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, Todd and Jesse 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 mu...