5 oracle items tagged as matt
November 27, 2014 / submitted by Maedeh, Iran
Q.  I'm dying to read Roadie's book but it's not available here x( HOW CAN I GET ONE? PLEASE HELP

Matt says it's available from Amazon.

October 20, 2014 / submitted by Juan, Argentina
Q.  Hi there Oracle! First of all I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write back to us every day, I really enjoy reading this section. So here is my question: who plays the instruments that the guys don't play on the live performances? Or do they have a pre-recorded track for those instruments? Thank you! I hope you come to Argentina soon!

They're pre-recorded with the exception of Matt McGinn playing guitar from off stage on occasion. Notably during Yellow on a tour that Chris put his guitar down in favour of hands-free.

August 13, 2014 / submitted by Angie, Peru
Q.  Hi Oracle. :-D
I need you to answer these questions, it would be very important to me.
1. I was browsing online and saw the image of a book: Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay by Matt McGinn, and let me know if still for sale ...
2. Violin or bass?? I love those two instruments, but they will only going to give me one for my birthday. Which would you choose? which brands you recommend?
Thanks dear, funny and beautiful Oracle,
P.S: greetings from Peru, we love you.

Matt's book is still available and should be easy to buy online. If you look on Amazon, I'm sure you'll find it.
Personally I prefer the bass but I love the violin if played well. I imagine it's harder to play the violin. It can sound AWFUL if not played well.
I would definitely consider how easy a violin is to carry around though. It's not going to cause many problems getting from A to B.

April 1, 2014 / submitted by Dean, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, can you please ask Matt McGinn what Jonny's new amps are that he's been using for the recent shows since the iTunes gig? How come he's abandoned his trusty Fender Devilles?


Your wish is my command...
"Not abandoned, don't worry - it's the same rig, we just put the speakers in soundproof isolation boxes away from the stage, so the audience didn't get their ears blown apart in the small room."

June 25, 2010 / submitted by Jeroen, Belgium
Q.  In the live 2003 version of Yellow, who is playing the acoustic guitar? Because Jonny's playing the lead and Chris doesn't have a guitar.. Is it a recorded track maybe?


It's not a pre-recorded backing track; it was Matt McGinn, Jonny's guitar tech and now author of Roadie . Chris asked him to play the guitar part from off stage which Matt writes about in his book from page 49.