The Jimmy Travis Band Website Bio We began as group of American expatriates living in Berlin due to the fact that we discovered that there you can live from music alone. of Music. I, Jimmy, began my public musical career in the group "Eastfield Meadows" in Hollywood. I moved to London to work on an album for Warner Brothers. John Vaughan was U.S. Army brat who grew up in Germany. Francis Serafini is from Rhode Island and I found him in a Berlin club playing solo gigs. Trevor Cooper is from London and he agreed to put together a duo for club dates. Hansi is our drummer and the only German member of our group. I loved playing with these guys seeing how they were some of the best songwriters in Europe. Our life style included sleeping until 5 pm and getting coffee. Then we went to work writing songs we could play in the clubs that night. Berlin was heaven for musicians. We wrote songs and played in the clubs, usually three clubs a night. We did TV and radio. We toured western Europe out of Berlin. But in the end I guess you could say we did it for the music and the blondes.