So glad you made it!

Hey, music-lover! Welcome to the, er, place chez Trey Roque.

Trey's a singer-songwriter operating out of Prague, Czech Republic. This ain't Nebraska, Toto, but we got kolache!

Lyrically? His songs are about men and women, friendships, dogs, and this whole-life-thing thing.

Musically? His songs are about 3 minutes long. Tops.

Sounds like? We think, "Bowie meets Beck on the back of the bus". Why not find out for yourself? 

And let us know what handle we can put on his music, as we're uberly-bad at doing so.

 

Trey's Way – The Blog

The Beauty of Charlie Watts 

Not that Charlie's losing any sleep about what we at Power's Towers think, but here's our 'appenyworth.

As we writ at length in a previous post – great drums need two elements. A simple 2-3 mic setup, a room, and a swinging drummer.

And, yes, that's two elements. Mebbe even one.

After all, no one breaks a delish beer into its component parts, does they? And there's only 4!!

Charlie Watts puts a fricken enorgic beat behind that dance-happy band, that's tight as a gnat's tw**, and needs no introduction. In fact…Read more

Rooms For Drums 

Recording musick is something of a dark art. That is, most of us are in the dark when we make it.

And, were Trey to be the dogmatic type*, one thing written in non-permeable stone would go thus:
  Just 3 fricken mics max and put the fricker into mono.
The apocrypha would add: And make sure there's a shiitake load of room in dem mics!!
So, for you lay people, what does that mean in plain Engrish? Here's the glossary:
  • Mics = microphones (not Michaels)
  • Mono = the way we heard recorded music before 1963…
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Mondegreen.... Monday Green? 

Yes, it's true, Jimi Hendrix sang, "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy".

Or so the intern here at Power's Tower's thought.*

And we already mentioned a rude word we thought Percy Plant snuck into Stairway to Heaven.

Well, to prove that everything has been almost, kinda, all already invented, we found that there's a word for this mishearing of lyrics or spoken poems. Is called a mondegreen.

It comes from this:

Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands, 

Oh, where hae ye been? 

They hae slain the Earl o' Moray, 

And Lady

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On the Benefits of Being a Baritone 

Trey was remarking, sitting back in his easy chair, that he no longer envies them high-hittin' roquers of yore, now they's in their pastures.

Why? Cos now they got to wheedle around their greatest hits, sans those high notes, power and simple hip-swingin' youthful sass.

Now, while the ladies may attest to Trey's hips still a-swingin', him finding the grain in his voice at an age when most roquestars are dusting their broom, is something of an asset. Plus, secretly, there's a metric tonne of great singers who…Read more

Happy Birthday – Ringo! 

See? No need to say which Ringo we mean.

There's a lot of claptrap about Ringo being 'the luckiest Beatle'*, much as there are eeijits who deride Meg White for her artful artlessly simple drumming (Jack's not the same without her).

Like a lot of people who know zip about music, writing songs, being in a band (and keeping it together), these claptrappers fail to notice – what it means to truly know music, writing a song, being in a band (and keeping it together).

Not that Ringo, surprisingly the eldest Beatle…Read more

Worst Songs In The World – A Suggestion 

After All Songs Considered's podcast on their worst songs in the world, we've jumped that wagon, if not the shark.

IMMEDIATELY! Yes, in all caps, came to our creeping collective consciousness not ONE but TWO gag-inducing, ear-steaming, cuts of excrement.

If you want Trey & Co. out the building asap, you can either say the word 'asap', or play even the first few bars – in any version – of these tunes. Even thinking about them makes his stomach curdle.* But these sacrifices we make to bring you best blog.


The…Read more

Brexit: You Put Your Left Let In, Your Right Leg Out... 

Here at Power's Towers, we avoid talking politics. After all, a conversation that doesn't leave you smiling isn't worth having.

But recent events have drug us kicking and screaming into the, er, debate/ debacle.

Our predictions are that the UK will see a rise in the Dozenal Society, no changes in VAT, and a bump in foreign language evening classes.

As for the music industry, and all business Roque, we leave the op-ed to the real pundits.

"Evidently, there’s little worse than shoehorning pop stars intoRead more

Reasons To Be Cheerful 

According to Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – in order to paint the perfect picture, make yourself perfect. Then paint a picture.*

In this spirit of this, we at Power's Towers are always looking for another 1% to keep our edges sharp, and our wits sharper.

To wit: the gratitude diary.



According to realnotbogusatallandactuallyfactuallycorrect science, peeps who keep a diary of gratitudes for every day (with 5 items per day) have a 25% higher happiness rating than the comparison group (i.e. mardy bums)…Read more

Guitar Solos – Macht Shau! #2 

As posted in Macht Shau! #1, we're true believers in giving youse guys a fab night out. At least, the musical element of it, anyway.

But then, eventually, comes the guitar solo. Trey admits, yes, he has a penchant for noodling, wigging out, or simply indulging in some hot licks. Sometimes, he even plays the guitar. Improvisation is a much lost art in the rock world (not the roque world, happily), and we're holding out for it.

Sadly, with tap-dancing, singing and keeping up the rhythm guitar, Trey doesn't get…Read more

Stairway to Litigation 

As of last week, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (or ought that be Jimmy Page's Led Zeppelin?) was in the dock to give testimony on copyright infringement on the opening chords to Stairway to Heaven.

Well, as we say in the biz, "Where there's a hit there's a writ". Even if said writ is a bit late in the writting.

Now, the only time the legal profession makes music more interesting is when it's Breaking the Law, or I Fought the Law & the Law Won.* But this case has a few intellectual nibbles related to the big issue…Read more

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Previous events

Trey Roque Plays – Stara Mydlarna, Melnik, Friday June 2

Stara Mydlarna, Náměstí Karla IV. 140, Mělník, 276 01

http://www.staramydlarna.cz

Klub Stará mydlárna nabízí všem zájemcům možnost pořádat koncerty, festivaly, divadelní vystoupení a výstavy. Je zde také možnost rezervace pro pořádání narozeninových oslav, soukromých večírků a podobných akcí.

Fab news for music lovers just outside of Prague, CZ. Trey'll be doing a show at Stara Mydlarna, Melnik, Friday night, 21:00, 3rd June.

Entrance is 100Kc. Plenty of parking in front of the club. Anything else your need to know – just email us.

As ever, bring your friends and spread the Trey Roque word. Word!

Trey Roque – Plays – J J Murphys

J J Murphy's, Trziste 4, Praha 1

It's a late one with Trey and the lovely people at J J Murphy's Irish pub.

Free entrance – bring a friend and good times!

Trey Roque – plays J J Murphy's

J J Murphy's, Trziste 4, Praha 1

Another fab chance to drink tasty Guinness while listening to the tasty music of Trey.

(Some people think Trey's tasty too.)

Trey Roque EP

by Trey Roque

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The uber-roquing EP of the year! With eagles that fight!

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  1. 1 You Don't Give Me Your Love (You Give Me Your Body) 02:31 Lyrics
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