Keane Biography

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Keane BandBand Information

Music: Alternative Rock/ Indie Rock
Country: England
Year: 1997-present


Band Line-up:

Tim Rice-Oxley
Tom Chaplin
Richard Hughes

Keane Biography

Keane are an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. The group is comprised of composer, bassist, and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, lead vocalist Tom Chaplin and drummer Richard Hughes. They are known for using a piano as their lead instrument instead of guitars.

In 2002 , Keane was discovered by Simon Wiliiams in their acoustic gig at Betsy Trotwood and asked them to put out a single on his label. Hence, the birth of their first single, "Everybody’s Changing."

Their success boomed and as often compared to the band Coldplay. Presently they have two albums: Hopes and Fears which feature the singles, "Everybody’s Changing" and "Somewhere Only We Know" and Under The Iron Sea which feature the singles "Isn’t It Any Wonder" and "We Might As Well Be Strangers." They were also nominated for a Best New Artist in the 2005 Grammy Awards.

Keane Discography

Hopes and Fears (2004)
Under the Iron Sea (2006)

Keane Trivia

The band was first known as The Lotus Eaters and Cherry Keane

Tim Rice-Oxley was asked to join Coldplay but turned them down

At one time they were a cover band for U2

In an interview with The Irish Times on June 2, 2006, Rice-Oxley was quoted as saying that the band had originally been named Coldplay, but he later denied that he ever made the comment to the interviewer.

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