Happening upon his grandfather’s Gibson under his uncle’s bed, Trey Simon’s musical journey began. At age 12, he had started music lessons and began his first band as he fell entranced by how one could embody passion using sound. Performing in open mics and continually honing his songwriting abilities eventually grew into touring across the country and even opening for big names like Patti LaBelle, Andra Day, and Andy Grammer.
With influences from both old blues musicians and singer-songwriter genres, Trey’s style is a mix of dynamic vocals and impassioned honesty. Trey is vulnerable and transparent about his experiences, which allows him to connect to his listeners in personal and powerful ways. His steady voice digs into the ear while his lyricism reveals something precious and careful about who he loves and how he hurts, and what hope he clings to.
His newest singles The Impossible and When the Lights Turn On are available on all streaming platforms.
Nick Urb was born and raised just outside Detroit in Clawson, Michigan. Being stuck in a small town played a big role in him gravitating towards music as a way out. Nick occupied his time playing in bands around Michigan for over 8 years, finally going solo and finding his way up the East Coast and as far South as Austin, TX. Nick played churches, house shows and small theaters throughout his early 20’s, an experience he refers to as “reflective and therapeutic”.
Released in 2012, Nick’s first album We Are Able was a watershed moment for the songwriter and fit well with the timely emergence of mellow folk pop troubadours’ such as City and Colour, Noah Gundersen and Ed Sheeren. With little promotions other than a Daytrotter session, the album miraculously found its way to music lovers across the world, receiving over 7 million streams on Spotify, and Nick began to cultivate extraordinarily close relationships with his fans. “The first album had such a wonderful response” Urb reflects. “I can only hope to replicate that on some level”.
For his new batch of songs, Urb began tinkering with odd tuning and while exploring both the happiness and hardships of his young adult life. The title track of the new album, “Until the End of Days”, solidified his commitment to pursue music. “If you love something, that’s the way it is” he asserts. “Whether good or bad, right or wrong, your mind has been made up.”
He recorded Until the End of Days in Hamilton, Ontario at Catherine North Studios. After hearing the sounds the studio naturally produced, he knew this was exactly the creative space the album needed. The resulting recordings are flushed with nostalgia and bittersweet melodies which showcase Urb’s coeval vocals and delicate musical sensibilities. More than anything, the musician extends a comforting assurance to others by honestly documenting the experience of coming into his own. As Nick sees it, “my songs are all inspired by deeply personal experiences as I intend to keep those moments and memories alive”.
Singer/songwriter from Lake Orion, MI. Bringing a blend of country, rock, and soul to songs and performances through a new generation of music called Roots Rock.