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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol Mostly Credited As: Snow Patrol
Date Of Birth: 1994
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Northern Ireland/Dundee, Scotland


Formed in Dundee, Scotland, originally under the name "Shrug", Snow Patrol's unique blend of songwriting and alternative sound propelled them into the limelight in 1998 when they were signed to U.K.'s Jeepster label. Later that year, Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Mark McClelland (bass, keyboards), John Quinn (drums) released their first album, Songs for Polar Bears, in August and it quickly became a hit in the U.K. Their second album, When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, was released in April 2001 after their widely popular U.K. and European tour. After the addition of Producer Chris Lord-Alge, Snow Patrol released their junior album, Final Straw, to rave reviews and made its way to the United States were it also became a surprise success.

After 11 years with the band, bassist and keyboardist Mark McClelland left the band. He was soon after replaced with former Terra Diablo member Paul Wilson and keyboardist Tom Simpson. With the new additions, Snow Patrol joined U2's Vertigo Tour in Europe during 2005 as U2's opening act as well as performers at the London Live 8 concert. With 2 years of touring for Final Straw behind them, the members of Snow Patrol began writing and recording their fourth album, Eyes Open, which was released in May of 2006. Though their first single from the album was "Hands Open", "Chasing Cars" became a top downloaded song after being featured on the hit television show Grey's Anatomy. Due to its surprise popularity, it was released as an overlapping single in June of 2006.

Currently Snow Patrol is gearing up to start their Eyes Open tour scheduled for September.


TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 1 16x02: (Mar/15/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Bear Grylls, Snow Patrol 20x79: (May/07/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Jessica Simpson, Bill O'Reilly, Snow Patrol 15x10: (Sep/29/2006) As Themselves 
  Jennifer Lopez, Alex Smith, Snow Patrol 13x144: (Apr/29/2005) As Themselves 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Listen - Episode 4 01x08: (Apr/15/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Sarah Millican, Sugar Ray Leonard, Gok Wan, Snow Patrol 02x11: (Mar/17/2012) As Themselves 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Mark Wahlberg, Heather Morris, Snow Patrol 19x70: (Jan/09/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Tim Russert, Snow Patrol 12x09: (Sep/02/2004) As Themselves 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  November 15, 2011 12x319: (Nov/15/2011) As Themselves 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Carey Mulligan, Ed Byrne 10x03: (Nov/04/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Wereld draait door, De (2005) 
  Season 5, Episode 180 05x180: (May/20/2010) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Anne Robinson 08x06: (Jan/25/2009) As Themselves 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Snow Patrol 32x15: (Mar/17/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Mitchell and Webb, Gary Barlow, Gordon Ramsay, Zach Braff, Snow Patrol, Martha Wainwright 11x05: (Oct/06/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Vodafone TBA (2006) 
  Snow Patrol 01x01: (Apr/30/2006) As Themselves 

The Frank Skinner Show (1995) 
  Shania Twain, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Peter Andre, Jordan, Snow Patrol 08x06: (Nov/18/2004) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Grey's Anatomy Songs:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight + The Weight of Love 
All You Need Is Love + Called Out in the Dark 
Suddenly + New York 
An Honest Mistake + The Planets Bend Between Us 
Every Moment Counts + Chasing Cars 
Walk On Water (1) + Make This Go On Forever 
I Am a Tree + Open Your Eyes 
Losing My Religion + Chasing Cars 
17 Seconds + Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking 
One Tree Hill Songs:
The Show Must Go On + Chasing Cars 
Don't Take Me for Granted + How To Be Dead 
The Games That Play Us + Run 
How Can You Be Sure? + Spitting Games 
The First Cut is the Deepest + Tiny Little Fractures 
American Idol Songs:
Top 12 Male Semifinalists Perform + Chasing Cars 
Idol Gives Back + Chasing Cars 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Shadow Play + Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking 
Are We There Yet? + Chasing Cars 
The Last Battle + Run 
Verbotene Liebe Songs:
Episode #3178 + Open Your Eyes 
Episode #3175 + Chasing Cars 
Episode #3039 + Open Your Eyes 
Sport Relief Songs:
Sport Relief 2012 + Chasing Cars
+ New York 
Cold Case Songs:
The War at Home + Chocolate
+ Grazed Knees 
The Promise + Run 
What About Brian Songs:
Pilot + Chocolate 
Comic Relief Songs:
Funny for Money - Part 1 + Fallen Empires 
The Vampire Diaries Songs:
After School Special + New York 
Know Thy Enemy + Give Me Strength 
Six Feet Under Songs:
Grinding The Corn + How to Be Dead 
Hollyoaks Songs:
Sexy Sasha + Shut Your Eyes 
Bedsheet Blues + How To Be Dead 
Fight Of Fancy + Wow 
Hidden Palms Songs:
Pilot + It's Beginning To Get Me 
Watch and Listen Songs:
Listen - Episode 4 + New York 
ER Songs:
Ames v. Kovac + Open Your Eyes 
Bloodline + Open Your Eyes 
Twenty-One Guns + Open Your Eyes 
The 4400 Songs:
The Ballad Of Kevin & Tess + Open Your Eyes 
Saved Songs:
Family + Open Your Eyes 
The Black Donnellys Songs:
Pilot + Open Your Eyes 
Being Erica Songs:
The Importance of Being Erica + Open Your Eyes 
Rescue Me Songs:
Brains + Run 
NY-LON Songs:
Something about Love + Run 
Something About Chemicals + Spitting Games 
Jericho Songs:
Home (Pilot) + Run 
A Gifted Man Songs:
In Case of Co-Dependents + Run 
Brothers & Sisters Songs:
The Road Ahead + Shut Your Eyes 
Medical Investigation Songs:
Price of Pleasure + Somewhere a Clock is Ticking 
Bones Songs:
The Man on the Fairway + Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking 
Drop Dead Gorgeous Songs:
Series 1, Episode 2 + Spitting Games 
The Loop Songs:
Pilot + Spitting Games 
Torchwood Songs:
Greeks Bearing Gifts + Spitting Games 
Everything Changes + Spitting Games 
North Shore Songs:
Tessa + Spitting Games 
Entourage Songs:
Busey and the Beach + Tiny Little Fractures 
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Trivia

"Run" has been Snow Patrol's most sucessful single in the United States (as of June 2006), reaching #14 on the US Hot 100 charts.

In the UK, "Ask Me How I Am" has been Snow Patrol's most successful single, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart.

Prior to their success, Snow Patrol used to pretend to be members of Belle & Sebastian to get into the Glasgow School of Art Student Union for free.

Lead vocalist Gary Lightbody is also a part of the band The Reindeer Section.

Snow Patrol has been part of the Interscope, MCA Music, Inc., and Polydor record labels since their formation in 1994.

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