Tired of being an unsatisfied fan at shows, The Trims founder (Gabe Maciel) set out to start his own band, a band that would “trim” out all of the unnecessary music he was hearing in the scene and, instead, focus solely on writing good and catchy songs to perform. This philosophy of “trimming out the unnecessary music” rang so true with Maciel, that he decided to name his new project The Trims.
Hailing from San Jose, Ca, The Trims have a loyal fanbase and buzz that can easily carry them beyond their locality and into a national spotlight. With a strong sound reminiscent of early U2, The Strokes, The Cure, The Killers and the Brit-Pop of the 90’s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division and The Doors, The Trims maintain a pop friendly sound and delivery which invites music lovers of all genres into the fold.
A totally independent band, The Trims have achieved some impressive milestones, including but not limited to:
These accomplishments exemplify just how far The Trims have come from their humble beginnings of being an independent band.
The traction The Trims have gained has not been accomplished solely through hard work, perseverance, and dedication, but also through creating their art with heart and total honesty. With songs of hope, love, and loss that bleed with music of romantic heartache and oversexed lyrics about all things scandalous, The Trims have never strayed from the initial reason for their inception. They write and perform their songs from the perspective of the unsatisfied person in the crowd, the person who is aching for something exciting and real. Once you blend all of these distinctly unique qualities with the sights and sounds of catchy hooks and dynamic high energy live shows, you then have the identity that accurately defines The Trims.