Story: Jack Foley
FOLLOWING the exclusive broadcast of Keane's specially recorded
version of What A Wonderful World on the night of Red
Nose Day, the band are encouraging everyone to download the song.
click here to download the track!
Tom Chaplin of Keane said: "2005 is the year we can all
make a real difference to millions of people.
"30,000 children die needlessly due to poverty every day.
As a band we're wearing the MAKE POVERTY HISTORY wristband and
we're asking everyone to join up and download the track."
Keane are a three-piece from Battle in Sussex. Tom Chaplin (vocals),
Richard Hughes (drums) and Tim Rice-Oxley (piano) grew up together.
Their debut album, Hopes &
Fears, went straight to No 1 in the UK on its release in
May '04 and has gone on to sell nearly 4 million copies worldwide
(2 million of those in the UK alone).
Hopes & Fears has not been out of the Top 20 since
It spawned four huge hit singles: Somewhere Only We Know,
Everybody's Changing, Bedshaped and This Is The Last
Hopes & Fears was nominated for the 2004 Mercury
Music Prize and Keane won Album of the Year at the Q Awards in
At the 2005 BRIT awards Keane walked away with Best Album and
Keane have just completed a headline tour in the US, where their
album has sold over 600,000 copies.
They spent virtually all of 2004 on the road playing over 70
shows in the UK including Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival.
They toured Australia, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Austria,
Belgium, France, Holland and toured the US twice.
2005 will be no less busy with further shows around Europe and
Keane have just announced that they will headline the Wireless
Festival in London's Hyde Park on 29th June '05.