Jon Carin

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Jon Carin
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Jon Carin performing in Toronto, Canada in 2007
Background information
Born (1964-10-21) October 21, 1964 (age 50)
New York City, New York
Genres Pop, synthpop, new wave, rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, artist, producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, guitar
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts Pink Floyd
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Richard Butler
The Who
The Psychedelic Furs
Gipsy Kings
Website Official website

Jon Carin (born October 21, 1964, in New York City, New York) is a producer, artist and musician best known for his association with Pink Floyd, and more specifically its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters. In the early 1980s, he gained fame as the frontman for the new wave band, Industry. During his time with Industry, the band had a breakthrough hit single with "State of the Nation" in 1983 and was followed by the successful album Stranger to Stranger.


As a teenager, Jon Carin started his professional musical career for the band Industry as their lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter. In 1983, he was asked by Industry's producer Rhett Davies to work with Bryan Ferry for his Boys and Girls album. Later in 1985, he joined Bryan Ferry at Live Aid to perform and met Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.

That year, Jon Carin would collaborate as musician and writer for Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason album as a keyboardist and programmer. He is a writer for hit song "Learning to Fly" from that album, their first hit song since the departure of Roger Waters. He participated in the support tour for the album and appeared on the 1988 Pink Floyd double live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder. In 1992, Carin participated for the recording of the soundtrack for La Carrera Panamericana. In 1994, Jon Carin played keyboards, synthesizers, arranged and programmed for Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album. He also participated on The Division Bell support tour and was featured on the Pulse CD and DVD.

Carin performed with the Who, playing Quadrophenia in its entirety in the summer of 1996, at London's Hyde Park; this led on to an extensive tour throughout much of 1996/97. On August 16, 1998 he produced and played keyboards and drums for Pete Townshend for a concert to raise money for the Maryville Academy. In 1999, a CD of this concert was released that Carin produced.

Throughout the summers of the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade), he was on tour with former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters for his In the Flesh tour. This makes him one of few musicians who has played with both Roger Waters and Pink Floyd after Waters' departure from the band. In October 2001, he performed with the Who at The Concert for New York City, a tribute concert to the lives lost on September 11. In January 2002, a recording of the tribute was released on CD and DVD.

He performed with Pink Floyd at their reunion with Roger Waters on July 2, 2005 for Live 8 at Hyde Park. In 2005, A 3-disc DVD recording of the Who's 1996 performance of Quadrophenia was released. He played with David Gilmour in the 2006 tour in support of On an Island. From June 2006, he played on Roger Waters The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour, with dates in 2007 and 2008.

Carin has worked with Amnesty International, Greenpeace, 4 Seasons of Hope for fundraising events playing with Seal, Elvis Costello, the Chieftains, Spinal Tap, and many others.

In 2006, Carin worked on the self-titled solo album by the Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler. He wrote, arranged and played all of the instrumentalparts, as well as producing and engineering the album. The album was dedicated to his father, Dr. Arthur A. Carin.

Carin performed on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals with Roger Waters at the "Live Earth: The Concert for a Climate in Crisis" event on July 7, 2007 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. He was also one of the performers on the Syd Barrett Tribute at the Barbican in London, performing with Roger Waters, the members of Pink Floyd (billed as Rick Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason) and Captain Sensible.

He has also programmed the sounds for The Rascals reunion shows in Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theatre in December, 2012.

Carin performed with Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder for the 12 12 12 : Hurricane Sandy benefit concert.

He performed with Roger Waters tour The Wall Live on keyboards, guitars and Lap Steel and programming

He is now in performing in Kate Bush's Before the Dawn concert series at Hammersmith Apollo, 26 August – 1 October 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo, her first live shows in 35 years. The tickets sold out in 15 minutes.

Selected discography[edit]


Pink Floyd[edit]

Roger Waters[edit]

David Gilmour[edit]

The Who[edit]

Pete Townshend[edit]

Richard Butler[edit]


Dream Academy[edit]

Martha Wainwright[edit]

Bryan Ferry[edit]

Soul Asylum[edit]

The Psychedelic Furs[edit]

Gipsy Kings[edit]

David Broza[edit]

  • Night Dawn, The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt

Fields of the Nephilim[edit]



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