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Travis is one of the most successful bands to come out of the modern Brit-Pop scene, known for their hit singles including “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?”, “Sing” and “Departed” - inspiring bands like Coldplay and Keane who came after them. In fact, Coldplay’s Chris Martin calls himself a “poor man’s Fran Healy,” referring to Travis’s lead singer and chief songwriter. It’s understandable why Martin, and others of his ilk, would feel that way, when you realize that Travis’s second album “The Man Who” was bought by one in eight British households and the band went on to sell over ten million records worldwide, won the BRIT (the UK’s equivalent to the Grammy) for Best British Group twice, and Healy himself is an Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year, the UK’s highest honor given to songwriters.