A child of Belfast, Travi The Native burst onto the scene in the spring of 2020 with his debut single 'Heavy Love'. But don’t be fooled by his ‘New Kid On The Block’ persona. This alt-pop dreamer was making moves as a singer/songwriter long before his alter ego materialised - touring extensively across Europe and attending writing camps with the likes of Sam Fender and Artful Dodger.
Feet first and without permission, 2020 saw Travi The Native release three stand alone singles in anticipation of his critically acclaimed debut EP 'God Only Calls The House Phone' which came out in April 2021. Merging sounds reminiscent of Tom Petty and Talking Heads, with the likes of Maggie Rodgers and The 1975, Travi The Native’s style is as distinct as it is unpredictable. Indeed just last month, the Daily Mirror tipped him as '...the most underrated act on this island'.
Almost immediately, his arrival has turned heads at home where he continues to be championed by BBC Radio Ulster and Northern Ireland’s largest commercial stations, Cool FM and QRadio. In the Republic, he has been playlisted by RTE 2fm, not to mention Spin FM where he was April's 'One To Watch', Cork's Red FM where his track 'SEEM2U' was 'Pick Of The Week' and Eirewave Radio where he was crowned 'The Next Big Thing'. In print, Travi The Native’s “infectious fusion of indie, soul and 80’s pop” has already been picked up by the likes of Hot Press Magazine, The Irish Times, The Daily Mirror, Sunday Life & RTE News – to name but a few. His European audience continues to grow too – a testament, perhaps, to his music being used by the team at Love Island Germany on more than one occasion.
Over a year in the making, 'God Only CallsThe House Phone' sees Travi The Native claim his rightful place at the forefront of Ireland's alt-pop scene. It also sees him collaborate with some of the country's finest producers, session musicians and backing vocalists, all with a shared common goal - make a movement, not just a record. As he starts to take his act live this summer across the UK, a spot at Ireland Music Week would allow Travi to capitalise upon the momentum that he continues to gain in Ireland.