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Snow Patrol

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Set The Fire To The Third Bar (feat. Martha Wainwright)

Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol Biography

Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1994,[1] consisting of Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jonny Quinn (drums), and Johnny McDaid (piano, guitar, backing vocals).[2] Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement.

The band were founded at the University of Dundee in 1994 by Lightbody, Michael Morrison, and Mark McClelland as Shrug. After briefly using the name Polarbear and released the EP Starfighter Pilot (1997) and losing Morrison as a member, the band became Snow Patrol in 1997 and added Quinn to its line-up. Their first two studio albums, Songs for Polarbears (1998) and When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up (2001), were commercially unsuccessful and were released by the independent record label Jeepster Records. The band then signed to the major record label Polydor Records in 2002.

Connolly joined Snow Patrol in 2002, and after their major-label debut album, Final Straw, the following year, the band rose to national fame. The album was certified 5× platinum in the UK[3] and eventually sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Their next studio album, Eyes Open (2006), and its hit single, "Chasing Cars", propelled the band to greater international fame. The album topped the UK Albums Chart and was the best-selling British album of the year, selling over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2008, the band released their fifth studio album, A Hundred Million Suns; then, in 2009, they released their first compilation album, Up to Now; and, in 2011, released their sixth studio album, Fallen Empires. The band released their seventh album, Wildness, on 25 May 2018.

During the course of their career, Snow Patrol have won seven Meteor Ireland Music Awards and have been nominated for six Brit Awards. Since the release of Final Straw, the band have sold over 13 million records worldwide.[4]

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Snow Patrol Discography

  • 1998AlbumSongs for Polarbears
  • 2001AlbumWhen It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
  • 2003AlbumFinal Straw
  • 2004AlbumLive at Somerset House
  • 2004AlbumSnow Patrol: Sessions@AOL
  • 2005AlbumLive At The Opera House
  • 2006AlbumEyes Open
  • 2008AlbumA Hundred Million Suns
  • 2009AlbumLateNightTales: Snow Patrol
  • 2009AlbumUp to Now
  • 2009AlbumiTunes Festival: London 2009
  • 2009AlbumiTunes Live from London
  • 2010AlbumSnow Patrol
  • 2011AlbumFallen Empires
  • 2013AlbumGreatest Hits
  • 2018AlbumWildness
  • -Album2004-03-29: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
  • -Album2004-05-07: Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW, USA
  • -Album2004-09-22: Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • -Album2007-03-30: Métropolis, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • -Album2007-07-18: Dodge Theater, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • -AlbumBlack Session 2004
  • -AlbumLive at London Calling 2001
  • -AlbumLive at T in the Park 2004
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