Keane – rock band from the United Kingdom.
The British rock group, which later was renamed Keane, began its artistic career in Battle, England. Initially, the band was called Lotus Eaters. The year of the band formation is 1995. Today’s name Keane was given to the group in 1997 when Thomas Chaplin joined in.
Before Tom joined the band, Keane mostly performed covers of the hit songs by such famous groups as The Beatles and U2. Chaplin helped the band make a real breakthrough. Together they started creating their own songs. The first single recorded by the band was “Call Me What You Like” (1999). Together with “Closer Now” and “Rubbernecking”, it was featured in the band’s first amateur album, which sold only 500 copies.
In 2001, using the money the band made from the first album sales, Keane recorded their second single “Wolf at the Door”. Things seemed to be going well but soon the leading guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of the group, Dominic Scott, left the band due to some differences with other members. After his leave, the group had to change the sound and use the piano as the leading instrument. This was the turning point, which helped Keane create an original style, which later brought them popularity.