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He took piano lessons which he hated. This because he had to play classic music and he thought it was boring. Later, he began playing the piano listening to The Beatles. In 2004, he won the Ivor Novello award for Best composer of the year.
In 1995, his friend Dominic Scott told him to make a band. The band was called "The Lotus Eaters". They asked Richard Hughes to play the drums. Tom Chaplin would play bass. Rice-Oxley and Chaplin had been friends since they were children. In 1997, Rice-Oxley asked Chaplin to sing. The band changed its name to "Keane". When Scott left the band in 2001, Rice-Oxley started playing piano again and recording bass separately. He still does that.
Rice-Oxley married in February 2005.
Complete list: Equipment list
- Yamaha CP70 (Piano)
- Nord Lead 3 (Synthesizer)
- Fender Precision (Bass)
- Apple Computer PowerBook G4
- Apple PowerMac G5
- Chattman, Jon (16 May 2012). "Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley Discusses New 'Personal,' 'Philosophical,' and 'Strange' Album". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-chattman/keanes-tim-riceoxley-on-n_b_1521517.html. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Nezz-Media! - Dedicated to Keane
|Tim Rice-Oxley | Tom Chaplin | Richard Hughes | Dominic Scott|
|Albums: Hopes and Fears | Under the Iron Sea | Perfect Symmetry | Strangeland|
|Extended plays: EP Live Recordings 2004 | Retrospective EP1 | Night Train | Retrospective EP2|
|Singles: "Call Me What You Like" | "Wolf at the Door" | "Everybody's Changing (Part 1)" | "This Is the Last Time (Part 1)" | "Somewhere Only We Know" | "Everybody's Changing (Part 2)" | "Bedshaped" | "This Is the Last Time (Part 2)" | "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" | "Bend and Break" | "Atlantic" | "Is It Any Wonder?" | "Crystal Ball" | "Nothing in My Way" | "A Bad Dream" | "Try Again" | "The Night Sky" | "Spiralling" | "The Lovers Are Losing" | "Perfect Symmetry" | "Better Than This" | "Stop for a Minute" | "Silenced by the Night" | "Disconnected" | "Sovereign Light Café"|
|DVDs: Hopes and Fears DVD | Strangers DVD | Under the Iron Sea DVD | Keane Live | Perfect Symmetry DVD|
|Other: List of songs by Keane|