June 18, 2013 - submitted by Jacob, United States of America

Q. Hey Oracle!

In the Roadie entry #175, it mentioned Oldlay quite a lot. What exactly is Oldlay? Is it a spinoff of Coldplay?

Thanks, Jacob

The Oracle replies:

In Roadie #42's blog he explains that "For many years, there has been a “crew band” comprised mainly of the backline department, but filled out by anyone who fancies getting involved. Robyn’s tour manager it seems, is none other than Ali McMordie, from seminal punk heroes Stiff Little Fingers. He’s taken the bass spot on the stage and I arrive on the arena floor just as they finish a rousing cover of Anarchy In The UK".
Oldplay are the crew band. They jam for fun at sound checks.