Trevor Newnham

  • The Illegal Eagles



About Trevor Newnham

Trevor started playing bass at eight and was in the bar by quarter past nine!!

Born and raised in Hornchurch, Essex, Trev started playing drums while at secondary school because his best friend John had a drum kit and music room in his garden. John soon tired of Trev denting his heads so he suggested he learn bass guitar so they could form a band together. When his parents bought him a Marlin Sidewinder bass and a Laney Linebacker amp, Trev the bass player was born and the neighbours were annoyed!

Trevor Newnham – The Illegal Eagles


Trev has enjoyed a varied career as a bass player/vocalist, with performance and recording credits including Sir Cliff Richard, Mary Wilson’s Supremes, The Foundations, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds (with brother Matt Newnham on drums), The Kursaal Flyers, Katrina (without the waves), and Plan B. Trev has also played on West End and touring shows such as Mamma Mia, Grease, Dancing in The Streets, Never Forget, I Love You Because and The Carpenters Story with Phil Aldridge.

Just prior to joining The Illegal Eagles, Trev completed a large chunk of the ‘Timeless’ world tour with Dr Hook featuring Dennis Locorriere. Trev also runs his own jazz trio, ‘Easy Company’, and plays with ‘The Queens Of Country Show’, which features his wife Sarah as vocalist.

Trevor is an avid user of Fret-King Black Label Perception 5 string bass guitars, including a specially made fretless version.

Trevor Newnham