There’s nothing like hearing an old favourite song to put a smile on your face and make you want to tap your toes. For Trevor Wren, playing music that makes people smile and feel good is one of his greatest joys.
At a Neighbourhood Central social lunch on Tuesday, Trevor entertained a packed audience in the function room at the Vandenberg Hotel. Singing a wide repertoire of old songs, and playing his piano, he filled the room with smiles and memories while the members enjoyed a delicious meal.
Trevor discovered he could pick out a tune at age 10 when he visited an aunt and uncle who had a piano. At 13, he had three lessons, but decided he’d rather play football.
He later taught himself to read music and play piano.
For the past 28 years, Trevor has vol- unteered his musical talents across Parkes and Forbes. He was also involved for a few years with the Parkes Music and Drama Society.
He loves the positive affect music can have on people. “I enjoy seeing the look on some of the older people’s faces when they hear a song they know,” he said.
Trevor plays regularly for Neighbourhood Central events.
By Rochelle Bright