A long distance wedding performance, continued #3


Coldplay are a polarising musical unit. People seem to love or loathe them and their work, their casual live approach, Chris Martin’s falsetto and expansive, regular grin. I do have a couple of Coldplay albums in my collection — and indeed perform ‘The Scientist’ as part of my acoustic setlist which regularly goes down well with most audience age groups. I was delighted to learn that Barbara had added the song to her ceremony music request list.

While I usually perform ‘The Scientist’ alone, I quickly envisaged string accompaniment and asked Tarryn if she felt like joining me. Seldom one to pass up the opportunity to play music she said yes, and it was a joy to work with her again on a fresh rendition of a familiar song.

So, here’s me on the Cole Clark FL3 and Tarryn on the viola (I’m sure T could share the instrument’s provenance if anyone is interested):

‘The Scientist’ (Martin, Buckland, Berryman, Champion), performed by Michael & Tarryn.