Trevino Isaacs

Managing Director and Principal

Trevino Farrel Isaacs, being born into a music-orientated family, was influenced by his grandfather to join a gospel band when he was a mere four year old boy from the Cape Flats in Cape Town. This later grew into a deeper desire and curiosity which led to a passion for learning all there is to know about music. Trevino is well-capable of playing the guitar, bass guitar, piano, accordion, banjo and drums with confidence. The church recognised his zeal and natural ability for playing musical instruments and encouraged him to start playing piano in church at the tender age of ten. Over the next few years, Trevino fervently researched all he could about pianos, watching and asking advice from older musicians, and by the age of fourteen was playing for various gospel groups in and around Cape Town.


At the age of fifteen, Trevino's musical journey expanded as he started performing at corporate events after being approached by a band called Backchat and later joined the Take Note Band in 2006. Thereafter TrevinoKeys Productions was born. Trevino has been well-trained by his older peers and industry-pioneers. He is a professional, experienced and mature artist and is always ready to take on a new challenge. In 2010 Trevino worked more independently and since has been the musical director for numerous established artists both locally and internationally. In 2013, Trevino was moved to open a music academy for less fortunate teenagers in the Western Cape with the aim to educate and empower those that do not have the means to pay for training at established institutions.

 

MUSICAL WORKING EXPERIENCE

 

Theatre work

  • Cruise Ships: Public Appearances:

  • Take Note Entertainment (2006‐April 2010)

  • Freelance Musician (2005‐Currently)

  • Brother Love Production (2011)

  • Baxter Theatre ‐Cape Town

 

Three Tons of Fun (2009)

  • NewSpace Theatre ‐Cape Town

 

MSC Melody & MSC Sinfonia Cruise

  • Namibia (Keyboards and Synthesizer) – January 2011

  • Mossel Bay - January 2013

 

Loading Zone

  • New Years Eve‐Kirstenbosch Gardens (Opening Act for Johnny Clegg)

 

KKNK (2010)

  • Emo Adams

  • Jackie Louw

  • Wicus v/d Merwe

  • Jack Parow

 

Little Casa Brazil‐ FanClub for Brazilians – Sea Point (2010 WORLD CUP)

  • Loading Zone and Lesley Kleinsmith

 

Lagoon Fees (2010)

  • Emo Adams

 

Switching on of Cape Town Lights with Emo Adams (During 2009 and 2010)

 

KKNK 2009 Lagoon Fees (2009) Hartfees (2009)

  • Richard Caesar, Mtika, Alistair Isobell, Loukmaan Adams (2006‐Currently), Karin Kortjie, 2005 South African Idol (2008‐ 2010) Jody Williams, 2008 South African Idol, Vicky Sampson (2009), Bobby van Jaarsveld (2008)

 

THE BLACK TIES SOUTH AFRICA

  • Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee, Lloyd Jansen (Musical Director) 2011-present

  • DIVO’S 2012 @ Grand Arena Cape Town

  • Loyiso Bala, Chad Saaiman, Loukmaan Adams, James Bhemgee, Alistair Izobell (2nd Keys and track)

 

SIZZLING SISTERS 2012

  • Judith Sephuma, Black Byrd, Lauricka La Rauch, Bianca Le Grange, Vicky Sampson, Karin Kortje (2nd Keys and Tracks)

 

Vashawn Mitchell - Grammy Nominated Gospel Recording Artist and Dove

  • Phil Fearon – 2015 Divo’s – (Music director AND Piano)

  • PJ Powers - 2013 MUSIC ALLA KAAP (2nd Keys and Synthesizer)

  • Percy Sledge - 2013 MUSIC ALLA KAAP (2nd Keys and Synthesizer)

  • INTERNATIONAL ACTSAward winning

  • Artist (Musical Director and Main Piano in Cape Town ) 2013 - 2015

 

INTERNATIONAL SOUL DIVAS 2013

  • Soul Divas were Robin S, Sybil and Cece Pennistan and took place in Cape Town at the Grand Arena(Synth keyboards and tracks)

 

RECORDINGS (DVD & ALBUMS)

 

SPIETKOP

  • Live Recording with Wicus van d Merwe at Barnyard Theatre(2010) Main Piano

 

TALL DARK AND AFRIKAANS

  • Live Recording with Emo Adams at The Boer (2008) Main Piano

 

BROTHER LOVE

  • Live Recording with Loukmaan and Emo Adams at the Baxter Theatre(2012) won Kaana Award for best new Musical

 

ELTON JANSEN – CREATED TO WORSHIP

  • Live Dvd recording (Music Director)

 

ECCLESIA KINGDOM COMMUNITY – KINGS AND PRIESTS

  • Live Dvd recording (Music Director and Co-producer)

 

ECCLESIA KINGDOM MUSIC

  • Amazing Love – album (producer of album)

 

KAT AND THE KINGS 2012-2013

  • International Double Olivier Award Winning Musical (Main Piano)

 

MEDIA24: KUIER MAGAZINE

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  • Kuier Pink Plesier for Women's Day Celebration, 2013 at the CTICC: Music Director

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  • Kueir Krismis Konsert, 2013 at the Paarl Amphitheatre: Music Director

  • Legends Excellence Awards 2013

 

JIMMY NEVIS (piano and synthesizer 2017 – present)

  • Concert in the De waal Park

  • Switching on of the City Lights

  • Jimmy Nevis Concert at Grand Arena, Grand West

  • Cape Argus Cycle tour, 2018

  • Bazique Festival, 2018

  • Kday Festival, 2018

  • WOW Festival, 2018

 

JUDITH SEPHUMA

  • Clan William Festival, 2017 (Synth)

  • Mossel Bay Jazz Festival, 2018 (Main keys and synth)

 

EDUCATION

  • Electronic Music Production (2010)

    • Cape Audio College (Working with MIDI, Working with Audio, Samplers and Drum Machines, Synthesizers and MIDI Effects, Audio Effects, Song structuring and sequencing, External hardware/routing/rewiring. Vocal and Instrument recording, Production using Ableton Live)

  • Diploma Financial Management (2016 - Present)

  • Advanced Certificate in Music - Stellenbosch University (completed 2017)

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Stellenbosch University

  • Business School – (completed 2017)

 

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL TOURS

  • Toya Delazy - Rocking the City - South African Tour (2016)

  • Namibia, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, Tanzania, Botswana, Lusaka

  • Die Burger Weskus Toer with Emo Adams and Bobby van Jaarsveld (2008 -Tour to Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria,George)