Travis are a post-Britpop band from Glasgow, Scotland, comprising Fran Healy (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, backing vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion). They named themselves after the Harry Dean Stanton character Travis Henderson from the film Paris, Texas.
It wasn’t until the release of their second studio album The Man Who that Travis began to develop a name for themselves in the music industry, with continued success into the 2000s. The Man Who charted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and spent 104 weeks inside the UK Top 100.
Their third studio album, The Invisible Band was released on 11 June 2001, and like The Man Who, The Invisible Band debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, where it remained for 4 weeks in total, and went onto spend a total of 54 weeks inside the UK Albums Chart.Although their fourth album, 12 Memories did not make the top spot in the United Kingdom, it debuted at number 3, spending a further 11 weeks on the charts in the UK, and still got certified Platinum status by the BPI. Travis released a compilation album Singles in 2004, debuting at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart,released their fifth studio album The Boy With No Name in 2007, debuting at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart.and their sixth album was released in September 2008, entitled Ode To J. Smith, debuting at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart.