The audacious artist known as ‘Trickster’ embarks on a gripping musical journey, capturing victories, failures, and raw resilience in his latest single, “Still Kicking”. Take it from us – this unique melody, echoing Trickster’s heart-rending journey from Austria to England, is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
A tale for the ages, Trickster’s odyssey begins in his youth prefaced by familial discord, as he ran away from home at ten hoping to consolidate his broken family. His tenacity, etched in the annals of musical history, is the essence that brings to life his notes of haunting memories and triumphs.
Navigating the tumultuous terrain of his troubled childhood, Trickster often sought refuge in the comforting embrace of music. Each note he played and every melody he conjured served as an anchor, tethering him to his dreams even when the odds seemed overwhelmingly stacked against him. The disappointment of being turned away from music school could have broken many, but not Trickster. He channeled that rejection into motivation, pushing himself harder.
During his formative years, he found himself in the dimly lit ambiance of strip clubs, where, as a young teenager, he played the piano with an intensity that belied his age. These experiences, though challenging, only deepened his bond with music. For Trickster, his passion for music wasn’t just a hobby; it was the lifeline that pulled him through life’s most trying moments, ensuring that the flickering flame of his dreams never went out, even during the most formidable storms.
While music remained his primary love, life had its fair share of challenges for Trickster. At 18, a financial misstep briefly brushed him against the law. However, instead of allowing this hiccup to stall his momentum, he used it as a springboard to venture further. Blessed with an aptitude for languages, Trickster can converse in 11 of them and has traveled extensively, marking his presence in 97 countries. Beyond his musical prowess, he exhibited a diverse skillset and sense of adventure, taking on roles as both a soldier and a pilot, showcasing a zest for life that resonated harmoniously with his musical passion.
Unsurprisingly, Trickster’s journey isn’t one of self-absorption. Generously donating nearly 50% of his income from high-stakes oil and gas transactions, he actively supported charities and fan-funded projects. He made waves not just with his music, but also with his unwavering commitment to lifting those less fortunate. One look at his Instagram is enough to see how much he values giving back to the community.
2017 marked a twist in the tale of Trickster’s already thrilling life saga with a hazardous car accident on the scorched lanes of South France. “Still Kicking” is his poignant reflection of this unexpected event that dealt him a devastating blow, culminating in the loss of all his physical assets, including his work evidence. Defying all odds and leaving observers astonished, he escaped the incident without a scratch and persevered against an unjust entanglement with the officials.
“Still Kicking” isn’t merely a composition—it’s a testament. Each note resonates with raw emotions, painting a vivid canvas of grit, determination, and the unwavering human will to persevere against all odds. This auditory marvel, meticulously crafted under the joint expertise of the illustrious Guy Chambers—known for his collaboration with Robbie Williams—Richard Flack, and the indomitable Trickster, stands as an emblem of musical prowess.
The track brings together a veritable ensemble of musical maestros. Drum beats from the legendary Ian Thomas, who has collaborated with musical icons like Mike Oldfield and Tom Jones, add rhythmic intensity, while the strings are harmoniously perfected by the virtuoso Dionne Douglas. Together, they amalgamate to produce a track that is as much an ode to resilience as it is a musical triumph.
Featuring mesmerizing lyrics, the haunting melody epitomizes Trickster’s tenacious grip on life, even amidst adversities. From his hotel lobby to the fiery ball of flames marking his accident, to a three-day bender, “Still Kicking” takes you on a wild ride that defies reason, underscores belief, and echoes survival.
Check out the music video for “Still Kicking” on Youtube.
Trickster isn’t done spinning his melody. Currently, he is hard at work on an exciting Christmas number, a rock song for October, and a festival Remix, curated by DJ Panda. He also plans to establish the UK’s largest talent factory for aspiring musicians who lack guidance.
Trickster’s colorful journey, reflected in his music, is an emblem of resilience, heartache, risk, and redemption. His captivating music, available on all major platforms via Trickster Recordings, is a testament to the power of determination and enterprise. Musically and otherwise, Trickster is, indeed, still kicking.