Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.
Chris Martin was born in Whitestone, Exeter, Devon, England, 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 was educated at the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School where he found his passion for music. After Exeter Cathedral School, Martin boarded at Sherborne School, a boys' independent school in Dorset and where he met future Coldplay manager Phil Harvey. Also, at Sherborne School, he co-created a band called Bunga, that lasted for 2 years, with guitarists Ben Laidlow and Simon Clark, bass player Gavin Reece-Smith, and drummer Ralph Cree.
Martin continued his studies at University College London, staying at Ramsay Hall, where he read Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honours degree in Greek and Latin. Here, he also met future Coldplay bandmates Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman...
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