The Travellers, is a Folk, reggae, pop band from Gozo established in 2013.
New, young and energetic band, mostly known from their debut single Sempliċità lauched from an Extended Play (EP) on Tuesday 12 February, 2016. They released their debut EP, including 5 original Maltese tracks, last April. The band got together in 2013, with one aim in mind, that of trying to create something different in the already wide diversified local music scene. Clayton (Bassist), Joseph (Trumpet), Chris (Main Vocals) and Andrew (Guitarist), were the original members who started playing together.
- Clayton Bonello (Bass Guitar)
- Joseph Xerri (Trumpet)
- Chris Gatt (vocals)
- Andrew Vella (Backing vocals & Guitars)
- Sylvano Mizzi (saxophone)
- Michael Camilleri (drums)
All the members of The Travellers hail from Gozo and are very frequent commuters, crossing the channel to and from Malta regularly, hence the name of the band seemed the most appropriate and was an obvious choice.
In the past year, the band has been working on a mix of contemporary music incorporating brass and Maltese lyrics. This had originally started more of a curiosity and the band started experimenting with how their melodious tunes would sound when combined with the Maltese language on contemporary rhythms. The aim behind this was to change the concept of Maltese diction in music on the islands. This does not mean that the band is restricting their music to Maltese, but are leaving all their options open and are excited to see what the future holds.