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Healy Feared Losing Songwriting Skills

14th May 2007

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY feared the therapy sessions that helped him battle depression would make him lose his songwriting talent. The singer used hypnotherapy to combat the illness, but feared he would no longer be...

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Healy: 'Gallagher Is Gonna Kick Okereke's Butt'

7th May 2007

Travis frontman FRAN HEALY has sent a warning to Bloc Party singer KELE OKEREKE - his rocker pal LIAM GALLAGHER wants to "kick his arse". Okereke and the Oasis frontman have been embarking on a...

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Martin: 'Travis Invented Coldplay'

20th January 2007

CHRIS MARTIN has praised Scottish rockers TRAVIS for having such a big influence on young musicians, crediting the Scottish band for the creation of Martin's own group, COLDPLAY. Appearing as a guest presenter on the...

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Healy Writing Baby Album

8th August 2006

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is planning to record an album of songs inspired by his five-month-old baby son. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? hitmaker still refuses to reveal the name of his...

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Travis Leaves Blair A Special Note

13th July 2006

Scottish rockers TRAVIS took time out of making music to place a giant Post-It Note on British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR's front door reminding him of his work in Africa. The band taped a message...

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Healy's Burnt Toast Concert Trauma

26th June 2006

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY nearly brought the world's biggest rock concert to an end after burning his toast backstage. The Scottish DRIFTWOOD singer fused the lights at last year's (JUL05) Live 8 gig in Edinburgh,...

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Healy Becomes A Father

16th March 2006

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is celebrating after becoming a father for the first time, after his fiancee NORA KRYST gave birth to a baby boy on Friday (10MAR06). The Scottish DRIFTWOOD singer, who announced Kryst's...

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Travis Guitarist Becomes Father

16th December 2005

TRAVIS guitarist ANDY DUNLOP is delighted at becoming a father for the first time. Dunlop's wife JO gave birth to a baby boy on 1 December (05), and the Scottish rocker is smitten with...

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Travis Star To Be A Dad

1st November 2005

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is set to become a father for the first time next year (06). The Scots WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? hitmaker, 31, and his fiancee NORA KRYST, 39,...

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Travis Singer Struck By Sudan's Beauty

23rd August 2005

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY was shocked by Sudan's breath-taking scenery, because it contradicts the Western world's image of the troubled African country. The TURN singer was expecting to see death and destruction in the...

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Travis Singer's Brush With Death In Africa

22nd August 2005

Scottish rockers TRAVIS's frontman FRAN HEALY narrowly avoided death twice while carrying out charity work in war-torn Sudan. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? singer and his fiancee NORA KRYST almost...

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Healy Praises Impact Charity Projects Have On African Poor

27th June 2005

TRAVIS singer FRAN HEALY is amazed at the impact cash raised by last year's (04) charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has had on poverty-stricken Africa - and calls on people all over the...

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Travis Singer Praises Other Scot Acts At Tsunami Concert

21st February 2005

TRAVIS singer FRAN HEALY has praised rockers FRANZ FERDINAND for their performance at Scotland's Indian Ocean tsunami benefit concert at the weekend (19FEB05). The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN frontman was amazed by the...

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Stars Come Together For Debt Appeal

4th January 2005

Stars including BONO, SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and SCARLETT JOHANSSON have united to promote a year-long charity campaign aimed at wiping out world debt. The Make Poverty History drive calls on political leaders across the...

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Travis Singer Enters Influential Guide

3rd January 2005

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has won a place in a top British reference book honouring people who have had a major impact on society. The SING star is one of the 700 new...

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Healy Enlightened By Sudanese Trip

22nd December 2004

Scots rocker FRAN HEALY found his trip to Sudan enlightening - it made him realise how kids in the UK have it easy. The TRAVIS frontman recently travelled to the impoverished and war-torn African...

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Healy: 'I'm Lucky To Be Alive'

20th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY considers himself lucky to be alive after a convoy he was meant to join was ambushed by militants in Sudan last week (ends17DEC04). The singer and his fiancee NORA had...

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Healy Blasts Britain After Sudan Visit

16th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has slammed "greedy" Britons, after witnessing the poverty and disease in the Darfur region of Sudan. The DRIFTWOOD star sang on BAND AID 20's version of 1984 charity hit DO...

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Travis Star Horrified By Sudan Conditions

16th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is horrified by the "unbelievable" conditions people are living in in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The Scots TURN singer is currently spending a week in the troubled African country after...

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Travis Singer Sees Benefit Of Band Aid 20

12th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY flew out to one of Africa's poorest countries yesterday (11DEC04) to see how the money raised from the BAND AID 20 single will be spent. The 31-year-old TURN hitmaker, who...

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Martin: 'Band Aid Single Was Bad Idea'

22nd November 2004

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN thinks the new version of charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? is a "tremendously bad idea" and only agreed to sing on the track after watching a report on refugees...

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Bono Fights Off Line Competition

11th November 2004

U2 frontman BONO has been forced to get tough with his all-star BAND AID III colleagues, because they're all battling to steal his famous line in the song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?. The...

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Mccartney Refuses Small Band Aid Role

5th November 2004

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has slammed claims he refused to play a prominent role in the forthcoming 20th anniversary BAND AID single. The 62-year-old rocker insists he won't allow younger musicians like CHRIS...

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Healy Overwhelmed By Rage Against The Machine

4th November 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY almost turned his back on a career in music, after being left awestruck by a RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE gig in his native Scotland, Healy was just an aspiring musician...

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Moss Wants Band Aid Role

4th November 2004

Supermodel KATE MOSS is desperate to show off her singing talents on the forthcoming BAND AID III single. The British beauty has offered to sing backing vocals on the charity track and has asked...

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Mccartney Joins Band Aid Iii

3rd November 2004

LATEST: Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is the latest music great to sign up to the fundraising all-star BAND AID III single. The former BEATLE will play drums for the re-recording of classic 1984...

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Coldplay And The Darkness Form Band Aid Iii

20th October 2004

British rockers COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS and TRAVIS are joining forces to re-record BAND AID hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? in a new drive to alleviate Africa's famine crisis. The song - written by...

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Travis Bring Busking To London

19th October 2004

LATEST: Scottish rockers TRAVIS stunned passers-by on the streets of London on Thursday (14OCT04) by launching into an impromptu gig to raise cash for the capital's homeless. The SING band - who have been...

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Travis Star Threatened By Drug Addict

7th October 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY was threatened by a heroin addict during an impromptu street performance. The Scottish rockers were busking in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday (05OCT04) when an addict brandishing a syringe approached the...

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Travis Busted For Busking

5th October 2004

Scottish band TRAVIS upset transport police on Monday (04OCT04) when they were caught illegally busking in a Newcastle train station. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? foursome entertained a crowd of 250...

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