Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland met during their orientation week for their studies at University College London in The pair formed the band Pectoralz with the addition of Guy Berryman on bass and Will Champion on drums before renaming themselves Starfish and ultimately Coldplay. The album slingshotted the band to commercial success and critical acclaim; achieving multi-platinum status and a number of highly revered awards came their way including two Brit awards for Best British Group and Best British Album as well as a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in
Coldplay Biography Rock group From the time of British-bred sensation Coldplay's first major-label release in the summer ofmusic journalists have written that the band doesn't quite fit in with the current popular-music landscape.
Their soulful, haunting, intelligent songs have set them apart from bubblegum pop stars, aggressive rap artists, and what Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly described as "the hordes of thuggish, blustering nu-metal bands or Identikit junior-league punk outfits.
The band has shied away from corporate endorsements, choosing to promote causes that address world poverty or environmental issues rather than lending their music to commercials selling cars or sneakers or computer software.
In spite of—or perhaps because of—the ways in which they differ from their peers, Coldplay has become a sensation, selling millions of records, earning numerous major awards, and garnering praise from music critics all over the From left, John Buckland, Chris Martin, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman of Coldplay.
In an article in Maclean's magazine, Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland explained that connecting to listeners on an emotional level "is the most important thing in music for us.
We're not really the cool, detached kind of people; we're really passionate about what we're doing. That you can try to be catchy without being slick, poppy without being pop, and you can be uplifting without being pompous We wanted to be a reaction against soulless rubbish.
They formed a band, originally naming themselves Starfish. When friends of theirs who were playing in a band called Coldplay no longer wanted to use the name, Starfish officially became Coldplay.
The name was taken from a book of poetry called Child's Reflections, Cold Play. The group comprises bassist Guy Berryman, guitarist Buckland, drummer Will Champion, and lead singer, guitarist, and pianist Martin.
Martin had wanted to be a musician since the age of eleven.
He explained to Katherine Turman of Mother Jones that when he began attending UCL, he was more interested in finding bandmates than in studying his major, ancient history.
Asked by Turman whether he started his education thinking he would become an ancient history teacher, Martin jokingly responded, "That was my real dream, but then Coldplay came about!
In April of Coldplay went into the recording studio with the intention of recording a demo CD to use as a calling card for introducing the band to record labels. The recording session went so well that the band decided to release the three songs as an EP—a recording of a few songs, shorter in duration than a regular full-length album—that was titled Safety.
They made five hundred copies, most of which were given to radio stations, newspapers, music magazines, family members, and friends. In the audience at one of Coldplay's live shows in a London club was Simon Williams, a music journalist and the founder of independent record label Fierce Panda.
Williams was so impressed by the band that he signed them to his label. With the label's financial backing, Coldplay returned to the studio in February of to record the EP Brothers and Sisters. With this release, Coldplay began earning the attention of England's music reviewers and radio hosts.
Making a Difference While many of Coldplay's songs concern personal subjects like love, heartbreak, and insecurity, Martin and the rest of the band have also focused on global issues, particularly speaking out for fair trade as part of Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign www.
Oxfam is a collection of non-governmental organizations working all over the world to reduce poverty and improve lives.
During Oxfam invited Coldplay to tour Haiti and see firsthand the problems experienced by farmers in a developing nation, and to learn about the impact the World Trade Organization WTO has had on these farmers.
In an interview with Mother Jones, Martin confessed that he and the other members of Coldplay knew almost nothing about world trade issues before their visit to Haiti: But you go on a trip and learn how the importing and exporting of goods around the world works, and you realize it's a huge crisis.
The band members have explained to anyone who will listen that WTO rules allow inexpensive American and European crops, grown by farmers who receive financial help from their governments, to flood the markets in poor nations, making it much harder for farmers in places like Haiti and Mexico to sell their own crops.
The members of Coldplay have also supported environmental causes.
At their Web site, Coldplay has asked fans who wish to write them letters to send emails, in part because such transmissions are "easier on the environment" than traditional paper letters.
In addition, the band has joined with a United Kingdom company called Future Forests to plant ten thousand mango trees in India. As explained on the Future Forests Web site, "the trees provide fruit for trade and local consumption and over their lifetime will soak up the carbon dioxide emitted by the production and distribution of Coldplay's best-selling album A Rush of Blood to the Head.
At the band's Web site, bassist Guy Berryman explained why he and his bandmates feel compelled to promote these causes: Odd though it may seem to us, a lot of people You can make people aware of issues.
It isn't very much effort for us at all, but if it can help people, then we want to do it. Keeling signed Coldplay to the label inand the band went into the studio to record their first major-label effort.
Thanks to an intense touring schedule, continued support from Radio 1, and the band's ongoing polishing of their musical skills, Coldplay's fan base widened.
Parlophone felt the band was ready for a higher profile, and the group began to record their first full-length CD, Parachutes. Thrilled with their newfound international success, the band nonetheless worried about overexposure.
During their visit to Livean alternative rock radio station in San Francisco, a station employee showed Buckland the station's current playlist, with "Yellow" in the number-one spot.
In the week prior, the station had played "Yellow" fifty-one times. Buckland remarked to Entertainment Weekly in March of"It's cool.It was released on 5 September as the second single from X&Y and has reached number four on the UK Singles Chart.
The song reached number 18 in the United States Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. "Yellow" is the song that got Coldplay the attention of US audiences, and while it is a good song for sure, it is surely not the best that Coldplay offers on "Parachutes", their debut album which features "Yellow".
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However, in the event that the use of the song in the video would be held by a court to be fair use, that would have the effect of destroying any potential market for song licenses in wedding videos.
The color yellow can have many negative implications ("Yellow Journalism," "Yellow Fever," a "Yellow Card" for a foul in soccer), but for Coldplay, it is a beautiful color.
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