Travis

Formed 1991.

Scottish alternative rock band

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Travis catch up with Jo Whiley

Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop from Travis speak to Jo Whiley about Where You Stand.

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Biography

Travis are a British post-Britpop alternative rock band formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1990, comprising Fran Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, backing vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion).

The band has released 7 studio albums: Good Feeling (1997), The Man Who (1999), The Invisible Band (2001), 12 Memories (2003), The Boy With No Name (2007), Ode To J. Smith (2008) and Where You Stand (2013).

Travis have twice been awarded best band at the BRIT Awards, and are often credited for having paved the way for bands such as Coldplay and Keane (Coldplay's Chris Martin has called himself "a poor man's Fran Healy", while saying that Travis "invented" Coldplay "and lots of others"). The band named themselves after the Harry Dean Stanton character Travis Henderson from the film Paris, Texas.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Ode To J Smith

    Ode To J Smith 2008

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    Ode To J. Smith encapsulates Travis' 12 years of experience
  2. Review of The Boy With No Name

    The Boy With No Name 2007

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    ...There’s very little to find fault with.
  3. Review of Singles

    Singles 2004

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Unpretentious and generally unassuming...as kings of soft-rock, Travis rule!
  4. Review of 12 Memories

    12 Memories 2003

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    12 simple but irresistible songs about love, life and paperclips. 12 reasons to fall...
  5. Review of The Man Who

    The Man Who 1999

    Reviewed by David Sheppard
    A cavalcade of keening, copper-bottomed pop melodies.