Jesse Quin

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Jesse Quin
Birth name Jesse Joseph Quin
Born (1981-09-03) 3 September 1981 (age 33)
Bedford, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals, vocals, drums
Years active 2007–present
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 Quin was born on 3 September 1981. His mother is the folk singer Charity Quin. Jesse began his musical life at an early age. The first instrument he learned to play was the battery. He officially began his musical career in 2007 by forming Jesse Quin & The Mets along with some friends. Later that same year he joined Keane on tour as a roadie. Quin performed with Keane at a concert for Warchild in 2007. He played acoustic guitar and bass on Keane's cover of Under Pressure. Quin was invited by Keane to help record their album Perfect Symmetry and then toured with them on the Perfect Symmetry World Tour. He recorded with Keane on Night Train and eventually became an official member of the band. Jesse Quin and Julia Quin (née Dannenberg) have been married since 2010. 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[edit]

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. He has a sister named Amber. 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 and a son whose name is unknown.

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.

It was announced on 3 February 2011 on the official Keane website that Quin had become an official member of the band.[1]

Mt. Desolation[edit]

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 18 October 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.


With Keane[edit]

Main article: Keane discography

With Mt. Desolation[edit]

Studio albums


  1. ^ "Jesse Joins Keane". Retrieved 26 February 2011.

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