Travis cover Del Amitri hit for Christmas charity single

Fran Healy.Fran Healy.
Fran Healy.
Scottish bands Travis and Del Amitri have joined forces to release a Christmas charity single.

Travis have given a festive makeover to Del Amitri’s hit Nothing Ever Happens, with all proceeds from its sale going to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland.

The single, which will be available for download pre-order from iTunes on Thursday, features sleigh bells alongside Fran Healy’s vocals.

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The track will also feature on an album of Del Amitri covers, developed by the band’s fan base and featuring a host of famous Scottish musicians and song-writers.

Ricky Ross, Julie Fowlis and Tom McRae have all provided songs for the album Pasted Beyond Recognition, named after lyrics from Del Amitri song Surface Of The Moon.

Healy said: “Nothing Ever Happens is a perfect song which is as relevant today as it was when it was written. I feel honoured to have been allowed to give it a shot.

“It’s never going to be as good as the original but it’s a decent effort. We hope it helps sell the CD.”

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The album will be officially launched at a celebration of music on December 17 at Oran Mor in Glasgow, hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli.

All proceeds from the event and album sales will also be donated to SBH Scotland.

Deborah Roe, director of fundraising for SBH Scotland, said: “As a charity that is almost solely self-funded, the money and awareness raised will make a huge difference to the lives of those across Scotland affected by these lifelong, complex conditions.

“The launch gig will be the perfect end to our 50th anniversary celebrations.”

* Pasted Beyond Recognition is also available for pre-release digital download on iTunes and a limited run of 500 CDs can be pre-ordered at

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