As a teenager, Tramper, along with childhood friends, Steve, Chris and Nate Moore, formed 'The Groove', a teenage rock band that performed at clubs, pubs, parties and other venues all over Southern California. The three brothers were sons to legendary songwriter and recording artist, Daniel Moore, an old friend of Tramper's Father from Joe Cockerís Mad Dogs and Englishmen days. The Groove brandished a lot of original material at their shows, but had a set that consisted heavily of Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin covers.
Tramper worked in many commercial and home studios in L.A., assisting and engineering whenever he could. Throughout this time, Tramper also played keys and sang with various bands and musicians throughout the Los Angeles area.
Tramper's childhood friends, Will Johns and Jesse Wood, called upon Tramper to join the band that they were forming, GLYDA. After much thought, Tramper accepted his place in the band and returned to his hometown of London, England. GLYDA accumulated a catalog of over 40 recorded songs, appeared on International TV and Radio and toured Germany, France, Ireland, Switzerland, The USA and England. After four years of moderate success, GLYDA and their management mutually parted company.
Tramper toured with The Ronnie Wood Band on keyboards and vocals. The band featured not only Ronnie Wood, but also legendary axeman, Slash (GNR), Andrea Corr(The Corrs), renowned Irish violinist, Frankie Gavin and Tramper's old GLYDA bandmate, Jesse Wood. The band played to ecstatic audiences in Venues throughout Ireland and England.
Tramper hit the road, playing keys with Britain's legendary and longtime SKA band, BAD MANNERS. Throughout the tour Tramper travelled all over England's Southern Coastal region and spent a great deal of time in England's northern cities playing to a constant sell out of packed venues.