File:Big jonny buckland2viva.jpg|
11 September 1977|
Islington, London, England
Guitarist, musician, saxophone player, multi-instrumentalist,|
electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, lute, mandolin, vocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone|
Fender Thinline Telecaster, Gibson ES-335, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Jaguar|
Jonathan Mark "Jonny" Buckland (born 11 September 1977) is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Coldplay.
Buckland was born in Islington, London. He lived there until the age of four when his family moved to Pantymwyn, North Wales. Jonny started playing the guitar at the age of eleven, after being spurred on by The Stone Roses, Ride, George Harrison, U2, and My Bloody Valentine, while being encouraged by his older brother Tim. He was a student at Ysgol y Waun and Alun School, the latter located in the Welsh town of Mold; moving on to study astronomy and mathematics at University College London, where he also met his future bandmates—Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion (as well as their future manager Phil Harvey)—and formed Coldplay.
Buckland is noted for his sparse arrangements and use of slide. His stylistic chiming and ringing sound have led to some comparisons with the playing of U2's The Edge.
Buckland has guested on Ian McCulloch's solo album Slideling and made a cameo appearance with band mate Chris Martin in the film Shaun of the Dead.
Buckland largely uses the Telecaster Thinline 72' as his primary electric guitar, as seen mainly in the albums Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, X&Y, and Mylo Xyloto. Buckland uses the Fender Stratocaster for his secondary guitar, but he has made clear that the Telecaster series is his favorite. Buckland's guitar style is mainly based on U2's The Edge's guitar sound, which consists mainly of ringing, conservative notation, various amps and distorters, and musical rawness. Buckland's guitar-playing style has inspired many other bands to adopt a similar technique, such as The Fray's Joe King, The Killers, and Pat Monahan from Train on some songs. The Edge himself stated in an interview at Glastonbury: "[Jonny Buckland] is an inspiration to guitar players everywhere, and I am proud to know that I was one of his main influences. (laughs) It makes me feel like a real rock star."
Buckland is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Buckland was a vegetarian for some time, but eventually gave up after spending some time in Japan and, after not being able to communicate that he didn't eat meat, was served beef and found that he really liked it. Buckland's brother Tim and his band The Domino State supported Coldplay at the O2 in December 2008. Buckland had a daughter, Violet, in 2007 and a son named Jonah in 2011 with Chloe Evans, whom he eventually married in 2009.
- Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas - "Smooth"
- Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson - "Beautiful Day"
- Alicia Keys - "Fallin'"
- Jesse Harris - "Don't Know Why"
- Richard Marx & Luther Vandross - "Dance with My Father"
- John Mayer - "Daughters"
- Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson - "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
- Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines Pasdar & Dan Wilson - "Not Ready to Make Nice"
- Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"
- Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin - "Viva la Vida"
|"Smooth"* by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas|
engineered/mixed by David Thoener, produced by Matt Serletic (2000)
|"Beautiful Day"* by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)|
engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2001)
|"Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)|
engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2002)
|"Don't Know Why"* by Norah Jones|
engineered/mixed by Jay Newland; produced by Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Norah Jones (2003)
|"Clocks" by Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin)|
engineered/mixed by Coldplay, Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian; produced by Coldplay & Ken Nelson (2004)
|"Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles and Norah Jones|
engineered/mixed by Al Schmitt, Mark Fleming, & Terry Howard; produced by John R. Burk (2005)
|"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III)|
engineered/mixed by Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, produced by Green Day & Rob Cavallo (2006)
|"Not Ready to Make Nice"* by Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison)|
engineered/mixed by Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd; produced by Rick Rubin (2007)
|"Rehab"* by Amy Winehouse|
engineered/mixed by Tom Elmhirst, Vaughan Merrick, Dom Morley, Mark Ronson & Gabriel Roth; produced by Mark Ronson (2008)
|"Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant|
engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante; produced by T Bone Burnett (2009)
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