The man who nicked our Brit is a lucky guy
Travis singer’s plea as award disappears from boozer
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