Trevor Veitch

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Trevor Veitch (born May 19, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian musician/record producer who has worked behind the scenes on many pop trends from the 1960s to the present. He is mostly known for his involvement in the popular 60s folk rock group, 3's a Crowd. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Evan, and son.[1]

1960s[edit]

In the 1960s, Veitch gained fame as a part of popular folk and rock group, 3's a Crowd. Veitch, who was musician Donna Warner's guitarist and accompanist, joined with Brent Titcomb to become the Bill Schwartz Quartet (a promotional name for only three musicians).[2] Later, the Bill Schwartz Quartet recruited more members, including Ken Koblun, David Wiffen, and Richard Patterson, and changed its name to 3's a Crowd.[3] 3's a Crowd is credited for helping expand the role of jazz and eastern music in the folk rock genre. The band broke up in 1968; Veitch's reasons were to pursue other projects.

1970s[edit]

Veitch befriended Tom Rush in the 1970s and contributed his talent to several of Rush's albums.

  • In Rush's self-titled album, released in 1970, Veitch played the guitar, mandolin, and mandocello.
  • In Wrong End of the Rainbow (1970), Veitch played both the acoustic and electric guitar, dulcimer, and contributed background vocals to the album. Veitch also shares songwriting credits on the tracks "Merrimack Country" and "Rotunda" with Tom Rush
  • In the album Merrimack County, Veitch once again contributed his skills on the guitar, mandolin, and background vocals. He again shares songwriting credits on the tracks "Kids These Days" and "Merrimack Country II" with Rush.

1980s[edit]

The 80s proved to be a productive decade for Veitch. The song "Gloria", written by Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, and Veitch, composed in 1980, shot singer Laura Branigan to fame.[4] The song was later featured in the 1983 movie Flashdance.[5] Veitch also co-produced for Basil's "Time After Time."

Veitch was a contractor for musician Donna Summer on some of her most famous songs, such as "Hot Stuff" and "On the Radio". Veitch also contributed his guitar skills to "On the Radio."

In 1981, Veitch and fellow producer Greg Mathieson produced singer Toni Basil's giant hit, "Mickey" and her LP, Word of Mouth.[6] He also produced Patty Brard's "Red Light" in 1986.[7]

In 1984, Veitch worked on the short-lived TV show "Dreams," which featured actor John Stamos, as a music producer.[8]

In 1987, Veitch took his talents overseas by working both production and music for the Japanese television series akireta DEKA. He produced 4 songs for the soundtrack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Rush FAQ". Retrieved September 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Brent Titcomb - Three's a Crowd". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Xtreme Musician: 3's a Crowd". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Still More Songs of the 80's - The Decade Series". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ "The Internet Movie Database - Flashdance (1983)". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Basil - Word of Mouth". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Patty Brard - Red Light". Retrieved October 1, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Dreams". Retrieved October 1, 2008.