7 oracle items tagged as davide rossi
January 5, 2015 / submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle, I'm curious about the song Yes. Who played the violin in that song?

Davide Rossi played all the string arrangements and also the electric violin on Yes.

September 11, 2014 / submitted by Liam, Canada
Q.  Hey Mr. Oracle, I was just wondering. Due to his heavy involvement (6 of 10 tracks on VLV, 10 of 14 tracks on MX, and 1 track on GS) on the more recent LPs, would I be correct in saying Davide Rossi is an unofficial member of the band?

No you would not be correct because a collaborator, producer, additional musician etc. doesn't automatically become a member of a band no matter what their involvement. Davide is the band's violin, electric violin & string arranger but he actually has his own band - Black Submarine.

August 18, 2014 / submitted by Michael, United Kingdom
Q.  To The Oracle
Paradise (an awesome song, from an awesome album, from an awesome band) has some strings in it. Are they 'real' or from a string synthesizer?

Davide Rossi arranged the strings for Paradise. When the band plays live, the strings aren't live but Davide's original strings are on backing tape.

July 14, 2014 / submitted by Max, United States of America
Q.  Who does the strings on Rainy Day? It's probably one of Coldplay's best songs, in my opinion.

All string arrangements / performances on Rainy Day are by Davide Rossi. Davide has been arranging strings with the band for a while now but his website hasn't yet been updated to include his more recent Coldplay collborations.

March 10, 2011 / submitted by Thibault, France
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I'm wondering something. The man who put strings on Viva, is he the same guy that put them on Rainy Day?

Indeed it is the same guy and that guy is Davide Rossi.

January 29, 2010 / submitted by Aimee, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

I've been listening to H4HN's A Message 2010. It's wonderful! I love that the whole band is playing strings. Who's the artist playing the violin? I didn't recognize him on the telecast.


It's the same talented guy who collaborated with the band on Viva and Prospekt's March; Davide Rossi.

January 13, 2009 / submitted by Charlie, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, I travelled to Denver, Colorado from Bath, UK to see Coldplay on the 21st November 2008 with my Dad as he was the pilot and was the best thing ever!! The show was incredible enough for me to go and see them in Manchester as well. I will also be seeing them at Wembley.

Anyway, is it true that a Caroline Dale played the cello on the song Rainy Day. I know that on the album it says all string arrangements by Davide Rossi, its just that I happen to know Caroline and she mentioned to me that she played on it?
Thank you

Wow that's a cool way to go to a show!
Caroline did play cello on an early version of the track but as Prospekt's March E.P sleeve notes state, "all strings Davide Rossi", that includes cello.