H.E.A.R. is proud to honor Travis Brant as our VIP of the Month. Travis
is a talented drummer and teacher. His volunteer help on the Lollapallooza
Tour at the H.E.A.R. booth or speaking out about hearing loss at his drum
clinics has made a big difference to our orgnaization and to the people
Travis meets. Recently, Travis produced and engineerd a Fundraising CD
entitled " Home for the Holliday, " with donations going to
H.E.A.R. and the Children's Wish Foundation International.
In his own words...
I have spent the past several years as a freelance writer, educator,
performer and studio musician. Currently I live in Lafayette, Indiana
where I have started a production company called Def Left Ear. The company
specializes in commercial audio production as well as the promotion of
I teamed up with H.E.A.R. four years ago because I sustained a hearing
loss from playing really loud clubs. At the time I wasn't even thinking
that I might ruin my hearing but I gave it a lot more thought when the
ringing in my ears never went away. I have been an avid supporter of HEAR
by passing out hearing protection and literature at venues such as Lolapollooza,
X-fest, drum clinics with Yamaha clinician John Wittmann, and any local
shows I play where I have the opportunity to speak briefly on hearing
loss. HEAR will always have my full support and enthusiasm as long as
My future plans include a tour (not sure on what scale yet), of high schools
and middle schools where I will be using my talent behind the drumset
to relay the dangers of hearing loss, a spring release of my new CD where
I'm playing all of the instruments, and support for a fall release CD
by The Magnatones (my current gig), bashing in a town near you!
If anyone would like to contact me, have me perform a hearing workshop,
or just wants to chat about life itself try this:
24 Hour : (317)389-6650
E-Mail : Tbrant(~ioc.com or DLE(~ioc.com
Address : 2122-A Fincastle Way
Lafayette, IN 47909
Travis and concert -goer at the Lollapalooza Tour.
More on Travis...