“It’s easy to forget that Travis were once one of the biggest bands in Europe, winning Brit and Ivor Novello Awards in the late ’90s and even headlining Glastonbury in 2000. But bands like Coldplay and Keane stole their mid-paced radio thunder during a period of inactivity following a near fatal swimming accident by drummer Neil Primrose. Travis failed to make up the ground they lost to these and other bands as the next generation rebelled against the four-finger G sound of Britpop. A series of patchy albums followed before Travis eventually took time to, as Fran Healey explains, “rock out with the little people.” – Stephen Byrne – Goldenplec.com
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“Taking her place behind a jet black grand piano she is backed by a three-piece band with a drummer, cellist and keyboard player. Tonight, mid-tempo, off-kilter piano pop is the order of the day. The Calculation, On The Radio and Dance Anthem of the 80’s all fit into this category. On the Radio signals the first proper sing along from this sold-out Dublin crowd. There’s no nudge from Regina for anyone to join in, the participation is both enthusiastic and voluntary. ” David Dooley – GoldenPlec.com
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