​A Birmingham rock legend is set to receive a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award

Trevor Burton The Move Thsh

A true Birmingham rock legend is set to receive a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the Birmingham Music Awards on Thursday 16th May.  Trevor Burton, co-founder of iconic Birmingham sixties band The Move will collect his award at The Mill on Lower Trinity Street in Digbeth in a room full to the brim with Birmingham’s music community.

The Move, the first Birmingham supergroup of the 1960s, were formed when a young David Bowie asked Trevor to rally Brum’s finest musicians and head to London to play.  Trevor had taught himself to play guitar as a boy, fast becoming one of the most accomplished musicians in the city, joining Danny King and the Mayfair Set aged just fifteen, then moving to London with Roy Wood, Bev Bevan, Carl Wayne and Ace Kefford.  The Move went on to achieve nine Top Ten hits including ‘Flowers in the Rain,’ the first single ever played on Radio One. When Trevor left in 1969 he formed another supergroup, ‘Balls,’ then toured with the Raymond Froggatt Band, international stars on the country and western scene and The Steve Gibbons Band, before touring the US supporting The Who.


I have had a fantastic career and a lifetime of rock and roll; I’ve enjoyed every single minute. To receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in my hometown is a real honour.

Trevor Burton

Trevor is an incredible blues guitar player. After The Move he pursued his love of blues and played alongside Jimi Hendrix and many other great stars. We are all delighted he has been given the highest of accolades from Birmingham Music Awards. No-one is more deserving.

Bev Bevan, drummer with The Move and ELO

What a legacy Trevor has forged. He has honoured the city by creating it’s first major supergroup in the 60s, his career has been the stuff of dreams and he just keeps on giving. He’s still a major influence on the rock and roll scene and an inspiration for musicians today. I have no doubt he will continue to be long into the future too.

Jo Jeffries, founder of the BMAs

The Birmingham Music Awards is an annual search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals. Entrants from across the region have been busy submitting their work in several different categories including Best Song, Best Album, Best Band, Best Live Venue, Rising Star, Best Radio Station and Best Promoter. 

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