The Black Keys
The Black Keys is an American rock band from Ohio, U.S.A. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (vocalist/guitarist) and Patrick Carney (drummer/producer).
Named after a schizophrenic artist The Black Keys rose to fame through their love of music during high school, recording their first album in Carney’s basement and from this the band’ notoriety grew quickly.
Further hits Thickfreakness (2003) and The Six Parts Seven/The Black Keys EP (2003) ensured the band stayed popular, and by the mid 2000s the band had achieved a high-profile status, playing to President Barack Obama in 2008 along with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.
The Black Keys went on to win an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video and also received three Grammys in 2011.