Keane is an indie rock-pop band from East Sussex, England. The band is formed of Tim Rice-Oxley (piano, backing vocals), Tom Chaplin (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Hughes (drums, percussion) and Jesse Quin (bass guitar, percussion. The guitarist Dominic Scott was in the band until 2001.
Keane began in 1997 with Tim Rice-Oxley playing in a tribute band called Lotus Eaters before Chris Martin (from Coldplay) asked he would join newly created Coldplay.
Achieving initial fame with their first album Hopes and Fears (2004), Keane became successful with their music which followed from the wave of indie-pop bands such as Coldplay and Snow Patrol at the time.
Hit singles from the album were "Somewhere Only We Know" and "Everybody’s Changing" both featuring in the top five of the UK Album Chart in 2004. The album also went 9x platinum.
After the success of their first album, Keane began work on their second studio album Under the Iron Sea, however; the album was subsequently delayed while Tom Chaplin entered into re-hab.
In 2006, Tickets for Keane proved popular and they tour South America as well as performed at Wembley Stadium, London.
In 2008, Keane found their way with their third studio album Perfect Symmetry (2008). It was awarded Best Album of the Year by the readers, listeners and visitors of Q Magazine, Q Radio and Qthemusic.com and received critical acclaim from the likes of alternative radio BBC 6 Music.
In the late 2000’s, further success followed the band with the release of Night Train EP (2010) and the band began making Strangeland, their new album (2012).