Tim Rice-Oxley

Tim Rice-Oxley
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Background information
Birth name Timothy James Rice-Oxley
Also known as Tim Rice-Oxley
Born (1976-06-02) 2 June 1976 (age 41)
Oxford, England, UK
Genres Alternative rock, piano rock, pop rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, keytar, guitar, synthesizer, recorder, harpsichord
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Keane, Mt. Desolation, Gwen Stefani, Kylie Minogue

Timothy James Rice-Oxley (born 2 June 1976), is a musician, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, best known for being the keyboardist, singer and songwriter of the British pop rock band Keane. In 2010, Rice-Oxley formed a side-project, Mt. Desolation, with his Keane bandmate Jesse Quin.

Life and career

Rice-Oxley playing his Yamaha CP-70 alongside drummer Richard Hughes during the January 2005 Tsunami Relief Cardiff concert

Timothy James Rice-Oxley was born in Oxford, England to Charles Patrick and Margaret Rice-Oxley. He had piano lessons when he was a teenager but admitted to hating them and never practising pieces because they were all classical music which he found boring. After his parents stopped his lessons, Rice-Oxley developed a liking for piano and so taught himself how to play, mainly because of The Beatles. [1]

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