Dominic Scott

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Dominic Scott
Born (1979-05-15) 15 May 1979 (age 39)
Dublin, Ireland
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Electric guitar
vocals
Years active 1995–2001, 2006-present
Associated acts Keane, Roundstone

Dominic Scott (born 15 May 1979) is an Irish guitarist, and the founder of the English rock band Roundstone and a founding member of the pop rock band Keane.

Keane (band) English alternative rock band

Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The band currently comprises Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, and Jesse Quin. Their original line-up included founder and guitarist Dominic Scott, who left in 2001.

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Keane

Scott attended Tonbridge School in Kent, where he met the other members of the band which would become Keane. In 1995, he asked his friend Tim Rice-Oxley to form a band to play covers from U2, Oasis and The Beatles. They invited Richard Hughes for the drums. The band was called "The Lotus Eaters" from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, they changed their name to "Keane" and invited Rice-Oxley's friend Tom Chaplin to join as lead vocalist.

Tonbridge School independent day and boarding school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England

Tonbridge School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England, founded in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde. It is a member of the Eton Group and has close links with the Worshipful Company of Skinners, one of the oldest London livery companies. It is a public school in the British sense of the term.

Tim Rice-Oxley British musician

Timothy James Rice-Oxley, is an English 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.

U2 Four-member Irish rock band, from Dublin

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Scott left in July 2001, after the release of the single "Wolf at the Door", apparently due to musical differences with Rice-Oxley, the other songwriter of the band. His exit appears to have been amicable. [1] Keane posted a message on their official page on 14 November 2001 stating:

Wolf at the Door 2001 single by Keane

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"One sad piece of news for us is that in July our guitarist Dom decided to leave the band and return to his studies at LSE. We wish him all the best with that. Dom's departure does give us scope to develop our sound in new directions, and the new recordings reflect the love of more electronic and ambient music that inspired us to start writing songs in the first place. The sound is still unmistakably Keane – epic and dreamlike – but we're confident we've captured a new level of energy and atmosphere on tape.". [2]

Rice-Oxley commented in Mexico: "Dom is a great fan of U2 so maybe we'll meet in New York" (since Keane often opened for U2 in 2005.)

Mexico country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Roundstone

After a break from music, during which he completed an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, Scott formed a band with his Goodenough College friends Alistair Watson, Andrew Morgan and Benjamin Salmon. The band was initially called "Babygrand" but was changed to "Roundstone" in 2007.

Goodenough College

Goodenough College is a postgraduate residence and educational trust on Mecklenburgh Square in Bloomsbury, central London, England. Other names under which the college has been known are London House, William Goodenough House, and the London Goodenough Trust.

Roundstone is an English rock band from London. The band was formed in 2006 as Babygrand and consists of Dominic Scott, Alistair Watson (keyboard), Andrew Morgan (bass), and Benjamin Salmon (drums). They later renamed the band after the Irish village in Connemara, County Galway because of their fondness of the west of Ireland.

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