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|Birth name||Jesse Joseph Quin|
3 September 1981 |
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Bass, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals, vocals, drums|
|Associated acts||Keane, Mt. Desolation, Jesse Quin & The Mets, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling|
Jesse Joseph Quin (born 3 September 1981, Bedford) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer best known as the bass player of the British rock band Keane. He is the newest and youngest member of the band.
Jesse Bedford was born on September 3, 1981. His musical talent comes also from family, since her mother is a very talented folk singer, Charity Quin. Jesse began his musical life at an early age. The first instrument he learned to play was the battery. But officially began his musical career in 2007 by forming Jesse Quin & The Mets along with some friends. Later that same year joined the staff of the Under the Iron Sea Tour of Keane as assistant tour. Quin became close friends with the, then, British trio, who invited him to touch them in a concert at Union Chapel, where he played acoustic guitar and then bass on the cover Under Pressure. Quin was invited by Keane to recordings of Perfect Symmetry and then toured with them in the Perfect Symmetry World Tour. Thus, in the studio and on tour Jesse forged a friendship with Tim, Tom and Richard, also became popular and loved by the fans. Then recorded with Keane on NIght Train and was the September 3, 2011 when it became an official member of Keane. Jesse Quin Julia is married since 2010. The wedding was attended by his colleagues and friends Keane, who performed a few songs for the couple. Jesse Quin is the father of a girl named Harper Quin, who was born in 2011. His son was born in 2013.
Life and career
Jesse's mother is the folk singer Charity Quin. His father (Rob Quin, 1953-2013) was sound engineer and ran his own sound and light company in Suffolk. Jesse grew up in Suffolk in England before moving to London. He is married to Julia Quin with whom he has a daughter named Harper.
Quin uses a Harmony acoustic guitar, a Guild Starfire electric guitar and a Fender Telecaster electric guitar when performing with The Mets and Mt. Desolation. He uses Fender Precision basses and Ampeg Amplifiers when performing with Keane.
He also plays with various other bands and artists including playing drums in Mumford & Sons' alter-ego side-project The Wedding Band. Quin used to play in Laura Marling's band. Jesse sings in the band Jesse Quin & The Mets from time to time as well.
The first time that Jesse played with Keane was in late 2007 at a gig that the band curated for War Child at Brixton Academy.
He then went on to record with Keane on their third album, Perfect Symmetry, which was released on 13 October 2008. Jesse played bass guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals and additional percussion on the recordings and subsequently toured the album with the band.
In January 2010, Quin recorded an album with his friend and bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley, and with some friends under the moniker, Mt. Desolation. The other performers on the record included members of Noah and the Whale, The Long Winters, Mumford & Sons, The Killers and Pete Roe. The album was released on 18 October 2010. It was produced by American producer, Emery Dobyns.
Since late 2009 Jesse Quin has a side project to Keane, together with his friend and bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley. This project is called "Mt. Desolation". The duo released their first studio album, titled on October 18, 2010 and toured the UK and Ireland, the USA and Canada. After the completion of this tour, Jesse and Tim returned with the other two members of Keane (Tom Chaplin and Richard Hughes) to start work on the fourth studio album the band.
- "Jesse Joins Keane". Retrieved 26 February 2011.
- Keane official website
- Jesse Quin Music on Facebook
- Jesse Quin Music on Soundcloud
- Jesse Quin Music on Twitter