HEY

9 June 2010

God I am so sorry for being away. I have been doing family stuff this past few months. The next year will be busy so this time is precious.

Just been on an amazing holiday and now in New York. It’s so loud!! We went out today to toysarus in Times Square and rode on the big wheel there. Clay was literally a kid in a toyshop.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. I can’t wait to do this Keane tour. Should be very relaxed. So nice to be an opener again.

The Beach House record is one that everyone should buy so do it here.

Beach House - Teen Dream

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35 Responses to “HEY”

  1. Nikki says:

    Thanks for the Beach House recommendation! I love the album!

  2. julietravisaddict says:

    Hello Fran! It’s good to read you again, so happy, you seem very excited by this tour, I hope you’ll enjoy it, and actualyl Beach House is lovely. Have you listened to the new Angus & Julia Stone album? I love it too πŸ™‚

  3. Hugo says:

    what does “the next year will be busy mean”? that you are going to release your album and do a solo tour until 2011???? Travis at the recording studio?

  4. NanaYJ says:

    I hope you have a great time with your family!
    I can’t go this Keane tour whit you…sad……
    But I am sure it will be GREAT!!!
    The beach house is cool! Thank you for your recommendation! πŸ™‚

  5. Ranajeet says:

    Good to see you back!!! Increase the frequency though. Try to atleast. Good to see you relaxed. Think about India too.. you might just hit a jackpot here… I mean record sales wise and fanbase wise. You gonna sing their songs or what?? Everybody’s changing sure would suit you better than Chaplin. And re release Colder. It’ll hit no.1… I hope. See you here soon.

  6. Ida says:

    Good to see you back – have a nice summer and good luck with all the concerts!

  7. nixelpixel says:

    yay i thought you’d forgotten about us πŸ™‚ so very happy for you, holidays are great! (hahaha no way really?)

    will you come to Russia this year? next year? please?

  8. sammy says:

    Nice to hear from you Fran! Did Clay get a new toy in toysarus? My daughter always bypassed the dolls and went straight for the Hot Wheels section, she built up a cool collection of cars when she was a wee girl. She’s 12 now and has kept her best ones in a box under her bed! I’m glad you see your family time as a precious time, because the children don’t stay little for long. Good for you. xx
    Fran said “He got a cool Playmobil van and trailer and boat with mum, dad a two kids. A kind of holiday set. Nice.”

  9. Sarah- says:

    i can’t believe you were in new york while germany won the eurovision song contest – you missed the big party, fran! hahaha πŸ˜‰ anyway, i hope you have a great summer =) and thanks for the beach house recommendation, i listened to their album yesterday and really liked it. liebe grüße xx

  10. Craig says:

    hey great to see your back! brilliant your supporting Keane! it was thanks to you that i discovered Keane back in 2004!! thanks again and good luck with the concerts!

  11. Sara says:

    Guten Abend Frani !

    It`s always nice to get a sign of life from you.. ! ! !
    πŸ™‚ You have chosen the right way!
    You should spend every single minute (IF it`s possible) with your wife
    and your boy! Clay will be thankful..and it will not be possible to turn back the clock.. and see him grow up a second time! So carpe diem!!! πŸ™‚

    In the time when you will be on Tour with Keane (a very cool band!)…enjoy it!
    I hope to see you next year live again…here in the north of germany.
    Would be wonderful!!! Maybe in Bremen? Maybe in Hamburg?…Hannover? We`ll see!
    Oh… I read something very interesting…
    Do you meanhile have your german citizenship?????!! #:-O
    :_D

    Eine Umarmung ( = *hug* )
    SARA

  12. rodrigo says:

    ey! cuando te das una vuelta por Chile ΒΏ?
    que ganas de verte tocar por estos lados.
    espero puedas hacerlo, aca tienes muchos fan.
    un abrazo

  13. Jess says:

    haha
    toysarus’s cool. LOL
    and you will be busy next year?………..
    sometimes busy is good ..0_0 (for us ,your fans;P)
    will you come hong kong πŸ˜€ ?
    I miss your show.

  14. julietravisaddict says:

    Hi Fran, I have a question but I don’t know if it’s the right thread to ask it but as the Friday question time has disappeared, please let me ask it here πŸ™‚
    I was wondering, when you write a song, there is probably not a specific moment for it, you write when inspiration comes, ok . But now, for the next songs you’ll be writing, what will determine if it’s going to be a solo song or a Travis song?
    Fran said ” A very astute q. A song is a song. What makes it a Travis recording is if d, a , and n play on it. I always just write songs about me and what’s happening to me.”

  15. Sara says:

    Have a good time Fran
    Big kiss from Spain

  16. Mike Perrotta says:

    Beach House is great. Try the new record by the Trashcan Sinatras, “In The Music”. Beautiful Scottish pop.

  17. Jay Parker says:

    It’s a long way to NY.. did Clay like the flight? πŸ™‚
    fran said “Clay is quite a well travelled young man. He loves aeroplanes too. “

  18. Kevin Bruce says:

    EXCELLENT album! Thanks for the recommendation πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing you and Keane in Baltimore πŸ˜€ Travis in the studio in the coming year maybe? hmm? πŸ˜‰

  19. Fran (for real) says:

    emmmm, Fran, come to Argentina!!!! las time was great.

  20. JRG says:

    I’m extatic to see you open for Keane July 23rd in Las Vegas. Both Travis and Keane are my favorite bands of all time and I think this will be the best concert I’ve ever been to. I want to ask a favor. “Humpty Dumpty love song” is my favorite song of all time. I can listen to it over and over and never tire of it. I think it would be absolutely amazing if you played it with Keane at the House of Blues show in Vegas. Yours and Tom’s vocals combined with Tim’s piano would be the ultimate musical experience. Please consider it and see what the guys of Keane think aobut it. Thanks
    Fran said “On my birthday too!!! Wooo!!!”

  21. Jurh says:

    Hey, fran!
    I’m just away of everything as you (?). Must say that I’m pretty excited about your solo album. That collab with Sir Paul is freakin’ me out! I can’t wait anymore to hear it!!

    Cheers and Good Luck with Keane.(seems like) They’re nice and lovely guys!!

    Jurh-

  22. Rachele says:

    I am glad that you have had a chance to spend some time with your wife and little guy. It’s so refreshing to see an international superstar such as yourself care about the important things in life.

    Since Keane opted out of stopping in tropical Cleveland, Ohio, I’m trying to figure out a way to get to the show in Chicago. Hopefully it will be a simple matter of bribing my husband…

  23. Ian says:

    Have you been watching the World Cup, and who is your favourites to win?

  24. adrian says:

    Wonderful… I couldnot expect more in that concert at the House of blues ( travis & Keane together ) .. FROM MEXICO WITH LOVE.. MUCHOS SALUDOS !

  25. julietravisaddict says:

    Fran thanks a lot for answering. Oh and if you tour Europe, don’t forget France… we’re already losing the world cup, we don’t want to lose you lol ^^

  26. Mili says:

    Thanks for the Beach House tip, it’s a lovely album. Can’t wait to hear yours, though!

    Hope you enjoy the Keane tour. I’m soooo envious of the Americans right now.

  27. momie says:

    (happy fathers day, papi.) x

  28. Juddy says:

    Hi Fran,
    We are very excited to see you at the Greek Theatre and hear your new music. We have plans to go camping the following day by the beach, just north of Malibu. You and your family are welcome to join us for s’mores and songs by the campfire if you have time. Our boys are 6 and 2 and love Travis. My youngest is crazy for your ‘Lovely Rita’ cover!

    P.S. – We met you in Annapolis, MD at the WRNR Private Showcase last year and I met you twice in L.A. at the amazing Largo shows. I gave you a note (did you ever read it) and some pictures from the WRNR show. Anyhow, we (all four members of our family) love you and will always support you!! Wish you all the best with everything!

  29. claire says:

    Hey, I went to Holyrood at the same time as you did and I remember seeing you around and just wanted to say I love your music and to think that you where in the same school as me yet went onto become a star is amazing. I also just read a little bit of your song about Peter Mullen, gave me a laugh especially his “pie and beans”. I miss those days. I also remember you were hanging out with one of the Hamilton twins, I dont remember which one but i remember her telling all of us at the ice skating in the St Enochs centre, ha ha. well good luck with all your future plans. xxxx
    FH said “Hamilton twins?? Don’t remember twins… hmmm… whats your name?”

  30. Voldemora says:

    I saw Beach House live a month ago… and I canΒ΄t get over it…
    FH said “Very jealous”

  31. Irene says:

    Oh Fran, you’re back, I’m back.. that’s nice πŸ™‚
    Thanks for The Beach House recommendation, it sounds great.
    Hmm…interesting “busy next year”, I’d like to know more about that…
    I’m really looking forward to hearing your w r e c k o r d e r! Good luck with Keane!!!

    btw, I’m also a big fan of Playmobil πŸ˜›

  32. Erin says:

    Thanks for adding Seattle to your solo tour this summer!! We’ll be there!!!

  33. Katie says:

    hi there, Fran! or should i say h” allo, Fran! was machst du?” (Nora would answer in a sec:p). i can’t believe you have a blog and i didn’t know it! i just hope one day to see you in Romania! wish you, nora and clay all the best…i really admire you for being so down-to-earth and taking care of your family the way you do. i honestly think keane should have opened your concerts and not the other way around. but big talents always stay true to themselves and always get recongnized for their true value. so i don’t worry, because i know that Travis IS the best band in the world to me and not only me..:)

  34. MK says:

    Hey Fran,
    IΒ΄m glad to read youΒ΄re ok.
    I love your music for so many years, it attended me for a long time and gave me always a good feeling. You voice is something special to me.
    ItΒ΄s great that your family and you live in Berlin now, my hometown. It’s a funny, exciting town and I think it fits to you, you know what I mean? (Sorry for my bad English).
    I want to send you kind regards. If your son wants to ride on a pony one day- he is very welcome on my Icelandic-horses-stable, just a few minutes from Berlin, really!
    Best wishes for you and your family!!

  35. Ellen says:

    Hello, Mr.Healy. I am a Travis’s fan in Shanghai, China. I like your music very much. I think you are so talented that you can always write wonderful melodies. Your band often use banjo in your songs ; it sounds a bit like the Chinese instrument,peepa. I am going to learn to play the guitar in the summer vacation. I passed the national college entrance examination recently. Though it is painful for me to play the guitar for the moment, I’m determined to learn.
    Welcome to Shanghai World Expo. And the appearance of UK Pavilion in the Expo park is impressive and unique.
    Hoping one day Travis will hold concerts in mainland China. I’m really looking forward to it!
    Fran Said ” Good luck. The painful fingers disappear after afew months”

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