Travis Shumate
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"I love the flexibility, reliability and power of my Traynor amps. Whether I need a strong overdrive, chiming clean, or thick reverb, my YCV80 and YCV40WR give me those tonal possibilities -- and so much more. I've used Traynor amps live and in studio for over a decade and can't see myself using anything else." -Travis Shumate (Guitar, vocals and keyboards - Colonies)

Colonies is a Seattle-based indie rock band that was formed in 2006. Their unique blend of driving guitars, atmospheric synthesizers, inventive melodies and creative textures has been recognized by a variety of music publications worldwide. They have released one EP (Sleep Patterns - 2006), and two full length albums (Thirty Thousand - 2009 and Forest Floor - 2015). Their most recent album, Forest Floor, balances dynamic pop melodies and layered guitars with rich production and horn arrangements to create a captivating sound.

In 2016, Colonies will continue to perform in support of Forest Floor and will begin writing and recording their follow-up album.