Multi-instrumentalist who was a founding member, pianist, and composer with the British piano rock band Keane. He is joined in the band by singer Tom Chaplin, bassist Jesse Quin and drummer Richard Hughes.
He and guitarist Dominic Scott decided to start a band while they were students at University College London.
His 2004 debut album with Keane, Hopes and Fears, won the Brit Award for Best Album.
He was married to Jayne Rice-Oxley from 2005 until 2012. He was inspired to learn piano after listening to The Beatles. His previous attempt at learning the piano had been disastrous, as he had no interest in practicing, causing his parents to end the lessons.
He met Chris Martin while Martin was cutting demos for Coldplay. He was invited by Martin to join Coldplay but turned the offer down because of his commitment to Keane.