Mostly Credited As: Travis
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Scotland
The group Travis formed in Glasgow back in 1990 with singer/songwriter Francis Healy, guitarist Andy Dunlop, drummer Neil Primrose and bassist Dougie Payne. After finishing their studies in art school, they became more serious about Travis' potential. They moved to London in 1996 and their indipendently released debut EP "All I Wanna Do Is Rock" came out in the autumn of that year, capturing the spirit of British rock at the time. Their second single, 1997's "U16 Girls," was released by Independiente Records, the new label headed by former Go! Discs director Andy MacDonald. A few months later, their critically acclaimed full-length debut "Good Feeling" arrived. Debuting at the number 1 spot on the UK album chart, The Invisible Band was issued June 2001 just prior to stateside summer gigs with Dido. Two years later, the band issued 12 Memories, which was followed in late 2004 with the singles collection "Singles." Travis finally returned in spring 2007 with an album with all new material, "The Boy With No Name," whose arrival was announced by the release of the single "Closer."