Travis Bracht

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Travis Bracht
Birth name Travis John Bracht
Also known as T-LUX
Born (1972-03-18) March 18, 1972 (age 45)
Origin Seattle, Washington, US
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, bass
Labels Capitol Records
Timestyle Music
Associated acts Peace and Silence, Second Coming, Soulbender, Post Modern Heroes

Travis Bracht is a Seattle-based singer and guitarist best known for his work with the post-grunge band Second Coming.[1] He has also been a member of the bands Peace and Silence[2] and Soulbender.[3] Bracht has also fronted the band Post Modern Heroes alongside almost every other member of his first band Peace and Silence.[4]

Biography[edit]

In 1990, Bracht formed the band Peace and Silence along with guitarists Rich Henry and Tim Lynch, bassist Chuck Miller, and drummer Fred Kitchens.[2] This group released an album called Fathom That in 1993[5] before breaking up a few years later. However, they have since reunited for a couple shows in the 2000s and put up a website featuring their entire catalog, including several unreleased songs as well as Fathom That.

After the break-up of Peace and Silence, Bracht joined bassist Johnny Bacolas and drummer James Bergstrom in the band Second Coming along with former Sweet Water guitarist Dudley Taft. Before they were in Second Coming, Bacolas and Bergstrom had also formed the rhythm section of Alice N' Chains, a precursor to Alice in Chains that also featured Layne Staley on vocals. Staley had made a guest appearance on L.O.V.Evil, the first album put out by Second Coming before Bracht joined them. When Staley died in 2002, Second Coming performed at the very first annual Layne Staley Tribute and Benefit Concert held later that year.[6]

In 1998, Capitol Records put out the eponymous Second Coming, the first album featuring the Bracht-led lineup, which brought the band considerable attention.[1] This album produced two singles titled "Soft" and "Vintage Eyes", the latter of which had a music video. Another track titled "Unknown Rider" was included on the soundtrack for the blockbuster film The Sixth Sense.

After dealing with a rather acrimonious split from both Capitol Records and Dudley Taft in the early 2000s,[1] Second Coming regrouped with new guitarist Eric Snyder and began recording their next album 13, which was released through Timestyle music in 2003 along with a companion EP titled Acoustic.

In 2007, Bracht reunited with his former Peace and Silence bandmate Chuck Miller in Soulbender, filling in for his friend Nick Pollock on vocals. Pollock had also played alongside Bacolas, Bergstrom, and Staley in Alice N' Chains; he was their guitar player. The Pollock-led lineup of Soulbender had also played at the very first Layne Staley Tribute held in 2002.[7] The Bracht-led lineup followed suit by performing at the sixth tribute held in 2007 with Bracht sharing vocal duties with Chris Daughtry as they performed the song "Sunshine" by Alice in Chains.[8][9] Later that year, Soulbender released the song "Loaded", their only released material thus far with Bracht on vocals, on the compilation album Unleashed 3 alongside several other heavy metal artists.

In May 2009, Bracht formed a new band called Post Modern Heroes along with every other member of his previous band Peace and Silence, except for Chuck Miller. They have a different bass player who is identified only as Robot, who previously played in the band Omnivoid along with Bracht's former Second Coming bandmate Dudley Taft. In 2010, PMH independently released their eponymous debut album, Post Modern Heroes. This band underwent a series of lineup changes before breaking up in 2012.

Discography[edit]

Peace and Silence discography
Year Title Label
1993 Fathom That Primal
Second Coming Discography
Year Title Label
1998 Second Coming Capitol
2002 Acoustic (extended play) Timestyle
2003 13
Post Modern Heroes discography
Year Title Label
2010 Post Modern Heroes Self-released
Other appearances
Year Title Band Track(s)
1994 Seattle Music Scene Volume 2 Peace and Silence "Get a Rope"
1999 Rock Sound Volume 28 Second Coming "Soft"
2007 Unleashed 3 Soulbender "Loaded"

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