Band: Snow Patrol
Gear: SVT-4PRO, SVT-810E
Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, Brit pop/rock sensation Snow Patrol enjoyed moderate charting success in their homeland and in the UK. But it wasn’t until 10 years after their formation did the band score internationally with the 2004 release of Final Straw and the runaway hit singles “Chocolate” and “Spitting Games,” selling two million copies in England alone.
Gifted with uncommon song crafting maturity and the ability to construct atmospheric songs that recall U2 and Radiohead, Snow Patrol’s critically lauded body of work has made them one of the most bankable alt pop bands of the last decade.
Though not an original member of Snow Patrol (he replaced co-founding member/bassist Mark McClelland in 2005), Paul Wilson was a vital creative component in the band’s 2006 album, Eyes Open, which hit #1 in Ireland and New Zealand, as well as Top 30 on rock charts worldwide.’