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The iJamming! Interview: Fran Healy from Travis

Tony Fletcher,, April 2000

Back in April, shortly after seeing Travis play for the first time at the Bowery Ballroom, I interviewed the group's loquacious front man Fran Healy for a Newsday story. The feature – a preview for their New York show at Radio City opening for Oasis – needed just 500 words and ten minutes together would have sufficed, but we got so engrossed in conversation that when his his publicist tried to cut us off and keep him on schedule, Fran asked her to rearrange his next interview and allow us to keep going. (She obliged.) We ended up talking for an hour – Fran is an interviewer's dream, even if he is a little fond of his candy-covered sugar coated metaphors! – and I'm happy to run the transcript here in near entirety.

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