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Travis Meeks (born April 27, 1979 in Charlestown, Indiana), is an American musician, and is the lead singer and guitarist for Post-Grunge band Days of the New.

Travis began his career at a very young age, learning how to play guitar at the age of 9. He soon started playing at clubs, and it wasn’t long before he received a recording contract. In 1994 he started a heavy metal band, Dead Reckoning with fellow Indianan teenagers Matt Taul and Jesse Vest, which played heavy, Pantera-like music. In 1995, they soon changed their name to Days of the New, and the genre to post-grunge.

Travis Meeks - at the age of 17 - and fellow teenage band members Matt Taul, Todd Whitener and Jesse Vest were signed to a major record label. In 1997, they released their widely successful self-titled “Orange album”, which included the acoustically-driven and raw single, “Touch, Peel, and Stand.” An opening slot on tour with Metallica further exposed the band to fans around the country. Shortly afterward, Matt, Todd, and Jesse (the three of whom went on to form Tantric) were fired by Meeks over creative purposes, and Travis transformed Days of the New into a solo project with much accompaniment from other artists. After releasing two more Days of the New albums (1999, “Green” and 2001, “Red”), which were a testament to his talent and deep, emotional layers of musical experimentation, Travis Meeks slipped into addiction. He continued to tour both with a band and as a solo act, but no new material was recorded. Now sober, Meeks is likely to begin the recording process for a fourth Days of the New record, “Purple”, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2008.

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  • clintbeed6793

    Amazing artist. One of my all time favorite song writers. Too bad he has continued to struggle with addiction. I hope he makes it, things usually don't end well for musicians with drug problems.

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • metalhead61484

    he was on Intervention?

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ferhellen

    I saw him on Intervention, A&E channel.

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • twinself

    Everyone will eventually die (yes, even the greatest sound guys) and that's the way it should be but Travis has 2 girls that need him alive and working. There's more to life than fucking crystal. His daughters feel shame and pain unknown to us. But of course - easier said than done. We can only hope for a happy end for this family. My thoughts are with him in these days of trial.

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • irishtim

    Travis relapsed. My band was suppose to open on the second night of a 2 night show in Grants Pass Oregon. He showed up late and high as hell on meth and was a total asshole. He told the sound man (who is a great sound guy) that he sucks and that he hopes he fucking dies. Total shame. He is a super talented song-writer that just couldn't kick the drugs.

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • twinself

    For those souls lacking brooding acoustic sound a forgotten pearl - Less (San Francisco). I just updated their profile at http://www.lastfm.pl/music/less Enjoy!

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • krocronos

    a true artist. introverted, subdued, self-loathing, self abuse. life is short, brutal and depressing. the angst and honesty revealed in Meeks music is on level with the best of any artist. way talented, yet crushed under waters weight.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • nicolesox716

    I always wonder about him after seeing him on Intervention. I don't know if he's cleaned his act up or not, but it's really too bad. He was a talented musician, and probably still is. But he blew it at the wrong time and regardless of talent, I think he missed the boat. Days of the New was a great band, but unfortunately everyone moved on and the music industry isn't the same as it was when they were popular, so I'm thinking that he probably won't ever really "make it" again. Sad story. I hope he's doing alright.

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • BFMVDISTURBED92

    Travis is my HERO!!!!!

    31 Oct 2009 Reply
  • itschewbac

    hmmm...me thinks Yi_Sun_sin is a bit jealous much? I don't know why I didn't give Travis Meeks and Days of the New more attention...Damn he's talented!

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mentalshed

    If you like this check out http://www.last.fm/music/A+Pale+Ghost

    25 May 2009 Reply
  • BurtBondi

    It's even better seeing him play live.

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Sarkelia

    Genio

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ninomaster

    master

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • marshmellow_man

    I love this man.

    29 Oct 2008 Reply

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