Trent star always loved music, went to so many shows and hanging out with musicians and bands from a young age. What really got the ball rolling for him was a band called Flotsam and Jetsam. He started being a type of groupie for them. The band opened up for Matallica at one time. His first band was called S.W.O.T. in Mesa, AZ, and he still records with some of those guys.
“And a friend mine called me TRENT STAR all the time. So TRENT STAR was born. I moved back to Denver, CO in 2010 and my first job at Charles Schwab in the mailroom, and my boss played the drums, and I met the best drummer I ever jammed with, Miguel Burgos. And we have been together ever since. And Brian Hunter played Bass and Lead Guitar on all of our CD’s. Brain owns the studio MouseTrap here in Denver, CO. And the rest is history.”
Lisa: Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
TRENT STAR: Like most people I loved music from an early age. My older brother Troy always had all kinds of records like Molly Hatchet, Ted Nuggent, and KISS. Yeah when I was 25 years old and going to all kinds of sick shows and hanging out with all these great bands. I never really wanted to be a musician. One day I picked up the guitar and the guitar only had the top string. And that’s how I learned.
Lisa: You say your friend gave you the name “TRENT STAR”. What’s the story behind it?
TRENT STAR: Yes, a volleyball buddy of mine used to call out Trent Star when he saw me.
Brian Lowney has passed, but he paid for my first 50 CD’s. So that’s how I named the
Lisa: What is your creative process like?
TRENT STAR: Write at all times, and always start on the Acoustic Guitar, and then go to electric. And then take it to the band. Like most bands I imagine.
Lisa: What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career?
TRENT STAR: Of course, the FANS. And I also love being in the studio, I think a lot of entertainers probably do.
Lisa: What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
TRENT STAR: I have been paying for everything, video’s, studio, and equipment. So that can definitely be difficult. Also keeping great musicians in the band is also very hard.
Lisa: Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
TRENT STAR: Love the guitarist from PRIMAS, Larry LaSonde. And KING BUZZO from the MELVINS. And Dinosaur Jr. is always great. I would love to work with some female artist. Like the singer of Tsunami Bomb, or any intense male artist that can scream.
Lisa: I like your song “Perfect Girl” it’s awesome. Where did you get inspiration to write it?
TRENT STAR: I always dream about dating the most beautiful women in the world. And I still have those dreams to this day.
Lisa: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
TRENT STAR: I still work at an office for a large oil and gas company. And its high pressure which I enjoy. And can play music just about all the time.
Lisa: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
TRENT STAR: Major, you can get your name out there a lot faster. But why buy when you can stream.
Lisa: What does your curiosity look like? How do you explore things?
TRENT STAR: Always looking for the most exciting moments that go on in the world. The most radical action I can find. Like the Riots have been very interesting. But I don’t like all the death and pain.
Lisa: At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
TRENT STAR: I would like to make the world a better place. And when people hear my music they put a smile on their face.
Lisa: What’s next for TRENT STAR?
TRENT STAR: Play a local show. I would like to hit the east coast Orlando, FL., Washington D.C., New York, NY, Chicago, IL and back home, and another show in Denver, CO.