At 1:24:36, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen using his Yamaha CP70B Electric Grand ... more
At 1:24:36, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen using his Yamaha CP70B Electric Grand Piano.
Rice-Oxley explains in this interview with Yamaha All Access Magazine, "When our guitarist left in 2001, we suddenly had this great big hole in our sound. I'd been playing the bass until then. I wanted to play piano, but I didn't want to use a digital keyboard. You can't beat the sound of a real piano. It's such an organic thing--you can feel it booming in a room and rattling through you. I had read about the CP70B in a book that [Beatles producer] George Martin wrote. He said it was a real piano, but that it had pickups and everything. So I began searching for one. I eventually found a battered old one in some London warehouse. And as soon as we plugged it in, it made this massive sound, and we immediately knew it was the sound of Keane. Playing it is a real physical interaction. And it looks so cool!". Vocalist Tom Chaplin later says "As soon as we got the CP70B, it opened up the sound. It suited the songs better and, for me, it felt much more appropriate to sing to than a guitar. That keyboard revolutionized my position in the band--I'd been freed up to just sing, and the piano was an accompaniment I understood."
In [this interview](http://www.sninety.com/news/keane_int.php) with Julian Co... more
In this interview with Julian Colbeck, Tim says "I the S90 use for the Rhodes sounds and a Nord Lead 3 for more synthy sounds. On She Has No Time I play the S90 throughout and then use the Nord for the solo sound which I originally played on my ARP ProDGX." He widely uses it for playing synth parts both live and in the studio.
He can be seen using it in this photo: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=opu2ro&s=3
Tim's Nord Lead 3 can be seen first at 0:34 and then at 0:39. more
Tim's Nord Lead 3 can be seen first at 0:34 and then at 0:39.
At 2:34 and 2:40, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing an Arp Pro DGX synth. Th... more
At 2:34 and 2:40, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing an Arp Pro DGX synth. This rare synth was used widely in the studio for Keane's first two albums, however it was seldom for touring lest it became damaged or lost.
At 3:36, it is mentioned that Tim has bought a Prophet T8 in Paris in 2008 wh... more
At 3:36, it is mentioned that Tim has bought a Prophet T8 in Paris in 2008 while recording Perfect Symmetry
In this photo, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing a Fender Jazz bass. He was ... more
In this photo, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing a Fender Jazz bass. He was the original bassist as well as pianist for Keane, and can be heard playing on their 1st and 2nd albums, but was replaced when Jesse Quin joined the band.
In this photo, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing a Fender Precision bass. more
In this photo, Tim Rice-Oxley can be seen playing a Fender Precision bass.