Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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The lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist, and one of the founders of the band Coldplay
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Chris Martin was born Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2, 1977 in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom and is the eldest of five children. His father, Anthony Martin, is a retired accountant, and his mother, Alison Martin, is a music teacher. Martin started his education at the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School. It was at the prep school that Martin formed his first band, The Rocking Honkies, with Nick Repton & Iwan Gronow. Their debut performance was met with boos from the crowd. After Exeter Cathedral, Martin boarded at Sherborne School, a boys` independent school in Dorset. He also met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey at the school. Martin continued his studies at University College London, staying at Ramsay Hall where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with First Class honours in Greek and Latin. It is here he met future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman.
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University College London
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, record producer, philanthropist, actor
Anthony Martin (retired accountant)
Alison Martin (music teacher)
(4 younger siblings)
Jay-Z, Bono, Kylie Minogue, Beyonce Knowles
Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. Born in Exeter in Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Pectoralz, which was eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Sherbourne Boarding School, Dorset, England
Alternative Rock, Post-Britpop
Parlophone, Capitol, Atlantic
Coldplay, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Avicii
Synthesizers, Bass, Harmonica, Glockenspiel
Full Name at Birth
Christopher Anthony John Martin
Guitar, Keyboards, Piano
Alternative rock, post-Britpop, Pop Rock, Pop
Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Glockenspiel, Tambourine, Percussion
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indie rock, pop rock, pop
piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion
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