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September 10, 2014 / submitted by Maedeh, Iran
Q.  You said Roadie #42 is in ASFOS video but I've never seen him so I can't recognize him. Would you help me find him in the video?

The first sighting is 31 seconds in. You can see him over Chris' left shoulder (looking at the screen, on the right under the traffic lights) behind the man with shades. He is wearing spectacles and carrying a bag over his shoulder & overtakes them.
That should be enough but if you still can't spot him, coldplaying.com have a photo.



August 21, 2014 / submitted by Nathan, Netherlands
Q.  Hey Oracle,

Why does Chris Martin after, I don't know, 10 years of playing his Yamaha GT20 pianos, suddenly switch to a different one?

Greetings from Holland
Nathan.

Given Miller is Chris' keyboard technician (and all round genius with a bunch of technology), I asked him about the current key situation.
"This new one can 'play itself' in A Sky Full Of Stars and Magic. What it plays is actually a midi recording of Chris playing the song in rehearsals". He's actually had it since the Christmas Lights video where we did the same trick".
It plays in time with the song and the screens because of Miller's clever synching.



April 2, 2014 / submitted by Nick, United Kingdom
Q.  R42 refers to his keyboard station. Is he responsible for setting off the bands click tracks, etc? And does he actually play some of the stuff we hear?

Roadie #42, a.k.a Miller, began roadie life first and foremost as Chris' keyboard tech. His job titles have included Midi Technician, Videographer, Pro Tools as well as #42. He does sometimes set off click tracks - as does Will - but he doesn't play anything live though Matt McGinn has been heard playing guitar off-stage. Miller always has so many things to do whether at the studio, at the show or for the website.


April 25, 2013 / submitted by Sarah, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!

Recently I've found myself wondering about the roadies... if Will's drum tech is Bash and Chris's and Jonny's guitar techs are Hoppy and Matt McGinn (respectively), then is it safe to assume that Guy has a bass tech? And if so, what would this roadie's name or nickname be?

Paul Newman is Guy's bass tech but also a chap called Chris Heitzman on the last tour.
By the way, Neill Lambert is also a backline technician covering keyboard & digital.



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