Raised in Michigan and Indiana by way of Mississippi, Tarvis Hughes was exposed to all different types of cultures and backgrounds in which allowed him to have a very broad spectrum and canvas for his work. Tarvis was born with the gift of dance and entertainment where his passion for music and performing began at an early age in life, Tarvis would begin his Journey into his dream.
In 1999 through 2003, Tarvis was one of four members in an R&B/Pop/Hip Hop group that emerged from the depths of West Michigan into stardom. P.U.M.P. later known to the world as 616, walked the path of well-known platinum selling Urban, Pop, and Hip Hop super groups and bands, going on to release 3 full length albums and 5 singles selling over 50,000 units independently until the groups separation to pursue solo careers.
Tarvis was lead choreographer for 616’s dynamic live performances that included US Tours with artists such as; Janet Jackson, Usher, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Dru Hill, Mandy Moore, and many others. Tarvis has shared his talents and inspirations through dance and music with the youth for many church youth groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, and countless dance studios across the US as an instructor and teacher.
Following the groups separation to pursue solo careers, Tarvis began a short career acting where he appeared in print ads and extras in several movies. Tarvis then started his mobile DJ and Sound business TNT DJ & Sound Productions in the year 2005. Since then, Tarvis has gone on to Dj corporate events, private events, wedding, graduations, Special Olympics, Kurt Warner Autism Awareness Gala, and many other major events. Tarvis still continues to display his talents through music across the greater Arizona, California, and Las Vegas.