Travis Johnston began playing the drums at the tender age of 5. He has been studying and playing drums for the past 26 years and has attained a National Technical Certificate (N6 diploma level) in drumming at Campus of Performing Arts. His experience includes numerous performances with his drum ensemble “Drum Method” who were winners of the Yamaha National young talent competition in 2005. He is also an accomplished studio session drummer. He is currently playing every weekend at Christian Family Church International with two top gospel bands which includes well known professional musicians. He also plays in the rock band “The Plain Truth” which includes musicians from ONE80 and ARDE. They have recorded many live dvd’s that has won The Crown Gospel Award for Best DVD and a studio album that has won a SAMA for “best contemporary faith album”.
Travis has also toured the USA with “The Plain Truth” in October 2008 and June 2011 and again in November 2017 with Country Rock band “Jason Bradley”.
Travis currently performs as well as musically directs theatre shows with the company “Showtime Australia” whom is world renowned for their fantastic tribute shows such as “The Michael Jackson - History Show”, “Tina Turner - Simply The Best”, “Whitney Houston - The Greatest Love Of All”, “ABBA”, “Beatlemania” and many more. He has performed across the globe in countries such as England, Wales, Scotland, Australia, Namibia, Russia, Dubai, USA and Denmark.
A major highlight of his career was performing in Moscow with the 60 piece Russian Symphony Orchestra at the Kremlin Palace theatre in March 2018.
Recently he was asked to produce world renowned singer Belinda Davids’ 2019 Christmas album “I LOVE CHRISTMAS”. Not only did Travis produce the album, he also recorded drums, bass guitar, percussion and even backing vocals at his recording studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Having years of experience in the music industry, Travis has had the privilege to share the stage with many international musicians such as:
Belinda Davids (SA), Cesar Hurtado (Peru), Giles Tingey (Aus), Dave Sendef (USA), Kyle Thompson (Aus), John Fresk (USA), Hayden Baird (New Zealand), Brent McMullen (Tazmania), Richie Baker (Aus), Hannah Pocock (UK), Jenna Ball (UK), Matthew Mole (SA), Che Orton (New Zealand), Martin Smith (UK), Roberto Molinelli (Italy) to name a few.