BAMBINO AKA Trever Off Key is best described as a creative Renaissance man, literally! He does it all…Disc Jockey, Radio Personality, Artiste, Music Producer, Radio Commercial Copywriter, MC, Host, Comedian, Actor!
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Bambino migrated to Tampa, Florida and launched his career in the early nineties, cutting his musical teeth on the wheels of steel at college parties and nightclubs…honing his skills more each day. Wanting to broaden his horizons, Bambino shifted to Miami where he gained enormous popularity in the South Florida Caribbean community, playing at clubs and parties for major promoters. Audiences began to experience Bambino’s honest love for music, and his appeal broadened along with his mastery at the turntables.
With this momentum, Bambino did a stint as a producer of a video music show, Da Boomshack, where he featured several artistes – Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw to name a few. Armed with the experience of music and video production, he formed Spine Records Inc., and produced songs for top reggae and soca artistes, touring internationally with the likes of Alison Hinds and with Kevin Lyttle for his debut album “Turn Me On”.
He then expanded his music enterprise with the Gambino Sound Family – a pool of DJ’s under his command – played on Florida radio stations and started doing Radio Ads.Using songs he had written as a teenager, Bambino began producing his own music, giving birth to his alter ego, Trever Off Key, a musically animated personality, who has parodied Beyonce’s popular hit, “To the Left”, with a testosterone-packed remix, “To the Right”. He responded to T Pain’s popular dance club hit “Buy you a Drink”, with a remix duet featuring Macka Diamond “Nah buy yuh a drink”. More recently, his song “Fake Jeans Admit it”, a parody of Russian and Vybz Kartel’s “Straight Jeans and Fitted” was so successful, it gave birth to a Music Video, and a T-Shirt Line.
In June 2009, he made another bold move: he returned to Jamaica and joined ZIP 103FM as a Disc Jockey / Radio personality. Taking the morning show to new heights with a combination of DJ skills, a gregarious personality, and his wicked humor, Bambino has become a household name, and is loved not only by Corporate Jamaica, but by listeners of all ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Bambino continues to be a multi-talented and enterprising creative genius. He has formed Bambino Media Box, writing scripts, producing music, commercials and jingles, and has his own sound system equipment for events.Bambino is managed by D’Empire Management and one of Digicel’s 2010-2011 Ambassadors. Needless to say… His journey is not over….it has only just begun.