Keane (formed in 1995) is an English alternative rock band. The line-up of the band is Tim Rice-Oxley (bassist and pianist), Tom Chaplin (vocals) and Richard Hughes (drums). The original guitarist, Dominic Scott, left the band in 2001.


The parents of the Rice-Oxley and the Chaplin families became friends, when their children were young, as did their children. Tom Chaplin's family owns the Vinehall School in Robertsbridge, where his father was headmaster for 25 years. Later, they attended Tonbridge School, a private school in Kent, where they both discovered their love of music.

In 1995, Tim formed a band with Dominic, whilst he was studying for a Classics degree at University College, London. With Richard on drums, the band named themselves The Lotus Eaters and started out as a covers band, playing songs by The Beatles and U2.

Chris Martin invited Tim to join Coldplay in 1997, but the pianist declined. Tom joined the band that same year, and took over Tim's role as lead vocalist. The band changed their name to Cherry Keane, after an old friend of the Rice-Oxley and Chaplin family, who had left money for the Chaplin family after her death from cancer.

Keane's first live gig was at the Hope & Anchor pub in Islington, London. For the next two years, the band played a number of pub gigs in and around London.

The band released their debut single, 'Call Me What You Like' on their own record label, Zoomorphic. Only 500 copies were pressed and the CD was sold at Keane's gigs. Their second release was 'Wolf At The Door', which was limited to 50 copies.

In 2001, Keane signed a publishing deal with BMG. In 2002, a gig at the Betsey Trotwood was watched by Simon Williams of Fierce Panda Records, who released the band's first commercial single, 'Everybody's Changing'. Keane were eventually signed by Island Records in 2003. 'This Is the Last Time' was to be their final release on Fierce Panda.


Keane's first single for Island was 'Somewhere Only We Know', which reached number three in the UK charts. The debut album, Hopes and Fears, was released in May 2004 in the UK and became the second biggest album in the UK, losing out to the Scissor Sisters. In 2005, Keane won the Best British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards and Tim Rice-Oxley won an Ivor Novello for his songwriting skills.

Keane performed at the London leg of the 2005 Live 8 concert and they are also patrons of the War Child charity.

Keane's second album, Under the Iron Sea was released in 2005. The first single from the album was 'Is It Any Wonder?' and the band also released a download-only music video for 'Atlantic'. They then released 'Crystal Ball' and 'Nothing In My Way' as singles. 'The Night Sky' was released as a fundraiser for War Child.

In 2006, Tom Chaplin left the band's extensive world tour to attend a rehab clinic for alcohol and drug dependency. A 9-CD box set, Keane Live '06 was released by Concert Live and sold at each Keane concert in the UK during October 2006. Tim Rice-Oxley also spent this time collaborating with Gwen Stefani on her single 'Early Winter'. He also co-wrote two further songs on her album The Sweet Escape.

Keane's third studio album was released in August 2008. The first single from Perfect Symmetry was 'Spiralling'. Tom's voice on the 'Spiralling' has been compared to that of The Killers' front man Brandon Flowers. Perfect Symmetry reached number one in the UK albums chart.

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Safe Kids Day 2016

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Notion Magazine Issue 72 Launch Party - Outside Arrivals

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Hatty Keane - Actors and Celebrities attends the opening night world premiere of "The Pass" at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th March 2016


Oscar Wilde Awards 2016

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Stars Condemn U.k. Politicians Over Syrian Airstrikes

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Members of Parliament (MPs) voted on the issue following a lengthy debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday (02Dec15), and the motion to approve airstrikes in the war-torn Middle East was passed.

However, the decision, which was carried by 397 votes to 223, has sparked outrage among celebrity opponents who have gone online to condemn MPs.

Little Mix pop star Thirlwall used the band's official page to express her devastation, writing, "Truly saddened and ashamed by the vote tonight. So, so sorry to the innocent people of Syria xxjadexx," before later adding, "Can't sleep."

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Ed Sheeran Defends Lion Tattoo On His Chest

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Ed Sheeran has addressed the division in his fanbase over his newly inked lion tattoo, saying that he doesn’t care what anybody thinks and that his is the “only opinion that matters”. Well that’s cleared that up then.

Over the weekend, the 24 year old megastar took to Twitter and Instagram to show off his latest tattoo, that of a giant lion across his chest and between his nipples, with the caption ‘Halfway and ouch’ underneath it. His millions of fans quickly responded to the striking artwork, many of them not loving it at all.

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Ed Sheeran Shrugs Off Lion Tattoo Criticism

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The Thinking Out Loud hitmaker debuted a picture of his latest body art on on Tuesday (11Aug15) and the large orange and black tattoo, which sprawls across most of his chest, was met with shock and ridicule online.

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin was among those who mockEd Sheeran on, writing, "Please tell me this is a prank. Cos if it isn't, Ed Sheeran has a really bad picture of a lion on his chest forever," prompting the singer to defend his tattoo, writing, "I like it and that's the only opinion that matters."

Sheeran's inking was done by celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul at the star's home in Suffolk, England on Monday (10Aug15) and the lion, which took seven hours to complete, is "only the beginning", according to Paul.

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Lorde To Judge International Songwriting Competition

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Lorde, Tom Waits and Kesha are set to judge the International Songwriting Competition.

The 18-year-old 'Royals' hitmaker along with the iconic singer/songwriter and 'Tik Tok' singer are among some of the many high profile artists who will feature on the panel, along with British band Bastille, Swedish DJ Avicii, R&B vocal group Boyz II Men, 77-year-old legend Bill Withers, 'Somewhere Only We Know' singers Keane, dance-hall rapper Sean Paul and Run D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels.

The annual contest, which first launched in 2002, encourages songwriters to create ''something truly meaningful'' by giving away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to the 68 winners.

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Liam Payne And Louis Tomlinson Write With Keane Frontman

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Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have teamed up with Keane's Tim Rice-oxley to write a track.

The two One Direction members and the 'Somewhere Only We Know' hitmaker have penned the song 'Adeline' which has been registered under their names.

According to The Sun newspaper, a source said: ''Liam, Louis and Tim met up for a secret writing session last year.''

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Tom Chaplin Writes Song For Gay Marriage Ruling

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The singer has posted his new track, Love Wins, online just days after a court ruling in the U.S. legalised same-sex unions in all 50 states.

Chaplin's song was written around a title suggested by a fan and he shared the demo version on his page.

He writes, "A little demo based on a song title submitted by a fan and inspired by the good news of things changing in America."

Special European Performances From Laura Mvula And Keane To Screen At Glastonbury 2015 [Videos]

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While Glastonbury 2015 will provide us all with endless live entertainment on the various stages, there are some shows that are just worth re-visiting, and thus, immortalising in film. Laura Mvula and Keane are among them, and they'll have their very own European concerts screened at the cinema tent later this month.

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It's a busy five days what with all the musical talent and other stuff going on around the site, but one of the top areas to visit this year is the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee. As well as showing some classic movies like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Bladerunner', through the week there'll be newer stuff on like 'The Theory Of Everything', 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and 'Whiplash'. But also, with it being a music festival and all, this will be your chance to see some more live music action.

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Keane Live In Berlin - Trailer Trailer

Grammy nominated indie group Keane performed their greatest hits including 'Bend & Break', 'Bedshaped', 'Everybody's Changing', 'Somewhere Only We Know' and 'Crystal Ball' live in Berlin, in a concert film that will be shown at Glastonbury Festival this year, more specifically the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee on Wednesday, June 24th 2015.

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Keane's Tom Chaplin Is Going Solo

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Keane frontman Tom Chaplin is to launch a solo career.

The 36-year-old singer is reportedly preparing to release solo material after 18 years with his band following their decision to go on an extended hiatus in 2013.

A source shared: ''Tom didn't want to rush his first record. He wanted it to be perfect.

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Tim Rice-oxley Banned From Driving

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Keane rocker Tim Rice-oxley been banned from the roads for two years for drink-driving.

The keyboardist, 38, was arrested in East Sussex, England in April (14) when a roadside breath test revealed he was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.

Rice-Oxley appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court earlier this month (Jul14) and pleaded guilty to the charge.

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