Andy Dunlop

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Andy Dunlop
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Background information
Birth name Andrew Dunlop
Born (1972-03-16) 16 March 1972 (age 42)
Lenzie, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop, Rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, banjo
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Travis

Andy Dunlop (born Andrew Dunlop, 16 March 1972, Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland) is a Scottish musician, who is the lead guitarist of Scottish indie band, Travis.[1]

Biography[edit]

Dunlop attended Lenzie Academy.[2] The band Travis got their break with the album The Man Who, named after a bestselling book. It got the international success, and became the biggest selling album in the UK in 1999.

As well as being the guitarist, Dunlop has also contributed several songs. "You Don't Know What I'm Like", "Ancient Train" (both featuring Dunlop on lead vocals), "Central Station" and "The Sea" (with Fran Healy taking lead vocals). For their band's latest album, Ode to J. Smith, Dunlop has contributed "Quite Free", which he co-wrote with Fran Healy and Dougie Payne. Also on Travis' fifth studio album he co-wrote "3 Times and You Lose" and "Big Chair".

Together with Guy Berryman and Will Champion of Coldplay, Dunlop contributed to the first solo album of a-ha keyboardist Magne Furuholmen entitled Past Perfect Future Tense.

Dunlop is known for the long fingernails on his right hand which he uses instead of picks, much like a flamenco guitarist. Dunlop is married to Jo Monaghan. In December 2005 the couple's first child, a son, was born, and is named Dylan Green Dunlop. The family currently resides in Liverpool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Travis". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitelaw, Katy (10 October 2008). "This week reporter Katy Whitelaw talks to former Lenzie Academy pupil Andy Dunlop". Kirkintilloch Herald.