Formed in 1995 by friends Manu Eveno and Guizmo, who had previously played together in other bands, Tryo got their name after Christophe Mali joined.
The group wrote reggae-inspired music for three guitars and voices (though Manu also played various reed instruments and Mali played accordion and keyboards), performing in festivals for a few years in order get their name out in their native France. Soon they met percussionist Danielito Bravo, and in 1998 their debut album, "Mamagubida", whose name was created by connecting the first syllable of each member's name (plus that of their manager, Sebastien "Bibou" Pujol), was issued. Two years later "Faut Qu'ils s'activent" came out, as well as a collaboration with circus troupe Les Arrosés a DVD format release "Reggae à coup d'cirque" in 2002. In 2003 "Grain de sable" was released, followed in 2005 by the live album "De bouches a oreilles", which was recorded at the famous Olympia Theatre in Paris. A famous DVD "Tryo fête ses 10 ans" released in 2006. In 2008, the band returned with a studio album in the shape of "Ce que l'on sème", which was then followed by another live album, "Sous les étoiles", in 2009. Sounding as vibrant and fun as ever, Tryo returned in 2012, with their fifth studio album, "Ladilafé". Then in 2014 a cover album: "Né quelque part". In 2016 the last album "Vent debout" released.