Guy Berryman joined to play bass guitar and Will Champion played drums. The band’s original name was Starfish. They only had an hour before their first performance to decide a name and by the time of their next gig they already changed their name to The Coldplay. By the time of their third gig they threw the The away before Coldplay.
He is the 34 year old centerpiece of the band being the songwriter and front man on stage. He considers his life hard work that you don’t have to work hard at. The band’s London headquarters is a former bakery turned into practice and office space. They design their own art work for their albums and has a new album soon to be released called Myloxyloto.
The saddest moment for the band was when in 2005 Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote that “The Case Against Coldplay was the grandiose, calculated self-pity of the decade’s most insufferable band.” He was so taken back by being called the most insufferable band that he never read a review again. Since then he has found his inner strength and hurls the criticisms right back and he becomes stronger.
Recently he was asked and played for the Steve Jobs memorial service. He will also play at your wedding or party for about 1 million dollars.. Honey, book the band, they don’t read music anyway. Take a chance.