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    Jonny Buckland hires X Factor's Daniel Pierce for wedding slot

    jonny2008a.jpgIf you were the guitarist in Coldplay, who would you book to play at your wedding? Maybe you'd try asking your frontman Chris Martin if he'd perform a solo set, or rope in a celebrity pal like Jay-Z or Beyonce.


    But not Jonny Buckland, who is so down-to-earth he instead plumped for Daniel Pierce, writes the Sun today, as he wed his longterm girlfriend, jewellery maker Chloe Lee-Evans, in front of close family and friends in London on Saturday. Buckland and his new wife already have a two-year-old daughter, Violet.


    Daniel Pierce, or as he's better known, the one with the mohawk from X Factor used to be in Popstars: The Rivals reality band One True Voice. Since getting the boot from this year's X Factor Daniel has fronted a covers band at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other events...

    And, apparently, they're actually pretty good. A guest at Jonny's wedding to long-term girlfriend Chloe on Saturday said: "It was a shock when we saw who was doing the music. I couldn't believe that the guitarist in the world's biggest band would hire someone from X Factor and Popstars: The Rivals to perform covers. Daniel was really good though. He had everyone up dancing. It was a great day. Jonny said he'd booked the band but had no idea who would be fronting it."


    Coldplay have a long-held fascination with X Factor and have regularly said they like the show. Only last weekend they sent contestant Stacey Solomon a signed poster and a hand- written note wishing her all the best.


    Jonny is one of the nicest fellas I've met in the music business. His wedding was typical of him, a low-key affair with only close family and friends invited and no glossy magazine deal or hangers-on. His Coldplay bandmates - Chris, Guy and Will were there. He did allow himself one excess though - booking London's plush One Marylebone venue for the bash. It costs around £30,000 to hire. The guest added: "They had obviously spent a lot of money and it looked really romantic with all the high ceilings and the flowers decorating it."


    At least he saved a bit on the entertainment...




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