, Uh Oh second, Young Boy came next and so on. I really never planned to release my music. I didn't even want my songs to be heard. Music was private for me. The thought of performing was a total nightmare. Santi snuck a few tracks to Shitaki Monkey, a NYC production team made up of John Hill, Pete Wade, and Calib. That winter they flew out to my house in Squamish, B.C, Canada to record. Squampton aka Squatamala aka Squamish is my winter home. It is located between Whistler and Vancouver. With Shitake I put down the vocals for the "Trouble Andrew" EP in my loft every night after snowboarding. I love recording there. We fill my whole house with equipment and have a ramp out back. The "TROUBLE ANDREW" record is now available on itunes and cdbaby.com.(since 05, the record has been remixed and remastered and will be dropping everywhere on Feb 10th Virgin/Trouble Records) I put together "my band" aka "Trouble Gang" in 2006. I spent a whole year putting together a crew that fit. The most important thing was finding the right people that share the same passions and influences. When traveling the world, its important to be with people you can kick it with. IAN Longwell aka Big City on drums, programs, and LSD, JOAO Salamao aka Mutante on guitar, MASSA aka Nijassa on bass. The Trouble gang also hails fellow Nova Scotian rapper JOFO. Sk8ahollic Jake The Snake. Jonny Rad on Production. BIG DOUCE on securtiy. And me, Trouble Andrew baby! On the mic, on the mountain and on my grind bud! I got to give major thanx to the O.G Trouble gang! It's a movement and it's growing every day. We've been on the road the past 2 years playing shows around the world and laying down the new LP in hotel rooms where ever we are. We're proud to rock stages with The GZA, Justice, RICK ROSS, STIFFED, SANTOGOLD, De La Soul, Mickey Avalon, Spank Rock, Steve Aoki, Controller Controller, Wyclef Jean, Group Home, KUDU, Silverstien, Dave Navaro, Dizzy Rascal, MCRAD, Lady Sovergn, blah bla blah.... Trouble Andrew and The Trouble Gang's coming to you're town soon! The new Trouble Andrew " Stop Me" full length record and mixtape coming soon! Trouble gear coming soon! New Burton 7 designed by Trouble Andrew coming soon! Trouble Andrew Oakley Frogskins in stores now! Trouble Andrew remixed and remastered LP on iTUNES and everywhere Feb 10th! FOR BOOKING IN EUROPE CONTACT: ROSS MORRISON @ PRIMARY TALENT +44 (0) 20 7400 4500 ross@primary.uk.com USA: nick@jnmedia.com