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Trevor Rabin

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Trevor Charles Rabin (b. January 13, 1954) is South African-born American musician best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer.

Rabin comes from a family of classical musicians in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his father was lead violinist for the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Educated at a public school in Johannesburg, he took formal piano training before discovering the guitar at age 12. His parents encouraged his talents toward rock music, although Rabin would maintain his interest in Classical music throughout his career. Rabin also briefly studied orchestration at the University of Johannesburg, and later arranged and conducted for many artists in South Africa.

Trevor Rabin’s early influences included Arnold Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Cliff Richard And The Shadows, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. He also dabbled with progressive and heavy rock with his first bands, The Conglomeration and Freedom’s Children. The latter group were older musicians whose songs questioned the South African government, especially its racial policy of apartheid. During this same period, Rabin became a highly sought after session guitarist and bassist, playing with many jazz bands in South Africa. When Rabin fulfilled his obligation to the South African Army at age 19, he served with the entertainment division.

In 1974 Trevor Rabin formed his first major recording group, Rabbitt along with Neil Cloud (drums), Ronnie Robot (bass guitar) and Duncan Faure (keyboards, guitar, vocals).

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  • MikeTheory

    https://www.facebook.com/filmscorecomposers join us

    5 Jan 4:30pm Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Armageddon OST, good one

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I believe you make music for the beauty of your soul, your realization of life, and the joy of making music." - Jon Anderson of Yes talks about the spiritual inspirations behind the likes of "And You And I," "Long Distance Runaround" and "Starship Troopers," which Anderson thinks of as his "search for truth and search for an understanding of what God truly is." Anderson also speaks of his return to the band in the 1980s, when Yes became unlikely MTV stars, all thanks to "Owner Of A Lonely Heart": http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/jon_anderson_of_yes/

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MAOraNza

    Jacaranda is an incredible album. No words.

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • VentnorChick

    Love Anerley Road! Reminds me of why I fell in love with his music in the first place!!

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mark-weaver

    I have uploaded a new chillout album called "Mountain Meditation". you will find 14 instrumental tracks for relaxing and enjoy. I would be glad if you will have a listen to my newest album: http://www.lastfm.de/music/Markus+Pitzer/Mountain+Meditation greetings from austria, markus

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    Trevor Rabin is going to score the new series of ABC: Zero Hour

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • juso250

    His best work is undoubtedly the score to Remember The Titans.....its magical.

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Muzzy_Olorea

    National Treasure soundtracks will always be two of my favourite scores <3 <3.

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • trancedanne

    Amazing soundtrack for "The Guardian"

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • eN4ez

    National Treasure Suite <3

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • conqbl

    Titans Spirit (Score) <3333

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Sander1991

    He did a good job with I Am Number Four.

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    I Am Number Four is a good sci-fi/action score, good action tracks, lot of orchestra, impressive emotional moments (like Armaggedon "guitars") Well done, Rabin

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    I listen few samples for "I Am Number Four" and i think is a good soundtrack, great action and good emotinal tracks, the Rabin's Piano is awesome, i love it!!

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • CloudyMemory

    God, what an incoherent, generic sounding mess I AM NUMBER FOUR is. Sonic wallpaper at its worst and my contender for the most boring score of 2011 so far. Rabin is losing it...

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    I Am Number Four's Score posponed to 24th May

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • MikeTheory

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice = great soundtrack

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    The One score is frenetic, i like the score, but is much better "Deep Blue Sea" or "Armageddon"

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MrZimmerFan

    I Am Number Four's score by Trevor Rabin released by Varese Sarabande at 05/17/11

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
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