Born in Paarl (Western Cape), Triveno was greatly influenced by gospel music as a young boy and started playing the guitar and writing music as a teenager.
He has been working in the music industry for the past seventeen years and did his first professional recording at Franschhoek Recording Studios in 2012 with Uys Visser and Helmut Meijer.
In 2014 his first album, Brighter Day was released, followed by numerous popular singles and a six track EP with his band, Southern Lights.
His latest album, Walking Tall delivered several chart-topping hits (Not Perfect, Foreign Land, Ignite and Lost In Berlin) that were playlisted on various major radio stations, including RSG, Radio Tygerberg, CCFM, Groot FM and more.
Over the years, Triveno has shared the stage with many great South African artists like Joshua Na die Reën, Jesse Clegg, Mel Botes, Hot Water, Emo Adams and Jonathan Rubain and performed at some of the country’s biggest music festivals.
He credits Steven Curtis Chapman, Eric Clapton, MW Smith and Coldplay as some of his biggest musical influences but admits that he is working hard on establishing his own sound in the local music scene.
According to the artist, his music is inspired by life, love, loss and faith. “Life is short and shouldn’t be taken for granted. My view on a lot of things changed after my wife passed away. Let’s live life in the moment and appreciate who and what we have, because it could all be gone in an instant.”
Triveno still has a lot of plans for the future, including releasing an Afrikaans album. But for now, he is enjoying being a dad and doing as much live performances as possible.