"Pat Travers" (born April 12, 1954), a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a Hendrix-influenced guitarist who began putting out albums on Polydor Records in the mid 1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain and Tommy Aldridge are among the people who have worked with Travers.
Travers, was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Soon after picking up the guitar at age 12, he saw Hendrix perform in Ottawa. Inspired by Hendrix, as well as other artists including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, Travers began playing in bands early in his teens. His first bands were The Music Machine Red Hot and Merge, which played in Quebec-area clubs.
While performing with Merge, he was noticed by rock artist Ronnie Hawkins, who invited Travers to perform with him.Travers moved to London and landed a deal with the Polydor label in his early 20s. His self-titled debut album was released in 1976. Travers gained a strong following in his native country with his accessibility during his concerts. He often mingled with fans, sometimes inviting them to join him on stage.