Jesse's Best of 2012

29 Dec 2012

As the year winds to a close we have, once again, asked the members of Keane to share their highlights of the last 12 months with you folks. Jesse was the first to reply to our email....

1. Favourite album of 2012?
Young & Old by Tennis.

2. Favourite single?
Default by Django Django.

3. Best gig you saw?
Paul Simon in Brussels.

4. Best gig you played?
Porto Coliseum.

Picture of the Porto show by JULIO1511

5. Best film you saw?
Moonrise Kingdom.

6. Best journey you made?
The journey home the day after the last gig in Bournemouth.

7. Best TV show you watched?
Band Of Brothers (Only just got around to it).

8. Best book you read?
If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi.

9. Best meal you ate?
Street food in a car park in Bangkok with Tim and my friends Rich and Erika.

10. Best thing you bought yourself?
A Republic resonator guitar.

11. Best thing someone else bought for you?
I have no idea. Just a beer somewhere nice probably. Ha ha.

12. Best website you visited or app/podcast you downloaded?
Pinterest is alright.

13. Best thing that happened in 2012 for Keane?
Yet ANOTHER number one record. Urgh.

14. Best thing that happened in 2012 for you?
Finding a new room to set up all my music stuff.

15. Finally, what are you looking forward to in 2013?
Being at home a bit more and actually seeing my family for once.

Comments (34)

I'm really curious now! What is your Pinterest account? Would love to know which pictures inspire you :). Love X, Eline

Posted by eline_NL at 7:45pm, 07 Jan 2013

I haven't really been there to see you wherever you have been Jesse. Any way, I love you for being in the band Keane. I like everything you say, so thanks for sharing. I suppose you'd like to see your family, I've forgotten you because of my own family and stuff. But I'll never forgive you in Keane. I wish a Happy New Year! I wish I had something more to say but I'll watch everything you do, to catch up with you and I hope to be around to know everything. Thanks for your existence. I love you!

Posted by josse.r@hotmail.com at 5:21pm, 06 Jan 2013

Jesse, Great Wall of China, House of Blues in Boston and now I will see you at State Theater Portland ME 30th.!! Thumbs up for Jesse Quinn!!! Best to Chappy and the lads and stay in good health. Johnny Ringo

Posted by johnnyringo at 12:37am, 04 Jan 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR JESS:) I will never forget the amazing show you played in Edinburgh.

Posted by Delta at 12:31pm, 01 Jan 2013

Very good,May you have a wonderful 2013., Jesse! Love you =D

Posted by emilia dominguez at 4:04pm, 31 Dec 2012

Con su nuevo àlbum Strangeland la banda se ha convertido oficialmente en cuarteto. Tom+Tim+Richard+Jesse = 4

Posted by OXFORDD at 1:02pm, 31 Dec 2012

Ciao Jesse, mi è piaciuta moltissimo la tua ultima risposta! Spero che possa essere veramente così per te il 2013, insomma che tu possa avere più tempo da trascorrere con la tua famiglia a casa, è il miglior augurio che ti possa fare! Gli affetti sono la cosa più importante che abbiamo nella vita!!! Un abbraccio da Sabrina da Catania!!!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 10:42am, 31 Dec 2012

Thankyou Jesse for a closer insite xx happy new year to u n ur family, my best journey was on the way to the o2 to watch u guys on the 30 th Nov , I was sooooo excited xx love u guys n always have, all the best for next year, n hope I get to see u again soon xx all my love xx Leigh from Kent xx

Posted by printboy72 at 9:33am, 31 Dec 2012

that beautiful! Happy 2013!! Jesse Quin! I LOVE YOU!

Posted by krmen at 6:38am, 31 Dec 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! Keane :) Mis mejores deseos para este año y que este lleno de exitos. Greatings from The Salvador :)

Posted by Iveth at 12:27am, 31 Dec 2012

Happy new year! I wish my best for your 2013. see ya in Buenos Aires

Posted by pskeane at 7:53pm, 30 Dec 2012

Happy Happy New Year, Jesse!!!!! =)

Posted by anouk23 at 7:33pm, 30 Dec 2012

"The choices I have made being in the band have taken a severe toll on the relationships in my life". Tim Rice-Oxley. Tiene toda la razón del mundo. La familia requiere tiempo y dedicación. Porqué te quieren. Y son las personas mas importantes de tu vida. Es complicado famiy with music.

Posted by OXFORDD at 6:25pm, 30 Dec 2012

Hay profesiones que son incompatibles con la família. Y ser miembro de un grupo musical con un cierto palmarés es una de ellas. Tu familia debe de ser muy comprensiva contigo. Solament por esto la debes querer muchísimo. Te deseo lo mejor para el 2013. Marisa. Barcelona. Yo si fuera miembro de Keane, no me hubiera casado.

Posted by OXFORDD at 6:12pm, 30 Dec 2012

Happy New Year for our boys and all Keane team!

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 5:07pm, 30 Dec 2012

Happy new year good guys Thanks last year's visted our country (Korea ^^) and I want see you again in 2013!!!!!!!!!!!! everyday happiness

Posted by happysong at 3:31pm, 30 Dec 2012

i love pinterest :D ahahah

Posted by keanixa (Chile) at 1:45pm, 30 Dec 2012

Hi Jesse! Thanks for taking the time to answer the "best of 2012 questions" :) You win! First one out of four! I just listened to Tennis' song on their website. Very interesting, and the website is pretty cool as well :) I will have to go through all the other info you gave us of course. It's always nice having new hints and ... revelations. I wish you all the best for 2013, and hope you can have more time to spend home with your loved ones, it must be really hard being far from home especially when you have a "young" family. It was fun meeting you in Bologna last October, and hope to see you soon again (not too soon, otherwise my previous wish for you is vain lol). Lots of love! Have a lovely day/week end. Simona - Florence-Italy

Posted by sim163 at 10:34am, 30 Dec 2012

salut Jess !! des moments forts cette année il y en a eu beaucoup; chacun sa façon de les resentir !! mes moments les plus forts 2012 ** chacun des shows que j'ai partagé avec vous !! le show du 8 juin à LONDRES à été un trés grand BONHEUR j 'ai vécu quelque chose d'extraordinaire peut être parce que j 'etais chez vous(((( cent pour cent UK )))) j' adore l'ANGLETERRE!! merci pour toute ta gentillesse!! les garçons ont de la chance de t'avoir dans le groupe tu es super sur scéne!! j''esperes vous revoir bientot en EUROPE beaucoup de Bonheur et d' AMOUR avec ta famille trés Bonne Annee 2013 GROS BISOUS DE FRANCE ****** KEANE j'adoreeeeeeeee

Posted by choupette94 at 7:09am, 30 Dec 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR, JESSE!! Loved your answers. Hugs from Argentina!!!!!!! Love you all, guys!!!!!!!!

Posted by crystal-alby at 3:18am, 30 Dec 2012

Jesse, thank you for sharing your time with us, fans. You're not only a great musician but also have sense of humour. I loved your answers. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 1:11am, 30 Dec 2012

Este Jesse, aunque tal vez no entienda lo que escribo, solo digo GRACIAS POR LLEGAR A KEANE, sos grande al igual que los demás chicos, son mis ídolos. Los esperaré aquí en COSTA RICA!!!!!!!

Posted by leosj29 at 12:45am, 30 Dec 2012

Thanks KM for this 'best of interview' idea every year ! And @Jesse : Thanks very much for letting me discover 'Tennis' !!!!! It rocks and I adore their website ! What about making a musical blog on KM Jesse ???!

Posted by athallie at 11:48pm, 29 Dec 2012

Wow, another gift for us, thank you!:) Jesse, you rock, loved your answers, funny and most sincere! Not enough words to thank Keane for having made my year so much happier - your dedication to yr fans is something priceless. Best wishes for 2013 to you, your loved ones and all the "Boys"!! Lots of love from Portugal***

Posted by hlimpo at 9:12pm, 29 Dec 2012

Very good, the bands mentioned are amazing. May you have a wonderful 2013., Jesse! Love you xx

Posted by my--shadow at 8:47pm, 29 Dec 2012

ISA, I meant below, ha ha! :.)))

Posted by Isa at 8:40pm, 29 Dec 2012

USA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo **** HAPPY NEW YEAR, Jesse and my best wishes also to Tom, Tim and Rich. All the best in 2013! :.) Lots of love! XXXX

Posted by Isa at 8:39pm, 29 Dec 2012

Me too mary_peds. That's a book to read and a film to watch for me, I like pinterest Jesse, might see you there, though not in the embroidery section me thinks! All the best for 2013, xx

Posted by Kathleen at 8:36pm, 29 Dec 2012

Thanks for taking the time to share with us, Jesse. I always feel guilty that you guys are away from your families, especially your little ones. Don't have a solution to that, though, that would make everyone happy, do you? Guess you have to start with yourself...We do enjoy you so much playing live. There's the predicament, eh? A very happy New Year to your and your family, Jesse. We appreciate all that you do for your fans. Truly.

Posted by Sherry W. at 8:33pm, 29 Dec 2012

If I were asked, my favorite gig I saw would be you guys. Yeah. :)

Posted by mary_peds at 8:29pm, 29 Dec 2012

jesse excellent very good! I hope that in 2013 you well in your full fence projects .... in the band and family! happy new year... from colombia :D

Posted by kmila lopz at 8:26pm, 29 Dec 2012

Jesse you're so funny. :') next time i see ya i'll buy you a beer.

Posted by Piscilla_Holland at 8:25pm, 29 Dec 2012

can't believe it's already end of the year......

Posted by xcx at 8:18pm, 29 Dec 2012

Jesse, Glad you mentioned Thai food.... Jeb from Bangkok

Posted by jeb at 8:09pm, 29 Dec 2012

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