Talk:Chris Martin

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I seriously doubt that Chris Martin, philosopher should be part of this article; it's surely self-promotion. Especially since the section was written by User:Chrisjwmartin himself. Tried removing it and was rebuffed. Gareth Wyn 21:27, 8 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Apologies Gareth - I created the page at the request of contemporaries before we'd read the advice not to create one's own page - I'd have got someone else to submit my text had I known. We simply thought that the subject was best positioned to sum their processive content. However, since their attention was drawn to it, they have added other aspects such as my artistic work which I (modestly) hadn't intended to mention, so fret not - worldly editing is editing my world for you.
--Chris Martin 16:28, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Yes, sorry for any confusion, but he didn't realise that he wasn't supposed to be adding his own entries. I hope that this clears things up for now.
John Rogers

"Dry Your Eyes"[edit]

Err, 'scuse, but he didn't actually write Dry Your Eyes, he just appeared on an early version which he (or his record company) then refused to release. See this for proof:

'I wrote the track and I thought that he (Martin) would sound really good on it. I asked him to do it and he did. After that I don't really know. I don't think his record company liked it. But maybe he didn't like it. On the day he was (happy with it). Well, maybe he wasn't, maybe he was lying to me and he walked out going 'This is not working'. But it wasn't massive stress. It would have been nice, but we've re-recorded it and it sounds great.'

ZephyrAnycon 01:24, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Actually, Chris appears on an alternate version of the song, on the Dry Your Eyes single.[1] :--Madchester 00:40, 2005 Apr 27 (UTC)


Chris Martin can't be classified as a tenor. Voice classification is not possible in popular music, since singers rarely receive classical training. I removed the sentence that said he is a tenor. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Luistamez (talkcontribs) .

I've put the word tenor back on the article because it doesn't matter if it's classical music or pop, voice classification is the norm in all forms of music. The moment you hear one person sing, you can classify his range almost immediately, especially on pop artists, since these rarely have an extraordinarily wide vocal range. (Crazy chap)

Chris Martin would in fact be a baritone. he is able to reach higher registers only due to his masterful use of falsetto.

Baritone? Are you serious? Typically, when not using falsetto, Martin sings in the high tenor to low alto range. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hearsayheresy (talkcontribs) 01:53, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Highest I've heard him go without falsetto is a high G, and that's only recently. That's at the top of a Baritone's range, he's nowhere near high tenor/alto, especially when you consider how low he can sing as well, at least a low G, but it doesn't sound weak down there so he probably still has a couple more notes. I have no doubt that he's a baritone, people just think he has a higher voice because of how much he uses falsetto. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:45, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Chris Martin is indeed a Tenor singer, that's why I changed it initially from the incorrect classification of Baritone. You are right to say that he does sing in the falsetto range a lot and also that he can sing some lower notes but that doesn't change the fact that his average range is to be found in the tenor register. (talk) 23:05, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Hey, should we dispose of the external links? The first and third have got nothing to do with Chris. Yeah well, he's a member of Coldplay, but what bugs me off is the name. "Official site" is crap since it's not Chris's official site. Arie Riswandy

Solo Career[edit]

I spotted Chris on his own in the Virgin Atlantic departure lounge, returning from LA to Heathrow on 24th April 2007. (My son got his autograph.) Is Chris planning a solo career? Thegn 10:07, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Why does that giant paragraph that goes on and on about how he's influenced by A-ha NOT mention Radiohead in the slightest??

He's about the feature on the new Flaming Lips 'Heady fwends' album — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Fran Healy[edit]

This should be in Influences : In 2005, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin called himself "a poor man's Fran Healy". --Fran Healy —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:44, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


According to the article, "Martin is ambidextrous; he writes with his left hand, plays the guitar the orthodox way, and draws with his right hand."

Is that considered to be ambidextrous? It says nothing about writing with both hands or drawing with both, simply that he uses a different hand for different activities. And what does it mean about playing the guitar "the orthodox way?" Guitars can be either left- or right-handed, so this statement should be removed, and I will be removing it. The former is still open for discussion, though. Phs1234 (talk) 02:19, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Alleged hypocrisy[edit]

Shouldn't there be at least some reference to the alleged hypocrisy of Chris Martin, concerning environment, Fairtrade, etc...? There are thousands of websites found by Google on this matter. Their accusations varying from his 'Hollywood lifestyle', his 4x4 to flying jet planes, etc. I think (some of) these concerns should be included, since Chris Martin's (political) activism is so widespread and wellknown. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:39, 19 September 2008 (UTC)


Why does it say that he plays clarinet? That obviously needs a cited source because I have never heard a Coldplay song or song with Chris Martin that includes clarinet, and don't ever remember him mentioning it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:44, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Studying at Thanet college[edit]

I do believe this information to be false. There seems to be no evidence, and i find it highly unlikely that this is true. It definitely needs to be looked at. It's a funny thought to say the least! Alyssa inkpen-white (talk) 19:42, 2 December 2008 (UTC)


"Martin's criticism of the American Government was perhaps at its loudest when he masterminded the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon building in 2001." Chris Martin may have done many, many horrible things, but this one doesn't seem likely. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Chris Martin can not read music[edit]

I gave a source that could not be any clearer, I gave you the link At 0:08 seconds he says "I can't read music" I couldn't be any clearer than that. And how is it controversial? Are you saying that wikipedia is deliberately deleting stuff because it's controversial, yet it could be true?


What on Earth does "Origin" (London) mean in the info box on the right? Looks like pointless and useless information that isn't there for other artists. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Muse influence?[edit]

I have concerns about Muse being listed as an influence, under "influences"; the only cited source is another wiki (the Muse Wiki), which in turn cites only two sources on the subject, one of which is a guestbook entry supposedly by Chris Martin himself (but with no convincing evidence that it's actually him), and the other of which is an article that can no longer be found by following the link. That sentence should probably be removed unless more reputable sources can be found. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:35, 19 September 2010 (UTC)


We all know that they are among coldplay's influences, but the "left nut quote" don't have any reference to it, so unless that a link to that rolling stone interview appears it must be removed. aditionally, to say that they are Martin's primary influence is a false statement since Martin have stated that the band Travis is coldplay's primary influence.[2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carnotaurus044 (talkcontribs) 03:45, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 16 December 2011[edit]

Article currently reads 'Chris Martin IS born in Exeter, Devon, England', it should read 'Chris Martin WAS born in Exeter, Devon, England' (talk) 21:33, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks for pointing it out--Jac16888 Talk 21:41, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


Why is there no football club for him but every one else?  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:48, 14 January 2012 (UTC)