Sarah Hutchinson, Evi Heacock and Sophia Gidis

Coldplay Biography

 By Sarah, Evi and Sophia 

Oct/ Nov 2014

Sarah Hutchinson, Evi Heacock and Sophia Gidis

Oct/ Nov 2014

Sarah Hutchinson, Evi Heacock and Sophia Gidis

Oct/ Nov 2014

Contents
Guy Berryman ......................................................................................................................................... 4
Will Champion ......................................................................................................................................... 5
Chris Martin ............................................................................................................................................ 6
Jonny Buckland ....................................................................................................................................... 7
Songs and Albums ................................................................................................................................... 8
Itinerary................................................................................................................................................... 9
Sydney ................................................................................................................................................. 9
Melbourne .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Brisbane ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Adelaide ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Reference List........................................................................................................................................ 11

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Guy Berryman
Guy Berryman is a bassist and plays for the band Coldplay. His full name is Guy Rupert Berryman. He
is currently divorced with his wife and has a daughter, Nico who is eight years old. He was born in
Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1978. He can play the bass guitar, double bass, and cello, acoustic guitar,
electric guitar, mandolin, piano, keyboards, drums, trumpet, French horn, santoor, percussion,
vocals and the yangqin.
Guy Berryman first started an engineering degree at the University College London. Soon after he
dropped out of his engineering degree and switched to an architecture program at The Bartlett.
Then he dropped out of that degree after meeting Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland and Will Champion
and focused on playing bass for Coldplay.

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Will Champion
Will Champion is an English Musician, and is better known as the drummer and backing vocalist of
the band, Coldplay. He was born in Southampton, England on the 31st July 1978. As a child his
musical influences came from Tom Waits, Nick cave and traditional Irish folk music. He learned to
play the piano when he was 8 and he learned to play the guitar when he was 12. Will Champion can
play the Drums, vocals, percussion, timpani, glockenspiel, vibraphone, gong, bells, chimes, acoustic
guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, violin, piano, keyboards and recorder.
Before he joined Coldplay, Champion played for a band called Fat Hamster!!
Will Champion was the last of the four Coldplay band members to join the ensemble. He took up the
position of drummer with no outside experience, but quickly adjusted to fill the role. In 1999, the
lead singer, Chris Martin, sacked Will Champion, but the band asked him to return soon after.

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Chris Martin
Christopher Anthony John Martin was born on the 2nd of March 1977. He is an English singersongwriter who plays multiple instruments such as vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards,
organ, harmonica, mandolin, trumpet, clarinet, glockenspiel and percussion. Chris is the lead singer,
pianist, rhythm guitarist and one of the founding members of Coldplay. Chris grew up in Exeter,
Devon in England. He is the eldest of five siblings. His father is a retired accountant and his mother
was a music teacher.
While at the University College London, He met Jonny Buckland and they decided to form a band
with Chris on vocals and Jonny as a lead guitarist. They were joined by Guy Berryman who served as
their bass player and Will Champion who learnt how to play drums specifically for the band.

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Jonny Buckland
Jonathan Mark Buckland was born on the 11th of September 1977 is an English musician and multiinstrumentalist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist of Coldplay. He was born in Islington,
London on the 11 1977. Jonny Buckland had a daughter, violet in 2007 and a son named Jonah in
2011 with Chloe Evan who he eventually married in 2009. Buckland was a vegetarian for quite some
time but gave up after being in Japan for some time trying to communicate that he didn’t eat meat.
He can play multiple instruments such as the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, lute, mandolin,
piano, vocals, saxophone and the keyboards. Buckland started playing the guitar when he was 11.
After being encouraged by his brother he moved on to study astronomy and mathematics at
University College London, which is where he met his future band mates, and formed the band
Coldplay.

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Songs and Albums
Coldplay’s genre of music is alternative. Coldplay’s most popular songs top 10 songs include:
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Paradise – 2011
Viva La Vida – 2008
Fix You – 2005
Princess of China – 2012
Yellow – 2000
The Scientist – 2002
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – 2011
Clocks – 2003
Speed of Sound – 2005
Violet Hill – 2008

Coldplay’s top selling album is ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’. This album is ranked 66th in the overall
greatest album chart.
Coldplay is also ranked 28th in the overall artist rankings.

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Itinerary
Sydney
Date
24/2/15

25/2/15

26/2/15

Time
9:00 – 10:30
11:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:45
2:45 – 4:30
4:30 – 8:00
8:00 – 11:00
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 4:30
4:30 – 7:30
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 2:00

Schedule
Check in to the Hotel, Unpack and get settled in
Go to Taronga Zoo
Lunch at the Rocks
“Meet and Greet” with the fans
Concert
Party
Breakfast
Luna Park (and Lunch)
Bondi Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Breakfast
Flight to Melbourne

Melbourne
Date
26/2/15

27/2/15

28/2/15

Time
2:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 6:30
6:30 – 8:00
8:00 – 10:30
9:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 6:00
6:00 – 8:00
8:00 – 11:00
9:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 2:30

Schedule
Check in at the hotel
Public Appearance in Melbourne City Centre
Concert Practice
Dinner
Party
Breakfast
Interview
Prep for concert
Concert
After Party
Free Time/Sleep
Breakfast
Signings
Flight to Brisbane

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Brisbane
Date
28/2/15

1/3/15

2/3/15

Time
2:30 – 3:00
3:00 – 5:30
5:30 – 7:00
7:00 – 8:30
8:30 – 10:00
9:00 - 10:30
10:30 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 5:00
5:00 – 6:00
6:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:30
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 1:00

Schedule
Check in at the Hotel
Sea World
Concert Practice
Dinner
Party
Breakfast
“Meet and Greet” with fans
Wheel of Brisbane
Free time
Prep for Concert
Concert
Signings
Check into a hotel near the airport
Breakfast
Flight to Adelaide

Adelaide
Date
2/3/15

3/3/15

Time
1:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 4:30
4:30 – 6:00
6:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 11:00
7:00 – 8:00
8:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 4:30
4:30 – 6:00

Schedule
Check in to the Hotel
Adelaide Zoo
Concert Prep
Concert
Signings and “Meet and Greet” with the fans
After Party
Interview
Breakfast
Public Appearance
Free Time
Lunch
Signings
Party
Free Time

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Reference List
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonny_Buckland , 29 October, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Martin , 27 October, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Berryman , 27 October, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Champion , 30 October, 2014

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