From the streets of South-side Chicago; Tramel Gates, also known as “Tre Gator”; transforms the average way of interpreting music through art of variation. Tre Gator’s music is designed to embody listeners true inner Animal coupled with the transformation of an ordinary track.
Tre Gator was introduced to Brenda Hazel in 2006; widow wife of the late Eddie Hazel from the Grammy-winning band; Parliament Funkadelic. Later in 2006, Brenda introduced him to the 17th Floor; the former band behind big named acts such as TLC and Usher. Tre Gator joined the 17th Floor performing as a front man for next 3 years, performing over 200 shows nationally per year, along with NEW ANIMAL MEMBER, Melza J.. Melza J whom toured with the 17th Floor as a front man for 7yrs before leaving and reunited with Tre Gator in ANIMAL.
Working solely since 2010 with Grammy nominated Multi-Platinum Producer; Toxic of Toxic Productions; Tre Gator’s style; that he calls, “Ghetto Metal” has what led to the creation of his band, “ANIMAL”.
ANIMAL was founded by front man Tre Gator. With a target to break the mold of ordinary genres of music by blending the sounds of rap, funk, rock and alternative music, ANIMAL pushes the limit packed with relentless degrees of high energy performance outlets. 7 piece band consist of, LEAD VOCAL-TRE' "GATOR" GATES, LEAD FEMALE VOCAL-PHOENIX PHENOM, VOCAL & DJ/LIVE PROGRAMMING-MELZA J, GUITAR-ED "TODESCO" GERBER, BASSIST-JONATHAN "CAVE MAN" SANDERS, GUITAR-MIKE "BRADICUS" BRADICA, DRUMMER-JIMMY "BONES"... Their development of “RAGE RAP”, also known as "GHETTO METAL", will guide their mission of taking over the evolving music trends and blurring the lines between genres. ANIMAL’s inner-band motto is “Concur the World”.