January 15, 2013 - submitted by Amelia, United Kingdom

Q. Phil Harvey is always referred to as the 'fifth member of Coldplay' but do you know if he regrets not ever becoming an actual member of Coldplay, as in an onstage member?
Thanks, and Happy Christmas!


The Oracle replies:

There was never a time that Phil was considering that position, so no, he doesn't.
He's as much part of the band as Chris, Jonny, Will & Guy but it's always been behind the scenes. Phil has appeared in videos and onstage as Elvis during Christmas Lights but Phil has never been in the band as a playing musician.
He is musical though which is why his input is such an integral part of the role of 5th member.