Tom Chaplin
British musician
Tom Chaplin
Thomas Oliver "Tom" Chaplin is a singer, musician and composer, best known for being the lead singer of British band Keane.
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Keane Singer Tom Chaplin Makes Triumphant Solo Debut in America
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Releasing an album no longer guarantees success in an industry where platinum-selling singers face the same pressures as fledgling artists. Yet, when Keane frontman Tom Chaplin kicked off a 15-date North American tour in Atlanta this weekend to celebrate his solo debut, The Wave, he proved that talent and heart still matter as much as the numbers do. In a triumphant return to the U.S. after more than four years away, Chaplin raised the roof with a dozen new songs that showcased his stellar vocal abilities - and also shared stories about his recovery from drug addiction. Chaplin's 90-minute set at the Buckhead Theatre included favorites "Everybody's Changing" and "Bend and Break" from Keane's 2004 debut, Hopes and Fears, as well as the current single, "Still Waiting." The Wave's "Hardened Heart" and "Bring the Rain" (co-written by Chaplin and Max McElligott ) recalled the joyous rave-ups for which Keane is best known, while "The River" (penned with Aqualung) suggested a clearer pop di ...
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The Top Songs of 2016: A Mixtape for a Crazy Year
Huffington Post - 2 months
Some years are groovier than others. This year, music provided a steadying backbeat against the craziness of the political climate. We recoiled from depressing TV news segments and reached for the beats to keep us sane. Who knows if we will emerge from the funk in 2017? If not, we hope music continues to be our guide rope through this alternate reality. We love the artists and songs that delivered bold statements, notable comebacks and other creative noises to make 2016 bearable. Here's how the year went down: Technology majorly influenced how we discovered music. Streaming platforms put countless new releases at our fingertips, but these services also proved to be cluttered landscapes wherein quality albums by megastars like Sting or Paul Simon went largely unnoticed in the mainstream (even if Simon's whole record, especially "Proof of Love," was sublime). We were gifted with Leonard Cohen's final work (which proved interestingly dark, as its title promised) just two weeks before hi ...
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Tom Chaplin: "Therapy Informed The Writing Very Profoundly"
Huffington Post - 3 months
While writing for his solo debut, Keane frontman Tom Chaplin fell on some hard times. He slipped back into his drug addiction, became a recluse, and lost all creativity. To break the downward spiral he found himself in the singer realized he needed professional help and wholeheartedly threw himself into therapy. In doing so, what would become the album The Wave began to take shape. "I was trying to rebuild the relationships that I'd ruined, in particular with my wife and daughter," he pauses, "and with myself as well, I'd kind of destroyed that too. This informed the writing very profoundly." -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Review: Keane's Tom Chaplin bares emotions on 'The Wave'
Yahoo News - 4 months
Tom Chaplin, "The Wave" (Island Records)
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Keane makes welcome return to Tabernacle
ajc - about 4 years
Photo: Alex Lake “So good to see you after such a long time…we need to make up for lost time tonight,” Keane frontman Tom Chaplin said at the start of the band’s Tabernacle show Thursday night. He was right on both accounts. It’s been nearly eight years since Keane last played Atlanta (at the Tabernacle and Music Midtown) and the band spent its nearly two-hour set taking appreciative fans on a flawlessly executed 21-song journey through their four-album career. Though the English-based Keane has never reached the stature in the U.S. that it has achieved internationally, Chaplin noted in an interview with the AJC earlier this week that the band is nonetheless thrilled with the loyal fan base it has culled stateside. Indeed, throughout much of Thursday’s close to sold-out show, Chaplin – tall, slender, but still baby-faced – and the rest of the band (Tim Rice-Oxley on piano/keys/guitar, Richard Hughes on drums and recent addition Jesse Quin on bass) frequently …
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The evolution of Keane: ‘We’re quite a different outfit’
ajc - about 4 years
The dashing fellows of Keane. Photos: Alex Lake The last time Keane played Atlanta, there were only three members in the band, they were riding the success of their debut album, “Hopes and Fears” with the songs “Somewhere Only We Know” and “Everybody’s Changing,” and frontman Tom Chaplin was on the brink of entering rehab for drug abuse. That was 2005, when the then-trio performed at Music Midtown and The Tabernacle. Now, as they ready to return to The Tabernacle on Thursday (ticket info below), Keane is a quartet, they’re still touring behind last year’s excellent but mostly-ignored-in-the-U.S. “Strangeland” – their fourth album - and Chaplin is a content bloke, taking inspiration from Alice Cooper to swap golf for substance addictions. “We’re quite a different outfit from then. We’ve become a well-oiled machine and know our craft a lot better. We feel we’re playing better than ever,” Chaplin said Wednesday morning, checking in before the …
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Keane Manila tour: More nostalgic than exciting
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
Contrary to what the title suggests, “Strangeland,” Brit alternative pop-rock band Keane’s fourth studio album, feels more like a return to their good old melodic, piano-driven music, after it dabbled in 1980s synth-pop/electronica on its third record “Perfect Symmetry.”   Thus, the band’s recent Manila stop for its “Strangeland” world tour was more nostalgic than exciting. The tunes, though fresh off the studio, sounded comfortingly familiar.   Keane—Tom Chaplin (vocals), Tim Rice-Oxley (piano), Jess Quinn (bass guitar) and Richard Hughes (drums)—opened the show by suffusing the SM Mall of Asia Arena with the buoyant “You Are Young.” ... Keep on reading: Keane Manila tour: More nostalgic than exciting
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Pouring Over the Facts of Region's Drinking Water
Branford Patch - over 4 years
NEW HAVEN – You drink it.  Wash the dishes in it. Cook with it.  Bathe in it.  It’s there every time you turn on the faucet.  But what do you really know about your tap water? Do you know where it comes from?  How it is protected? Or what’s in it? You should. And you can. The Regional Water Authority has issued its annual quality report for the greater New Haven region today.  It answers these questions and others.   “This report provides customers with a summary of the region’s drinking water quality. Reading it, should be like reviewing the results of a physical exam with a doctor. It provides a view of the overall health of the water system. Our goal is to help you understand more about the water coming out of your tap,” said Regional Water Authority Vice President of Water Quality and Outreach Tom Chaplik. The report tells consumers the sources of drinking water in the area, explains how the Authority prepares and delivers the water and shows the results of water quality l ...
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Keane fans overload website with ticket demands
Hastings St Leonards Observer - almost 5 years
THE HASTINGS Beer and Music Festival website almost descended into meltdown as fans clamoured to get their hands on tickets to watch Keane. More than 2,500 tickets were sold within the first hour of them going on line at 9am last Friday. In the first 25 minutes, more than 1,000 fans every second were trying to connect with the website. There were 3,000 web page impressions being created a second as desperate fans tried to get their hands on tickets to see their Battle-based heroes. Festival organisers had to increase the bandwidth of their system to meet demand and kept fans updated via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. Yesterday there were around 500 on line tickets left which were expected to be snapped up by this weekend. Festival organiser Phil Astell said: “It was total chaos and we were falling into meltdown at one point. “The first 25 minutes were unbelievable - 1,000 fans every second were trying to get on to buy tickets. We were getting 350 unique visitors p ...
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TOM CHAPLIN - TOM CHAPLIN'S ADDICTION 'DEVIL'
Contact Music - almost 5 years
Tom Chaplin believes his addiction problems stem from the same ''devil'' that allow him to be a good frontman.The Keane singer spent five weeks receiving treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in 2006 and admits he had had problems for a long...
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Watch: Keane - Disconnected
Clash - almost 5 years
Keane have unveiled the new video for 'Disconnected' - and promptly found themselves banned from TV. The new single from Keane probably won't change your life. 'Disconnected' is pleasing enough, and parent album 'Strangeland' - due on May 7th - will no doubt find itself nestling in record collections across the land. But we're not in love. What really has impressed Clash though, is the new video for 'Disconnected'. Given a première at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, the clip is fuelled by a love of classic 70s horror flicks. Aspects of the cinematography recall the eeriness of Italian horror, while there's a certain naffness which can only recall Hammer or even Christopher Lee's over-the-top stint in 'The Wicker Man'. Containing plenty of passion, murder and the odd guest appearance from Keane, 'Disconnected' is well worth a watch even if the band have never been your cup of tea. - - - Shot by acclaimed direction team Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio G. Sanc ...
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Keane star: New album feels right
Belfast Telegraph - almost 5 years
Keane singer Tom Chaplin has confessed he never felt like a real frontman until now.
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Keane star: New album feels right
The Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
Keane singer Tom Chaplin has confessed he never felt like a real frontman until now.
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Sound bowling and batting - Midweek Herald
Google News - over 5 years
It was not all plain sailing after these two were dismissed in the space of two runs, but some big blows by Tom Chaplin, including a six over the pavilion, meant the tail was not exposed and a five-wicket win was completed. Sidmouth might have expected
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The X Factor 2011 - Episode 2 - Shock & Awe - TV Pixie
Google News - over 5 years
Another audition that was pure Boyle arrived when Craig Colton wandered onto the stage and managed to sing with a deep, bluesy voice even though he looked like Tom Chaplin from Keane after a rough spell. Once again - shocked expressions all round
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Queen Radio Special - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
The programs include contributions from Keane's Tom Chaplin, Dave Stewart and comedian Rhys Thomas. The series will be broadcast in the UK on Absolute Radio, Absolute '80s and Absolute Classic Rock beginning on August 22, with part two on August 23
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Absolute Radio to air Queen season - Lick Library News
Google News - over 5 years
The two part Queen feature will include exclusive interviews with both Brian May & Roger Taylor along with contributions from artists such as Tom Chaplin of Keane, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and comedian, actor and Queen impresario - Rhys Thomas
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Absolute Radio to launch Queen season - musicweek.com
Google News - over 5 years
The two one hour documentaries – which have been produced by Absolute along with TBI Media, will also feature contributions from contemporary musicians including Keane's Tom Chaplin, Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics and comedian, actor and general
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Glo self-titled album review - Blast
Google News - over 5 years
Eddie Mazzola provides a guitar heavy tempo for “Off to the Races” backed by Riccardo Cordi's voice—which sounds deliciously reminiscent of Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Tom Chaplin of Keene—and balanced by Patrick Rowan on drums
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Arrests near home of singer Joss Stone - Ct Post
Google News - over 5 years
Photo: AFP/Getty Images, BERTRAND GUAY / 2004 AFP NEW YORK - AUGUST 16: Singers Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone and Tom Chaplin of the band Keane pose for a photo during VH1's Inside Track 2004 concert at Roseland Ballroom August 16, 2004 in New York City
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Chaplin
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    His new album The Wave is set to be released on 14 October 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Chaplin uses a Hammond XK2 organ for "Hamburg Song" and "Nothing in My Way". Since May 2006, Tom has used a Yamaha CP60M for live piano parts in "A Bad Dream", "The Frog Prince" and "Crystal Ball". He also has been playing the acoustic guitar in songs like "Your Eyes Open" since the 2006 UK tour, and during 2007 acoustic solos of "Broken Toy" and "The Frog Prince". He also plays guitar in Keane's third album, Perfect Symmetry. In all of the Perfect Symmetry live shows in many songs of the album or in covers of the band make in the shows and now he is the lead guitarist of the band. Tom plays three different Fender Telecaster guitars: one red, one white and one light blue. In an interview with Keane Backline, Rice-Oxley stated that Chaplin had been interested in learning to play the theremin, but "couldn't be bothered to learn how to use it", also stating that the theremin "might be the only way of reproducing the musical saw sound" used in some tracks of Perfect Symmetry.
    On 6 September 2016, Tom announced he would be playing 8 intimate solo shows across the UK in October 2016.
    More Details Hide Details These will be the first solo gigs for 4 years.
    In August 2016, Chaplin revealed in an interview with music critic Neil McCormick that he began using drugs during the anticipation of his solo album.
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    Chaplin has stated that he intends to make a solo record in the near future, during Keane's hiatus. In January 2016, Chaplin stated that he was recording his debut solo album in Los Angeles, California, with 40 songs written and whittled down to an album's worth.
    More Details Hide Details Chaplin announced in late June that the album was complete and that it would be out soon. The album name The Wave was announced via Twitter and Facebook on 10 August 2016. The same day, Hardened Heart was released with a music video. On 25 August 2016, Quicksand was released as the first single from the album.
  • 2015
    Age 35
    Chaplin said he nearly died one night in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He said people began to give up on him, and his wife once told him she loved him in case she never saw him again. Chaplin recovered by seeing a psychoanalyst. He said the past 12 months have been the happiest of his life with his wife and daughter. Studio albums
  • 2011
    Age 31
    Chaplin was married in June 2011 and has a daughter born on 20 March 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He resides in Wittersham, Kent. Chaplin is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town and of the England cricket team.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    He told The Sun newspaper in 2010 that he had been clean of drugs since late 2006 and still drank alcohol on occasion, but in moderation, "having got my fingers burnt with it before".
    More Details Hide Details He also added that he now preferred to play golf and cricket rather than party, inspired by reading Alice Cooper's story of his own recovery from alcohol and drug problems.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 26
    On 22 August 2006, Chaplin revealed that he was receiving treatment for drug abuse problems.
    More Details Hide Details He and his bandmates cancelled their North American tour for his rehabilitation after he left their hotel in Japan with no warning, choosing to fly back to Britain alone. He left the Priory Clinic in London on 6 October, but continued to receive treatment after leaving. It was reported at the time that Sir Elton John had telephoned him to offer advice, and also that Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and Pete Doherty were receiving treatment at the same branch of The Priory, but Chaplin later stated that this was not the case.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 18
    When Hughes went to collect Chaplin a year later, on 3 July 1998, his first words were, "We've got a gig in ten days."
    More Details Hide Details This would be the band's first performance at the Hope & Anchor pub on 13 July 1998. Chaplin then began studying for a degree in art history at the University of Edinburgh, before leaving to pursue his music career in London. During their stint in London, Chaplin shared a flat with Rice-Oxley in Stoke Newington and they tried to get money for rehearsal time. Chaplin worked at a publishing company where his chief responsibility was to carry boxes. With Scott in the line-up as the lead guitarist, Chaplin had to play the acoustic guitar. Since Scott left in 2001, he primarily takes lead vocal, but also plays the organ on "Hamburg Song" during some live gigs, as well as a distorted piano for newer songs on their second album. He also took part in Band Aid 20's re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas? " in November 2004 doing a solo on the line "feed the world", something that had not been done on previous versions where all artists sang.
  • 1997
    Age 17
    In July 1997, Chaplin went to South Africa for his gap year, during which the rest of the band members were preparing themselves for a gig.
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    Chaplin was invited to join the band by Rice-Oxley, after he finally convinced the other two, in 1997, when the name The Lotus Eaters was changed to Cherry Keane, after a friend of Chaplin's mother. 'Cherry' was later removed from the name.
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    A short time later, in 1997, the band's name changed to Keane and Tom Chaplin became the lead vocalist.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on March 8, 1979.
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