Congolese born Tres:Or, was already showing signs of musical talent from as young as nine when he begun experimenting with sound and music from his family home in the Congo. Tres and his friends would regularly meet and rehearse as a musical dance group, often attracting a large local crowd.
At the age of 16 Tres fled the political violence in the D.R.Congo that caused unthinkable devastation to his family and came to England alone.
As an orphan he moved between hostels, sofas and the streets, a period of his life that has inspired much of his music. Despite this, Tres still attended a local Congolese church in Kentish Town, where he was able to return to singing and even learnt to play the guitar.
In 2009 Tres got his break when he performed a half finished song to Prince William during a visit to a Centrepoint hostel. Impressed by what he saw, Prince William invited Tres to perform for him again at Clarence House a few months later. Appearances on Trevor Nelson’s show, Sky News and This Morning subsequently followed.
After participating in an array of Roundhouse music programmes for 1125s, Tres:Or was signed to Roundhouse Records in June 2010 and has since supported The Black Keys and been nominated for Best Male UK based Afro/Caribbean Act of 2010 at the BEFFTA Awards.
For the past year Tres has been working with some of the worlds top writers who between them have written hits with and for: Adele, Florence and the Machine, Santigold, Rihanna, Mikky Ekko, Alex Clare, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini to name a few.
He is currently writing his debut album and will be guest vocalling on some exciting projects.
With his incredible vocals and unique sound that marry the raw infectiousness of African music with pop sensibility. He is set to brighten up the music world this year.