Trevor Knight was born in England and moved to Ireland in the late 1950s. He began his early musical education studying piano. During the 1970s while a student he formed the experimental jazz fusion band Naima, the first outlet for his own compositions. In the late 1970s he lived in the Netherlands and formed Auto da Fé, an avant-garde pop group with a strong theatrical performance element. The group recorded three albums and toured extensively during the 1980s.
In addition to his work in experimental jazz and pop, Trevor Knight has composed music for theatre productions, much of it existing as compositions in their own right. Commissions and performances include an electro-acoustic work commissioned by the Tinahely Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow.
Trevor Knight was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, in 2007.