Jesse Quin

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Jesse Quin
Birth name Jesse Joseph Quin
Born (1981-09-03) 3 September 1981 (age 34)
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.


Jesse Quin was born on 3 September 1981. His mother is a folk singer Charity Quin. Jesse began his musical life at an early age. The first instrument he learned to play was the drums. 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 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.

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.


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.


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.

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]

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.


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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