BALCONYTV.COM 21/12/2006 PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN Travega began to form in January 2004. As a quartet the band won the Xlantic Records Battle of the bands in “Eamon Dorans” making the pages of the “Star” newspaper with their victory. A later gig at “Whelans” in Dublin marked the first of many sell-out gigs for the band and paved the way for their musical development. Travega’s recording debut came in the summer of 2005 as a 3 track EP produced by singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke and recorded by Robbie Sexton of “Blink”. Sixteen months later, with a number of sell-out performances in Dublin including Whelans, The Village and Crawdaddy, Travega, now a sextet, released their debut single, “The People”, in Ireland on 27th October 2006. The single entered the Irish charts at number 27 and remained there for a number of weeks. The promotion of the single was aided by live performances on Dublin’s 98FM, Spin 103.8FM, TG4, The City Channel, along with other regional radio stations around the counrty. Following the debut release Travega embarked on an extensive Irish tour to further promote the single. Currently the band is in pre-production for their debut album, which is being recorded and produced, in Canada, by the legendary Garth Richardson – whose work extends to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Nickelback and Rage Against The Machine amongst many others. TRAVEGA PLAY IN THE VILLAGE TOMORROW NIGHT

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