Fran Healy

Fran Healy

Genre

Alternative

Biography

The Scottish musician is currently the lead singer and main songwriter of the Scottish band Travis, having written nearly all of the songs on their six studio albums. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Healy released his debut solo album titled “Wreckorder” in October 2010. Healy’s songwriting has been praised by Paul McCartney, Elton John and Noel Gallagher. In 2005, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin called himself “a poor man’s Fran Healy”. In interviews, Healy has talked of being influenced by songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney and Graham Nash (of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame). Healy has since played with both McCartney and Nash. Although Healy predominantly plays guitar, he has also been known to write and perform with piano. Healy recently released a solo album titled Wreckorder which will feature Paul McCartney and Neko Case.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Holiday HOLIDAY :: Flannel & Fleece; Note to Self Alternative 3:39 Hear Song
Sing Me to Sleep (feat. Neko Case) Ricochet Alternative 3:57 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Wreckorder (Deluxe Version)

Wreckorder (Deluxe Version)

  • Genre: Alternative
  • Release Date: 10.5.10