Keane break to focus on other projects

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2013

Tom Chaplin

'Somewhere Only We Know' hitmakers Keane have split up to focus on other projects, with singer Tom Chaplin reportedly keen to start his own solo career

Keane have split to focus on other projects.

The 'Somewhere Only We Know' group are calling it quits, with singer Tom Chaplin said to be keen to start a solo career.

An insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Tom's been wanting to make a solo album for a while but has been busy on tour with the band.

"Now he's got some songs written and has put a plan together to release a solo record soon."

As the band - whose line-up is completed by Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes and Jesse Quin - look to the future, they will also be happy to have more time to relax with their families.

The source added: "Every one of their four albums has gone to number one [in the UK].

"They haven't fallen out and will stay close mates. But they've decided it's time to quit at the top and spend time with their wives and families."

Last night (19.10.13) a spokesman for the band confirmed the break-up, revealed their 'Best Of' record will mark the end of the group as they explore other projects.

He commented: "Keane are taking a break after the 'Best Of' to pursue their own projects."

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