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Keane

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Keane (from left to right): Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes
Keane are a British rock band from Battle, East Sussex, England. Their musical style resembles those of post-Britpop bands like Coldplay and Travis. The main difference between Keane and most other bands is in the line-up. They don't have a guitarist, basing their music on the piano instead.

All the members studied at Tonbridge School in Kent. They started out in college in 1997 as a covers band, playing songs by U2, Oasis, and The Beatles but soon wanted to perform their own material, and released two short-run EPs. Simon Williams of Fierce Panda Records was asked by a mutual friend to attend a Keane gig at the Betsey Trotwood in London and was so impressed that he offered to issue the band's next single. After another single on Fierce Panda, they signed to Island and released the single "Somewhere Only We Know", which reached number 3 in the UK in February 2004. Their album Hopes and Fears followed in May. It reached #1 and was the second biggest selling album of the year in the UK, after the Scissor Sisters.

The band take their moniker from the surname of a nurse who, when the members of the band were young, looked after them and inspired confidence in their musical ability.

The band won two awards at the 2005 Brit Awards - Best British album for Hopes and Fears and the British breakthrough act award, as voted by listeners of BBC Radio 1.

Contents

Band members

Discography

Albums

  1. Hopes and Fears (Island) - Released on 10th May 2004; (UK Charts: #1); US Chart: #45)

Singles

  • "Call Me What You Like" (Zoomorphic) - Released in February 2000; Availability: ~500
  • "Wolf At The Door" (Zoomorphic) - Released in June 2001; Availability: ~50
  • "Everybody's Changing" (Fierce Panda) - Released on 12th May 2003; Availability: ~1500 (UK chart: #122)
  • "This Is The Last Time" (Fierce Panda) - Released on 13th October 2003; Availability: ~4-5000
  • "Somewhere Only We Know" (Island) - Released on 16th February 2004; (UK chart: #3; US #50)
  • "Everybody's Changing" (Island) - Released on 3rd May 2004; (UK chart: #4)
  • "Bedshaped" (Island) - Released on 16th August 2004; (UK chart: #10)
  • "This is the Last Time" (Island) - Released on 22nd November 2004; (UK chart: #18)

External links

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