Trever Keith

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Trever Keith
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Background information
Born (1969-05-26) May 26, 1969 (age 45)
Genres Punk rock, mashup
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums
Years active 1987–present
Labels Dr. Strange, Fat Wreck Chords, Victory Music, A&M, Vagrant, Antagonist
Associated acts Face to Face, Viva Death, The Legion of Doom

Trever Keith (born May 26, 1969[1]) is an American musician, producer and record label owner from Victorville, CA. He is the founding member of the So-Cal punk group Face to Face and has been the singer and guitarist of the band since their inception in 1991. Keith is also the owner and founder of the independent record labels Lady Luck Records, Antagonist Records and Folsom Records.

Outside of his work with face to face, Keith was also a part of the remix and mash-up duo The Legion of Doom and alternative rock group Viva Death. Additionally, in February 2008 he released a solo album titled Melancholics Anonymous.


Biography[edit]

Pre-Face to Face[edit]

After graduating high school in 1987, Keith formed a metal band with friends Matt Riddle, Matthew Altmire, and Rick Altmire. The band was named Victoria Manor. The band played shows in the high desert and recorded a three song demo. After several years the band members parted ways and Keith and Riddle formed a new band called band called Zero Tolerance with drummer Rob Kurth and guitarist Mark Haake. Zero Tolerance drew heavily upon Keith's new wave influences but like Victoria Manor last just a short period of time.

Face to Face[edit]

After Zero Tolerance disbanded in early 1991, Keith formed Face to Face with bassist Matt Riddle and drummer Rob Kurth. Cited as a seminal California punk group, Face to Face has released nine full length albums in their nearly 25 year history. In 2004 Face to Face disbanded to allow the band members the opportunity to focus on other projects. During this time, the band released a CD/DVD compilation, Shoot the Moon, on Keith's label, Antagonist Records. The DVD features a career retrospective documentary 'Punk Rock Eats Its Own - A Film About Face to Face' along with the band's final performance from their 'Only Goodbye Tour' at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles, CA on September 19, 2004.

On January 29, 2008, Keith announced via Face to Face's official website that the band had reunited, for a number of shows in the US.[2] On April 5, 2008, the band performed together for the first time in four years at The Bamboozle Left festival in Orange County, CA. Since then the band has continued to perform numerous live shows since and has recorded two more records.

Outside Face to Face[edit]

In 1999 Keith produced the album Blindside by the band Peel fronted by former Ridel High singer Kevin Ridel. After face to face's initial break up in 2004, Keith retreated out of the limelight to focus on several music projects including, his debut solo record, his record label Antagonist Records, and also formed the remix / mash-up duo The Legion of Doom with creative partner Chad Blinman. Keith also contributed to the Once Percent Panic album as member of the band Viva Death along with face to face bassist Scott Shiflett. Also, Keith was a guest vocalist on "People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist" by Say Anything.

Solo career[edit]

In February 2008, Keith released his debut solo album Melancholics Anonymous on his own label Antagonist Records. The album was also released digitally via his official website, where it was available to purchase for the price of $5, and available to stream in full for free. The CD version was limited to 1000 hand-signed & numbered copies, available only on during his solo tour in 2008.

Production[edit]

Keith has recorded and produced several records, most notably for Vagrant Records bands No Motiv and Moneen. Keith has also produced records for Viva Death, Death On Wednesday, Jughead's Revenge and Seconds To Go.

Gear[edit]

Currently Keith plays Vox amps and Gretsch Guitars. In the past he used many guitars to include Gibson Les Paul's and Fender Telecasters.

Selected discography[edit]

Album Year Album Name Band Record Label Credits
1987 Demo Victoria Manor Self-released Vocals and Keyboards
1989 Demo Zero Tolerance Self-released Vocals and Guitar
1991 Demo Face to Face Self-released Vocals and Guitar
1992 Don't Turn Away Face to Face Fat Wreck Chords Vocals and Guitar
1994 Over It Face to Face Victory Records Vocals and Guitar
1995 Big Choice Face to Face A&M Records Vocals and Guitar
1996 Face to Face Face to Face A&M Records Vocals, Guitar, Producer
1997 Before You Were Punk Various Artists Vagrant Records Vocals and Guitar on Face to Face's cover of "In Between Days" by The Cure
1998 Live Face to Face VP Vocals and Guitar
1998 Just Joined Jughead's Revenge Nitro Records Producer
1999 Blindside Peel Beyond Music ( later self released ) Producer
1999 Standards & Practices Face to Face Vagrant Records Vocals and Guitar
1999 Ignorance is Bliss Face to Face Beyond Records Vocals, Guitar, Producer
1999 And the Sadness Prevails No Motiv Vagrant Records Producer
2000 Reactionary Face to Face Vagrant Records Vocals, Guitar, Producer
2000 Buying the Lie Death on Wednesday SideCho Records Producer
2001 Diagram for Healing No Motiv Vagrant Records Producer
2002 How to Ruin Everything Face to Face Vagrant Records Vocals, Guitar, Producer
2002 Split with Dropkick Murphys Face to Face/Dropkick Murphys Vagrant Records Vocals, Guitar, Producer
2003 Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now Moneen Vagrant Records Producer
2003 Viva Death Viva Death Vagrant Records Vocals, Guitar (Baritone), Producer
2005 Shoot the Moon: Essential Collection Face to Face Antagonist Records Vocals and Guitar
2006 One Percent Panic Viva Death Functional Equivalent Vocals, Guitar (Baritone), Producer
2008 Melancholics Anonymous Trever Keith Antagonist Records Written and Performed (Vocals and Instruments), Producer
2011 Laugh Now, Laugh Later Face to Face Antagonist Records Vocals, Guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trever Keith at Internet Movie Database. Accessed 13 October 2007.
  2. ^ We’re back!……….sort of. FaceToFace.com. Accessed 29 January 2008.

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