Fran Healy of the band Travis talks about the band’s massive success in the early 2000’s, and sustaining their career. Fran’s influences include The Beatles, the poetry of Seamus Heaney and the musical “Annie”.


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Fran Healy, songwriter, lead, singer, and guitarist for the band. Travis. The band’s first studio album, ‘Good Feeling’ released in 1997, recorded in the famous Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York garnered them early praise, and the follow up release ‘The Man Who’ and its single “Why Does It Always Ian On Me” saw the band find mainstream success. A number one album, a slew of awards, including best album and best band at the 2000 Brit Awards and headlining slots at major festivals like Glastonbury and T In The Park saw the band achieve rockstar status. The group’s next release ‘The Invisible Band’ also scored a UK number one and more awards and world tours. In the years since, the band have consistently released fine albums, taking a little more time in between releases. Their most recent being the 2020 album ’10 songs”. Fran also released a solo album in 2010 ‘Wreckorder’.

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