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Encyclopedia > Will Champion
Will Champion
Born 31 July 1978 (1978-07-31) (age 29)
Flag of England Southampton, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Drummer, Musician
Instrument(s) Drums, Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Label(s) Parlophone, Capitol
Associated
acts
Coldplay

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Champion was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England where his father, Timothy Champion, is professor of archaeology at the University of Southampton. Having two teacher parents led him to be musically inclined. As a youth, his musical influences included Tom Waits and traditional Irish folk music. He grew up playing guitar, but also had experience on the piano, bass, and tin whistle. Before joining Coldplay, he performed in a band called Fat Hamster. For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the magazine about archaeology, see Archaeology (magazine). ... The University of Southampton is a university situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of Great Britain. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Irish music is a folk music which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century, when many other traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... The tin whistle, also called the tinwhistle, whistle, pennywhistle, or Irish whistle, is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument. ...


He attended the Cantell secondary school in Basset Southampton and The Royal Hospital School, Suffolk before studying anthropology at University College London, where he met his future bandmates and formed Coldplay, despite having no experience on the drums. The multi-instrumentalist picked up the drums quickly and earned fulltime duties on the band. According to lead singer Chris Martin, "Will is like a human jukebox, he's more a guitarist than a drummer. Me and Will used to sit on the stairs at our halls of residence and he'd know more songs than anyone. You name it, he'd play it." Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Affiliations University of London Russell Group LERU EUA ACU Golden Triangle G5 Website http://www. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Coldplay musician. ... A Zodiac jukebox A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ...


In Autumn 2004, Champion and Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman guested on a-ha keyboardist Magne Furuholmen's first solo album, Past Perfect Future Tense. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a Scottish musician and a member of the group Coldplay. ... a-ha is a Grammy Award-nominated band from Norway. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Magne Furuholmen Picture By Pam Torrance Magne Furuholmen (Mags) (born November 1, 1962, Oslo), is best known as the guitarist/keyboardist in a-ha. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


Champion was the first Coldplay member to marry: He married Marianne Dark, a teacher, in 2003. Their first child, a girl called Ava, was born on April 14th, 2006.


Champion is a fan of Southampton F.C. and he is a season ticket holder at the South Coast team. For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ...


References

  • Roach, Martin (2003). Coldplay: Nobody Said It Was Easy. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9810-8.

External links

  • Official Coldplay site
  • Official Fansite
  • Coldplay Wiki

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Will Champion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
William Champion (born 31 July 1978) is the drummer of the band Coldplay.
Champion was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England where his father, Timothy Champion, is professor of archaeology at the University of Southampton.
Champion studied anthropology at University College London, where he met his future bandmates and formed Coldplay, despite having no experience on the drums.
UO Stratics - A Guide to Champion Spawns (1611 words)
The Champion is a very tough breed of monster, that can be quite hard to kill, but it will be rewarding in the long run.
There will always be one location in the Dungeons and one location in the Lost Lands which is active though, more locations can be active depending on how many players are in the Dungeon and Lost Lands areas.
Once all six skulls are in place, The Harrower will spawn in a random Felucca dungeon and a dark moongate leading to the entrance of that dungeon will appear on the altar.
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