23 September 2010
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Why did you leave from Travis? I couldn’t understand it please answer me :’(
Huge fan of travis and of wreckorder. my album of the year when it came out! hope to see you back in scotland again and keep writing amazing songs!
Fantastic news that you are headlining our highland shindig “The Tartan Heart Festival” (Belladrum) in August! When they were looking for suggestions for acts after last years “fantastic” festival….we suggested you!! We saw you in the Ironworks in 2008 and had a brilliant night – thanks
So looking forward to seeing you guys in August….think you might just love it too!!! xx
I used to follow your blog regularly but kind of lost touch last few months. Starved for new Travis music quite honestly. This post doesn’t really have a point; or maybe it has many.
I wont get into cliches and tell you I’m the biggest fan in the world etc. There are others surely who love you just as much or maybe more. I was listening to ‘Sarah’ last night and it brought back memories. A few years ago when things were going terribly for me, I similarly listened to Sarah. I couldn’t stop the tears then. Only just could yesterday. I felt I needed to let you know again (I have before) what power your music holds.
The first Travis song I heard was ‘Closer’ while playing FIFA 2007 as it was included in the game’s soundtrack. I didn’t really like it. Then I heard it again when a friend gave it to me and I was blown away. Now it is easily in my top 5 of all time. I could list 40 songs in a jiffy and how they changed me. Colder not the least among them.
Awaiting a visit from you to India (to Pune specifically. Bryan Adams recently came by). Or else I will have to make that pilgrimage to a Travis concert. I am in your debt unquestionably. I dont think this has been written in a gush of emotion. This is what I consistently feel for the last 5 years.
Now I realise that there is a point to this post. I will sum it up in two words:
FIFA 2008. typo.
I don’t know what happened to my previous comment. But I want to thank you for your music. Just want to let you know what power it holds and that i am indebted to you because of it.
hey fran. i love u too. i love travis. i love your song. please coming again turkey. i dont coming Rock’n Coke but i’m 17. please please coming turkey. Your song’s soo good-amazing. so relaxing. i love u too. goodbye
I just wrote to my agent and said he should try and get a gig booked in India. I mentioned your city. Travis won’t be touring until next year so we’ll wait and see. Sorry we haven’t been there yet… I would love to come. Thanks for getting in touch best Fran
Will not hide the fact that I am extraordinarily happy that you replied. Feels really good to know you actually take into consideration us fans’ demands. I will attend a Travis concert within a few years I assure you. And then I will thank you properly.
Thank you again.
Hi dear Fran… I love your songs, I love Travis since 2001 when I heard Sing for the first time when I was only 10 years and I discovered in that time that there is a song for every moment in my life. I think that you’re a great man..a few months ago I bought The invisible Band and 12th memories albums and believe me when I said that in Bogota-Colombia where I came from is so difficult get your music but I hope that pretty soon I can buy all your records and also the singles and others but anyways I want that you’ll come here please..that would make me so happy ..thanks for your fan number one in Colombia. (sorry for my bad English)
There are moments in life when the only thing you want to do is get in the car and drive aimlessly. In those moment your music is the only one can make me feel good. you are my favorite band ever.. and I love you and thank you. I’m sure when I’ll hear you play live I can say I achieved my dream
Bogota-Colombia hmmmmm… I will ask our agent to put it on our list of places we want to play. x
Dear Mr. Healy,
thank you for your very nice performance in the GretchenClub.
This month I got my Abitur, so I’m out of school now. But in 13 years I havn’t experienced such a nice benefit concert, and I’m glad I could support it.
I like the Travis songs (and music clips!) pretty much, which is why I am very glad about your choice of songs. It is quite an experience to sit on a box, together with my girlfriend, singing along to “Love will come through” or listening to “Closer”.
Apart from this atmosphere it was really nice to listen to your words in between the songs, for example the simile between songwriting and crossword puzzles. I’m also writing and composing songs, probably that’s why I had to absorb it in a way.
I couldn’t ask you directly afterwards, so I do it this way: First- what’s the name or adress of the recording studio you mentionned? Because I’d love to make some demos of my songs that sound better than self-made ones. I would love to send some of these to a label or something, too, which leads to my second question: Can you give me advice how to proceed? Fox example how to find a fitting label (imagining I’m good enough) or how to save the Copyright?
I know it’s a little bit too much demand for a comment. But you seem to be a good contact, since you seemed very trustworthy and helpful.
It would be a pleasure to hear from you. And thank you again!
PS: In my eyes, “Berlin Bilingual” is the best of the three titles. Great project, too..
I want to write a song, you help me?
all the time i was looking for a band like travis Now i know what music is.. sometimes i don´t feel right sometimes i feel alone but.. when i hear your songs i can feel the environment change. Travis and Fran are the best i´ve heard, here in Mexico there are many people that hear you songs God bless you
Hello Oliver, we had a great night and I was relieved to play the School song and get such a positive response. We are going to make it into a proper 45rpm single in the new school year. Good luck with everything.
me and my fiancee like your songs very much. I fall with the door into the house: Could you imagine playing on our little wedding in the middle of october? It´s 2 hours from Berlin away, near the nice baltic sea, have you ever been there? Just a question, thanks.
Hello fran! it´s amazing to hear news from you and the guys. it´s so cool that my favorite all time band TRAVIS is getting together again and gonna make a new album and go out on tour. Can be possible that you come to Monterrey, Mexico?
Another thing, i met you in backstage at your first gig here in 2007 and i can´t believe how wonderful persons you guys are. You were so kind with your fans, but the best thing that ever happened to me was that you take your time to answer my question about: “what´s the second chord you play in SING? Not only you take your time to explain me that is some Am thing without the ring finger, but you also drew me the chords on the back of my already autographed SELFISH JEAN t-shirt. I will never forget those 5 minutes we spend talking about the chord and that i was the only fan left at the backstage meeting talking to you. Thank you for that amazing evening and i hope we see you soon and get the chance to have a drink or two, who knows!
Great Blog Fran,
I’ve added your feed to Blographia
Bloggers of the World United
i wait for your live in japan!
Maybe this or next year you will have concert in Germany?
Thank you for your songs
Can’t wait for the new album! How is it going? How much longer? haha
The travis acoustical journey was awesome, I loved hearing all the stories behind the songs!
We miss you already at Monterrey, so come back soon!
I had the pleasure of meeting you and Andy in Milwaukee during the semi-recent acoustic tour, but also saw you open for Keane when they came through the area (and honestly, you were the reason we bought tickets). The Turner Ballroom show is, by far, the highlight of my concert going personal history. I just wanted to give you a head’s up that I’m getting married in a shade under a week (20/10/12) and I will be using “My Eyes” as the mother-son dance since it’s a fantastic example of that impartial love and support a parent should have for their child. I know I’ve said it before (which I’m sure you don’t recall since you meet so many people on the road) but your music literally saved my life. I look forward to your next catalog of work and hope you and the rest of the gents are doing well.
Francis i love you ! Come back to Argentina again .
I hope to see you back in CHILE again…
Fran you are a genius!, your music is special to me!
HEY FRAN! I´M FROM MEXICO, PLEASE COME BACK AND MAKE ONE MORE CONCERT, SINCE I WAS 15 TRAVIS IS MY FAVORITE BAND!!! I ALSO USED TO SAY TO MY MOM THAT I LIKED YOU AND THAT I WANT IT TO GO AND LIVE IN SCOTTLAD JUST TO MARRY SOMEONE LIKE YOU HAHAHA, BUT THATS HOW MUCH I LIKE YOU AND OF COURSE YOU MUSIC, PLEASE RESPOND AND TELL MY WHEN WILL YOU COME BACK TO MEXICO. ONE MORE QUESTIONE, YOU ARE NOT IN TRAVIS ANYMORE??? NO PLEASE!!! DON´T BREAK APART!!!
LOVE YOU SO MUCH …AMY…
Hello Fran, I’m from Perú, I don’t speak english. Your songs are very special to me. You are a genius!
HI FRAN, IT IS MY WIFE LYNETTE’S 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ON THE 9TH FEBRUARY 2013 AT THE VILLLAGE INN,STUART STREET, EAST KILBRIDE. LYNETTE HAS BEEN A BIG FAN OF YOURSELF & TRAVIS AND WAS A REGULAR AT THE HORSESHOE BAR WHEN SHE WAS A HAIRDRESSER IN GLASGOW. IF YOU CAN MAKE IT ALONG EVEN JUST TO SING HER FAVOURITE SON “TURN”, IT WOULD REALLY MAKE HER NIGHT. I WILL PAY YOUR FEE FOR YOUR TIME. I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU CAN E-MAIL ME BACK IF YOU GET THIS MESSAGE. KIND REGRADS. JIM
Hello Fran, I’m from Peru, I don’t speak english well. Really, I love Travis!
Good luck! Fran Take care!
Time is running out.
Have you ever thought about Jesus Christ and all the things He said?
Check it out in the gospels.
God bless you.
I def have thought about this having been brought up Catholic as a child. I found, however, that Jesus was just one of the many great philosphers throughout history and really, the most important messages he and they deliver are very simple beautiful truths which don’t belong exclusively to any single religion but rather are universal and in a way, pre date religion.
I’m not religious.
I believe we should try our best to be fair and also find a balance between our animal and our thoughts.
all the best
I can’t remember the first time I heard a Travis song… and it had been a while since I had thought of one until I started humming “Why does it always…” today. Out of the blue. This is one of those times when you have to thank God and a few engineers for the internet. A few clicks away from soooo many memories..
And since I seem to be on a roll, let me get it all out:
Say, any feelings about a trip to Brazil?
There’s a crowdfunding movement that has brought a few new trendy bands lately and some other not so trendy (but still very ‘cool’, if you catch my drift) to Rio, where I live. That could be a way to bring you here!
To paraphrase the comment from the person from India above, it is good to have you around, Mr Healy, your songs are good for the soul.
A frenchman in Rio.
ps: sang ‘why does it always rain on me’ to put my daughter to sleep a few hours ago. Worked like a charm. Better than Gérard Lenorman, mind you!
I love the fact that you answered that religious question. And you answered it oh so wisely.
I feel that I have probably been to hundreds of gigs, but perhaps my favourite memory is the Travis gig, hastily arranged, at UEA after you agreed to fill in for the poorly Morrissey at Isle of Wight. It was a cracking gig, and I got a little over excited during the course of the evening (how lucky was I to have that venue on my doorstep when I was a student!?). It was a delight saying a quick howdy to all of you afterwards as I hung around the stage door.
Anyway, I am very clearly a grown-up these days (at 28) but I was definitely a kid when I started listening to your songs and I am still peeing myself in anticipation of your new album. I bought your first three by wandering down the roads and picking them up at HMV. I guess some kind of internet computer will be required this time!
Hope to catch a gig again sooner or later.
Best wishes and viel Glück,
I am in middle school and me and one of my close friends really love your music. Please tour in Arizona!!! Preferably somewhere near Phoenix. I seriously would love to see you perform, it would be really great. You are my favorite artist. My friend’s favorite song is moonshine XD. I just love your music soo much you are my inspiration thank you so much.
Thanks so much to you and Andy for doing last nights gig at the Theatre Royal. My wife and I were lucky enough to have seen you with Travis a few years ago at an intimate rescue rooms gig in Nottingham and for us to win tickets to last night was amazing
Your stories were warm and funny and I could have listened all night , the music so beautiful evoking many old memories the a mere thank you could never convey the appreciation for you guys coming here and im sure that would be true of the whole of the audience.
Please come back to our small city again soon and sincere best wishes
Fran, I really love listening your songs, when I was a child (11) I always listened your songs every day and my brother too. Actually, I listen Travis when I go to university and when I spend time with my friends! I love Travis. I really don’t like coldplay because it’s very different, it has got silly songs. I prefer your songs, Your band have a special sound. You sing very well.
Come to Peru, please!
Pd: I’m learning english because I need to know the meaning of your song, unfortunately I speak spanish.
I am coming for the Travis concert in Philadelphia in September. You guys just won’t tour India. It has been an item on my bucket list (in the top 3) to attend a Travis concert. I guess you will be playing the new album in Philly. I have one request, that you play Colder. If you read this then please take it into consideration. That song means a lot. I know you dont discard what fans say because you replied to my post earlier. And I also know you hate cameras flashing in front of you when you perform so I will keep my camera’s flash off.
I am one of yours fans in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I love your music as well as your videos. I enjoy so much watching your acting in these videos, you are nice and natural! Videos are so original and creative, and all of you look great in your performances! Congratulations for your director and keep on doing the best! My favourite one is “Closer”.
I know that you are going to come to Buenos Aires in November to participate in a festival with other bands at Vélez Football Stadium. I will be there with my husband and some friends that are also your fans. I would like to know if you are going to give a TRAVIS concert. In Buenos Aires we have the “Gran Rex” theatre that would be sincerely perfect and appropriate to listen and appreciate your music. Please, let me know if there is any possibility. Many thanks in advance!!!
Thank you for your music. It´s a special and valuable present for our lifes. Andrea
Hi Fran, I am glad to rach you!
Last 15th of July I was 40 years old so I hope “midlife crisis” keep away from me or… not! hahaha! Anyway I am from the south of Spain and here I had a very good scottish friend called Liz who had a really bad time living here, she was very unlucky and I lived a relly sad moments in her life. She is a very very good person and now is living in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire and I don´t know if you are gonna read this email or not, but if you do it and one day you pop in Cumbernauld do not forget to cheer she up, please, it´ll be a big surprise for her.
Thank you very much Fran and all the best!!
Happy Birthday Fran!
I was 40 last 15th of July and I have to say that I am really glad for it so I hope you feel the same.
Anyway, I big hug from the south of Spain and I look forward one day you pop in around here to play your music.
nice meeting you yesterday at lunch
am listening to Travis for breakfast!
Hey Fran Healy, I want to say thanks for coming to Brazil, São Paulo. I can wait! It’s good to have Travis back!!!!
hi Fran can’t wait to see you tonight with the band at webster hall
You guys were AMAZING in Inverness last night! Best night ever! You made ny little sisters night by holding her hand…. I think she cried! We waited to try get our set list signed but nearly died in the cold! We love you anyway! Totally worth the trip up ftom Glasgow. Love you always! Xxxxx
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