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After failing woefully to secure a global audience for pretty much a decade, Snow Patrol broke in to the mainstream with 2003’s Last Straw, a mega-selling album that showcased the band’s fondness for epic, melancholic rock and roll. The group experienced originally stuck nearer to the pop world, liberating quirky albums that required even more cues from Belle & Sebastian than Coldplay (to whom the music group would later attract many evaluations). Last Straw became a turning stage, nevertheless, paving just how for the achievement of 2006’s Eye Open — especially its world-wide hit solitary, “Chasing Vehicles” — along with the band’s potential function. Although originally from North Ireland, co-founders Gary Lightbody and Tag McClelland relocated to Scotland throughout their teenage years to wait college. While their studies at the University or college of Dundee in 1994, they started composing music under a number of different music group titles, including Shrug and Polar Carry. The duo ultimately used the Snow Patrol moniker and enlisted Jonny Quinn to try out drums in 1997. Twelve months later on, Snow Patrol authorized with Jeepster Information, a little label located in London, and released the debut work Tunes for Polar Bears. Snow Patrol’s target audience was modestly developing, as well as the trio relocated to Glasgow upon graduation. Their second full-length recording, When It’s AROUND We Still Need to Clear Up, premiered in Apr 2001. Jeepster fell the music group from its roster that same calendar year, nevertheless, prompting Lightbody to blow off vapor by developing the Reindeer Section, a Scottish supergroup offering associates of Mogwai and Belle & Sebastian. He also continuing writing music for Snow Patrol, including a appealing ballad entitled “Work.” After guitarist Nathan Connolly became a member of the group in 2002, Snow Patrol agreed upon a agreement with Fiction Information and began documenting a new record alongside manufacturer Chris Lord-Alge. With the energy ballad “Operate” portion as its lead one, Last Straw became the band’s discovery hit, rotating off four Best 40 singles within the U.K. and finally selling a lot more than four million copies world-wide. Regardless of the band’s developing achievement, founding member Tag McClelland remaining in March 2005, efficiently downgrading Snow Patrol to some trio made up of Lightbody, Quinn, and Connolly. Soon thereafter, previous Terra Diablo bass participant Paul Wilson and touring keyboardist Tom Simpson had been permanently put into the lineup, as well as the group honed its extended sound by starting shows within the Western calf of U2’s Vertigo Tour. Upon the tour’s conclusion, they returned towards the studio room and developed the slickly industrial Eyes Open, that was released world-wide in-may 2006. Twelve months later, with an effective run through THE UNITED STATES under their belt and an long lasting one, “Chasing Vehicles,” preserving their existence on the air, Eyes Open up was certified silver in america. It later increased to platinum position, getting the band’s most effective discharge in the us. Snow Patrol also became the very first U.K. rock and roll action in 13 years to break right into the very best Five from the Billboard singles graphs, a feat they searched for to revisit using the discharge of 2008’s 100 Mil Suns. Led with the one “GET BACK the town,” 100 Million Suns highlighted an focus on positive, intimate lyrics, a thing that Gary Lightbody acquired pointedly shunned before. The music group joined U2 on the highway once again, this time around playing stadiums in European countries and America through the summer months of 2009. Instead of record another record following the tour, nevertheless, they thought we would discharge the comprehensive Until now, a compilation spanning Snow Patrol’s 15-yr background. Lightbody and Simpson also teamed up to compile a combination recording, LateNightTales, which presented the band’s personal undertake INXS’ “New Feeling.” Lightbody accepted to a annoying episode of writer’s stop before getting into the group’s 6th studio room recording, 2011’s Fallen Empires.

Quick Facts


Full Name Snow Patrol
Awards UK Festival Award for Most Memorable Moment
Music Songs Chasing Cars, Run, Open Your Eyes, Just Say Yes, Called Out in the Dark, Set The Fire To The Third Bar, You're All I Have, Signal Fire, Crack the Shutters, Spitting Games, You Could Be Happy, This Isn't Everything You Are, Shut Your Eyes, New York, Hands Open, The Lightning Strike: What If This Storm Ends? / The Sunlight Through the Flags / Daybreak, Chocolate, How To Be Dead, If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It, In the End, Starfighter Pilot, An Olive Grove Facing the Sea, Little Hide, The Planets Bend Between Us, One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed, Make This Go On Forever, Ask Me How I Am, Lifening, One Night Is Not Enough, Grazed Knees, Velocity Girl, Fifteen Minutes Old
Albums Eyes Open, Final Straw, Fallen Empires, A Hundred Million Suns, Songs for Polarbears, When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, Live at Somerset House, Up to Now, Greatest Hits, Late Night Tales: Snow Patrol, Starfighter Pilot, Live and Acoustic at Park Ave., iTunes Live from London, [email protected], iTunes Live: London Festival '09, The Trip: Created by Snow Patrol, A Hundred Million Suns (Live From London)
Nominations Brit Award for British Single, MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, Brit Award for British Group, NME Award for Best British Band, Brit Award for British Rock Act, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, MTV Australia Award for Download of the Year


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wimbledon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru 2016 Documentary performer: "Run"
Holy Hell 2016 Documentary performer: "Chasing Cars"
Bates Motel 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Lehrer 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Just Before I Go 2014 performer: "Tell Me It's OK", "I Wear Your Heart On My Sleeve"
Force 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divergent 2014 performer: "I Won't Let You Go"
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Office 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divorce 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Vampire Diaries 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Give It a Year 2013 performer: "When Love Breaks Down"
The Mistress 2012/I performer: "Chasing Cars"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy TV Series 1 episode, 2011 performer - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2012
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fina Estampa 2011 TV Series performer: "Called Out in the Dark"
Hall Pass 2011 performer: "Just Say Yes"
Just Go with It 2011 performer: "Chasing Cars"
The World's Strictest Parents 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Killers 2010 performer: "Just Say Yes"
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Last Song 2010 performer: "Shut Your Eyes"
CSI: Miami 2010 TV Series 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Cheryl Cole's Night In 2009 TV Movie performer: "Run"
Being Erica 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crashpoint - 90 Minuten bis zum Absturz 2009 TV Movie performer: "Crack the Shutters" - uncredited
In Plain Sight TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
America's Got Talent 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie performer: "Chasing Cars"
90210 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Klinik am Alex 2009 TV Series performer: "Crack The Shutters"
Gossip Girl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gavin & Stacey TV Series 1 episode, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary performer: "You're All I Have" 2005
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 performer: "You're All I Have"
The X Factor 2004-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Anatomía Unplugged 2007 TV Movie documentary performer: "Chasing Cars"
Britain's Got Talent 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2005-2007 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Spider-Man 3 2007 performer: "Signal Fire"
The Invisible 2007 performer: "Open Your Eyes", "You're All I Have"
SingStar Pop 2007 Video Game performer: "Chasing Cars"
Smallville 2007 TV Series 1 episode
The Black Donnellys 2007 TV Series 1 episode
The Nines 2007 performer: "The Finish Line" - as The Snow Patrol
Torchwood TV Series 1 episode, 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2006
Wo ist Fred? 2006 performer: "Chasing Cars"
ER 2006 TV Series 2 episodes
Jericho 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Last Kiss 2006 performer: "Chocolate"
The 4400 TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2006
One Tree Hill 2004-2006 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
What About Brian 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Loop 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bones 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Pie Presents: Band Camp 2005 Video performer: "How To Be Dead"
Rescue Me 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boy Eats Girl 2005 performer: "Spitting Games"
The Chumscrubber 2005 performer: "Run"
Entourage 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Six Feet Under 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Camp 2003 performer: "On/Off"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love, Money, Love 2000

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Themselves - Performer
The Graham Norton Show 2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Children in Need Rocks Manchester 2011 TV Movie Themselves
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performers
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series Themselves
Cheryl Cole's Night In 2009 TV Movie Themselves
Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall 2009 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Die ultimative Chartshow 2009 TV Series documentary Themselves
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2009 TV Movie Themselves
The Sunday Night Project 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Taratata 2009 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2008 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 2004-2008 TV Series Themselves
Hurricane Festival 2007 2007 TV Movie documentary
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Themselves
Saturday Night Live 2007 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Live from Abbey Road 2007 TV Series Performer
Brit Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series Themselves
2006 Greatest Hits 2006 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
2006 American Music Awards 2006 TV Special Themselves
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 2006 TV Series Themselves
Popworld 2006 TV Series Themselves
AOL Sessions 2006 TV Series
Vodafone TBA 2006 TV Series Themselves
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Themselves
T in the Park 2004 TV Movie Themselves
CD:UK 2004 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Music Nuggets 2012 TV Series Themselves

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