ANDY DUNLOP was born in Glasgow, on 16 March 1972. He grew up in Lenzie, some 15 miles north of Glasgow. It was a peaceful suburb... until he started two years of piano lessons and took up the guitar. Perhaps it was the fact that AC\DC's diminutive guitarist Angus Young played atop his bandmate brother's shoulders wearing full school uniform that inspired the once shy, bespectacled Andy to pick up the instrument. But when he was enticed up on stage to take part in a talent contest at a Radio 1 Roadshow - one of British youth's summer rituals for fully two decades now - it wasn't 'Whole Lotta Rosie' that he decided to play but the theme for TV funny man Benny Hill. 'Whole Lotta Rosie' could hardly have proved less popular, since he was beaten by a boy playing his armpit...   He'd have his revenge in the summer of 1999, when Travis were summoned to strum at Newquay, Cornwall, on the lawns of the Headland Hotel. Ironically, the guitar he strummed  - though considerably more expensive than the one youthful Andy had played that day - was unplugged, as the group were miming. He met Fran and Dougie in Glasgow School Of Art. He was training to be a goldsmith.