Coldplay Members, Tour, Information, Facts

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Coldplay at Viva La Vida Tour in August 2009
Coldplay at Viva La Vida Tour in August 2009 (Nababan / Wikimedia / CC BY-3.0)

Members

  • Chris Martin (Lead Singer) – Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Clarinet, Piano, Keyboards, Harmonica, Mandolin, Glockenspiel, Organ, Percussion, Trumpet
  • Jonny Buckland (Guitarist) – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Bass, Sitar, Mandolin
  • Guy Berryman (Bassist) – Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Trumpet, Percussion, Yangqin
  • Will Champion (Drummer) – Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
  • Phil Harvey (Former manager of the ban who is referred to as the 5th member of the band)

Origin

London, England, United Kingdom

Genres

Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Post-Britpop, Pop

Labels

  • Parlophone Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Atlantic Records

Formation Date

1996

Singing Portfolio

Coldplay released their first studio album titled Parachutes in July 2000. The album peaked at the number 1 spot on the UK Official Albums Chart and at number 2 on Australian and Irish music charts.

Some of their famous tracks include A Sky Full of Stars, True LoveAdventure of a Lifetime, Hymn for the WeekendUp & Up, A Head Full of Dreams, MagicParadise, and many more.

Coldplay Facts

  1. The band was co-founded by the frontman Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland.
  2. All the members met each other while they were students at the University College London.
  3. When the band only consisted of Chris and Jonny, they named it Pectoralz.
  4. After the bassist Guy Berryman joined them, they changed their name to Starfish.
  5. The final member to join the band was drummer Will Champion.
  6. It was after they had recorded 3 songs of the 4 track EP, they realized that they need a drummer for the 4th song. They went to Will Champion’s house who at the time was living with a drummer who owned a drum kit but was not home at the point. Will gave it a try and they recorded the 4th song.
  7. In 1998, the band was named Coldplay.
  8. Visit the band’s official website @ coldplay.com.
  9. Connect with the band members on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Nababan / Wikimedia / CC BY-3.0

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