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Overview (4)

Born in Battle, East Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameThomas Oliver Chaplin
Nickname Tommy
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Chaplin was born on March 8, 1979 in Battle, East Sussex, England as Thomas Oliver Chaplin. He has been married to Natalie since June 2011.

Spouse (1)

Natalie (June 2011 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Usually wears a white belt during performances
Wears 80s clothing during concerts

Trivia (8)

As children, they were looked after by a lady named Cherry Keane. This was eventually shortened to Keane
Keane formed in 1997 at a Kent public school called Tonbridge. Tom is the singer in the band. His bandmates are keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley and drummer Richard Hughes.
Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]
At one gig (Nottingham, February 2004), he told the audience he was drinking lemon tea to sooth his voice.
Keane won the 2005 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriters of the Year.
Keane's album "Hopes and Fears" won the 2004 Q Best Album Award and the 2005 Brit Award for British Album.
Keane won the 2005 Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act.
Cancelled the North American tour in August 2006 due to drug abuse problems. He then went to rehab at the Priory Clinic in London until October 2006. He is still receiving treatment after leaving rehab.

Personal Quotes (3)

People often say that they wish they'd been around in the 60s but we're happy just where we are. We love rock's back catalogue, and now we've got a chance to add to it. After all, tunes never go out of fashion.
We've never thought of ourselves as big rock stars, doing the 'A' list thing with celebs hanging off us. That's exciting, but our music kind of demands we keep ourselves as normal as possible. The fact we don't have that superstar image helps people relate to us. People relate to rock 'n' roll stars because rock 'n' roll's exciting and there's a big story to it, but it's not us. We have normal problems. I'm the same person I was before, just a lot busier and a lot luckier.
I'm not a great bookworm, but I like music biogs. I've just embarked on Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Allliance, which is interesting so far. It's one of those great stories that you want to get insight into. I saw Morrissey on Jonathan Ross's chat show recently and it dispelled the whole myth for me a little bit. He seems like a slightly different person now: a bit of a sad character. It's a bit like seeing Paul McCartney - the way he is now, you don't connect him to the mythology of The Beatles, in a way. Believe it or not, I quite like reading poetry. I have Sylvia Plath's Ariel in my bathroom, which is one of my favourite books of all time. It's only got about 15 poems in it, but - and this is going to sound terrible - every time I go to the bog I read one. They never get boring and they're so inspiring: so angry and hard. Her take on the world was totally unique. And she probably keeps me regular.

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