Snow Patrol Biography (Wikipedia)
Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Scotland in 1994, 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). 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 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.
- Snow Patrol - Runhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0f7c.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0f7c.jpg2018-06-29T09:51:16.000ZLovely acoustic version of the classic live at the Quay Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06cdc03
Snow Patrol - Run
- Snow Patrolhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p068dh8r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p068dh8r.jpg2018-06-27T22:59:00.000ZNorthern Irish rockers conquer Coventry's main stage.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06b59rk
- Snow Patrol - Empresshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0vw4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0vw4.jpg2018-06-27T15:37:43.000ZLovely acoustic performance live at The Quay Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06c7gft
Snow Patrol - Empress
- Snow Patrol - What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0xss.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06h0xss.jpg2018-06-27T15:36:14.000ZGorgeous version of song from new album live at the Quay Sessions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06c7g9k
Snow Patrol - What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
- Full Interview: Gary Lightbody with Rigsyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686gd8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686gd8.jpg2018-05-28T18:00:00.000ZSnow Patrol frontman chats to Rigsy about why it has taken seven years for the new album.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0686fl5
Full Interview: Gary Lightbody with Rigsy
- "The greatest feeling I've ever had."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686m6h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686m6h.jpg2018-05-28T18:00:00.000ZGary Lightbody overcame severe writer's block to finish the song 'Life on Earth'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0686fqt
"The greatest feeling I've ever had."
- Make friends with the things that scare ushttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686lmw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0686lmw.jpg2018-05-28T18:00:00.000ZGary Lightbody from Snow Patrol opens up to Rigsy about the demons he's been befriending.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0686jpf
Make friends with the things that scare us
- Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody: "Paul McCartney showed us how to play bass!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06847rn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06847rn.jpg2018-05-24T17:47:00.000ZJo and Simon run through some of Snow Patrol's most memorable gigs.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06846d4
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody: "Paul McCartney showed us how to play bass!"
Snow Patrol Tracks