Personalities | Keane | Twenty-First Century | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1997–present)
Ever since guitarist Dominic Scott left the band in 1999, Keane – Tom Chaplin (vocals), Tom Rice-Oxley (piano, bass) and Richard Hughes (drums) – have taken the unusual route of not replacing him, supplementing their sound instead with piano. The move proved to be a wise one, as the comparatively unique sound they created has found success.
Formed, like many indie bands, as friends in their home town (Battle, Sussex), the group were lucky enough to score a single deal with Fierce Panda, a label synonymous with tipping major talent for the future. Island Records soon snapped them up, and new material and re-recorded older numbers soon littered the charts. The best example of their work is ‘Everybody’s Changing’, a chiming slice of whimsy that reached No. 4 on its UK re-release in 2004. Third album Perfect Symmetry (2008) reached UK No. 1 and was acclaimed by many critics as album of the year.
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