About• Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalistChris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University CollegeLondon. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berrymanjoined the group as a bassist and they changed their name toStarfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, andmulti-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey isoften considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamedthemselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing threeEPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and TheBlue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on amajor label, after signing to Parlophone.
Early career• The members of Coldplay met at aresidence hall at the university ofLondon in 1996.• Chairs Martin and Johnny Bucklandwere the first members of the band.They spent the rest of the year planninga band.• Later Guy Berryman, a class mate ofthe two joined the band.• By 1997 Coldplay were playing at smallgigs for local Camden promoters. Theyalso changed their name to starfish.• They also recruited another friend PhilHarvey who was studying classics atOxford, to act as band manager. Philipwas the band manager infill the second
Chris Martin• Chris was born on the 2nd ofmarch 1977, in Exeter. Hestudied at the university ofLondon where he met WillChampion, Guy Berryman andJonny Buckland who formedColdplay.• With Martin as lead singer,rhythm guitarist and pianist,Coldplays debut album,Parachutes, sold 5 million copiesand won a Grammy with asecond to follow. Martin marriedGwyneth Paltrow in 2003.• Chris has also worked solo withpeople such as Nelly Furtado,Jay-Z and Kanye West.• Martin has also campaigned for
Guy Berryman• Guy Rupert Berryman wasborn on the 12th of April 1978.Guy plays the bass guitar andis the backing vocals toColdplay.• He was born in Kirkcaldy,Scotland, but moved to Kent atthe age of 12. He has beenplaying bass guitar since hewas 16.• Before forming ColdplayBerryman was in a band calledTime Out while he was still atschool.• Berrymans farther was anEnigineer working in theChannel Tunnel. He took afterhis dad by studyingEngineering at University butlater dropped it for
Johnny Buckland• Jonathan Mark Buckland(born 11 September 1977) inIslington, London, and livedthere until the age of four,when his family moved toPantymwyn, North Wales. Hestarted playing the guitar atthe age of eleven.• He studied astronomy andmaths at university where hemet his future band mates,Chris, Guy and Will.
Will Champion• William Champion (born 31 July 1978)is the drummer of the band Coldplay.• Champion was born in Southampton,Hampshire, England where his father,Timothy Champion, is professor ofarchaeology at the University ofSouthampton. As a youth, his musicalinfluences included Tom Waits andtraditional Irish folk music. He grew upplaying guitar, but also had experienceon the piano, bass, and tin whistle.Before joining Coldplay, he performedin a band called Fat Hamster.• He studied anthropology at universitywhere he met his future band mates.Chris says that he is like a human
Why I chose Coldplay• I chose Coldplay for my artshero mainly because I liketheir music, but I chose it aswell because I thought itwould be a good opportunityto find out more about howthe started out and how theywent along the years up tonow.
Where I found myinformation• I found my information from averity of different websitesacross the Internet. I usedthe BBC website and last.fmmainly.