The rock band from Battle, East Sussex was first called The Lotus Eaters, but when a friend of the mother of singer/guitarist Tom Chaplin died of cancer in 1997 the formation was named after that friend: it came to be Cherry Keane, later shortened to Keane.

Cherry was not just any friend: she was something like the permanent baby-sitter of Tom Chaplin and his childhood friend (and later the pianist of Keane) Tim Rice-Oxley.

She impressed on the guys that they should always try to achieve their dreams.

After Cherry had died, it turned out she had left money to the Chaplin family; Tom also got some of it.

Chaplin: ‘I used some of the money to see me through the harder times with the music.’

A touching story.

Active: 1997-present, GBR

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