Stars pay tribute to Trevor Burton

Brummie guitar man to be honoured at fundraiser.

Some legendary names from the Birmingham music scene will be appearing at the Robin 2 in Bilston on Sunday 23rd June, paying tribute to one of the city’s greatest-ever musicians.

Guitarist Trevor Burton’s career goes back almost to the beginnings of pop music, in 1963, when he led his own group the Everglades. He first came to fame with the Move, then spent time as a member of Brummie proto-supergroup Balls, before becoming a highly-prized session musician with Island Records.

Returning to Birmingham, Trevor joined the Steve Gibbons Band and played with them during their most successful period. From then on Trevor fronted his own band, played with a later incarnation of the Move and last year released his first acoustic album, Long Play.

Sadly, serious illness has meant that Trevor has been forced to retire from the music business and now a host of star names will be putting on a fundraiser in his honour. Roy Wood, Raymond Froggatt, Andy Fairweather Low and the Climax Blues Band are just some of the names who will be at the Robin to honour a man who has been performing for over half a century.

Tickets £18.50 from the box office on 01902-401211 or here

A JustGiving page has also been opened to help fund adaptations need to Trevor’s home.