Your brother is Peter Jones? May I ask why he left the band?
Yep! Pete was only a teenager when he was in the band still in secondary school or high school for you north Americans - side note: he's the same age as Ray Hearne, they were at school together and are still good friends - in fact, he was the one who introduced Ray to the band in the first place.
He left because he wanted to go to university and realised that it wasn't going to be practical balancing that with being in the band, and even if the band had made it big (which they subsequently did) he wasn't really interested in the touring lifestyle anyway. It was a good decision as he made good use of his university route and is now doing a PHD in theoretical physics.
He's still on great terms with the band and we both make it to most of their gigs.
On an side note, but still keyboard related, Rich seems to do a lot of the keyboard work anyway...I had to ask him today what Diego actually plays lol
Mm, not really, unless you'd also suggest that Charlie doesn't really do anything either.
Haken has a lot of keyboard going on, and they have 2 keyboard parts nearly as much as they have 2 guitar parts. Basically Charlie plays guitar, Diego plays keys and Hen plays either, whichever is needed.
I think they do record to a click.
They definitely do. They don't usually play live to a click though, but they have done sometimes.
I'll have a go at a "mix CD" in a bit, but it's going to be damn hard. Fortunately I don't smile all over the longest songs like most people, so that particular challenge won't be difficult for me.