The Brit-rock quartet Coldplay are Chris Martin (vocals), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass). Forming at the University College of London in early 1998, Coldplay are heart-rendering like Travis, passionate like Jeff Buckley, and as fresh as Oasis when they first burst onto the scene in 1994. Coldplay independently released The Safety EP in 1998, with the Brothers and Sisters EP being picked up by Fierce Panda and released a year later. Both releases saw only 500 pressings. Their sweet melodies and swooning lyrics landed Coldplay a UK deal with Parlophone in April 1999, and the limited edition five-track 'The Blue Room EP followed that fall. With endearing nods from the media, the dream-pop foursome were hailed as the next Travis thanks to their simplistic acoustics and charming personas. Two more EPs, Shiver and Yellow, arrived in spring 2000. Their full-length debut Parachutes, which earned the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination, was released in the UK shortly thereafter. In November 2000, Parachutes saw a US release with Nettwerk; a month later "Yellow" was chosen as the theme song for all promo spots for ABC. The well-received hype surrounding the band continued throughout 2001 as well, taking on three Brit Awards nominations and a sold out ten date tour of the U.S. in February.
, All Music Guide
Coldplay Bio from Discogs
Coldplay is an English rock band from London, England. They've been a band since January 16, 1998 when they lost a demotape competition on XFM in London. Philip Christopher Harvey is the band's manager.
Jonny Buckland (Jonathan Mark Buckland) - Guitar
Will Champion (William Champion) - Drums
Guy Berryman (Guy Rupert Berryman) - Bass
Chris Martin (Christopher Anthony John Martin) - Vocals