The man who nicked our Brit is a lucky guy

Travis singer’s plea as award dis­ap­pears from boozer

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News - Paul English

A Brit award do­nated by rock­ers Travis to Glas­gow’s Horse­shoe Bar has gone miss­ing from the iconic pub.

The band, whose hits in­clude Why Does It Al­ways Rain On Me and Turn, gave their first Brit to the pub when they won the Best Al­bum prize for The Man Who in 2000.

The award had pride of place on the gantry of the pub on Glas­gow’s Drury Street, where the band formed in 1995. But bass p layer Doug i e Payne dis­cov­ered the cov­eted tro­phy was miss­ing af­ter pop­ping in for a pint.

Doug ie and band­mates Fran Hea l y, Nei l Prim­rose and Andy Dun­lop are hop­ing the bar can be re­uni t ed wi th the tro­phy in time for t he 20th an­niver­sary of the 1999 al­bum.

Dougie said: “I was meet­ing a pal for a pint in the Horse­shoe and asked the bar­man where the Brit Award that used to sit be­hind the bar was. No­body had any idea.”

Fran added: “Who­ever has it is walk­ing down the street and ten­ners are fly­ing up and stick­ing to their faces. It’s that pow­er­ful.”

Horse­shoe Bar man­ager Michael Roger­son said: “It’d be nice if who­ever has it would bring it back.”

MATES Fran in 2000 with Dave Smith, thenh theh man­ager off theh Horse­shoeh

SUC­CESS Travis, top, and the smash hit al­bum

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