Jon Carin (born October 21, 1964) is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer who has been a longtime collaborator with the bands Pink Floyd and The Who, and the solo careers of David Gilmour and Roger Waters, Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Kate Bush, and Richard Butler.
|Born||October 21, 1964|
New York City
|Genres||Pop, synth-pop, new wave, rock, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, artist, producer, singer, engineer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, guitar, drums, bass, lap steel guitar|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Industry, Richard Butler, The Who, The Psychedelic Furs, Gipsy Kings, Trashmonk|
As a teenager, Jon Carin started his professional musical career with the band Industry as their lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter. During his time with the band, they had a hit single with "State of the Nation" in 1982, being followed by the album Stranger to Stranger.
In 1982, he was asked by Industry's producer, Rhett Davies, to work with Bryan Ferry for his Boys and Girls album. Later in 1985, he joined Bryan Ferry at Live Aid, where he first played with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
The following year, Carin would collaborate as a musician and writer on the sessions for Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason album, receiving credit as a keyboardist on the 1987 release. He is a co-writer of the song "Learning to Fly" from that album, their first hit song since the departure of Roger Waters. He then participated in the support tour for the album, performing alongside returning keyboardist Richard Wright, and appeared on the 1988 Pink Floyd double live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder. In 1992, Carin participated in the recording of the soundtrack for La Carrera Panamericana. Two years later, in 1994, Carin contributed keyboards to Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album. He also participated on The Division Bell support tour and was featured on the Pulse CD and DVD.
On August 16, 1998, he produced and played keyboards and drums for Pete Townshend for a concert to raise money for the Maryville Academy. In 1999, a CD of this concert was released, being produced by Carin.
Throughout the summers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, he was on tour with former Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters, for his In the Flesh tour. This makes him one of few musicians who has played with both Roger Waters and Pink Floyd after Waters' departure from the band.
This tour is documented on the DVD/CD Roger Waters In The Flesh, which features Jon as a lead vocalist.
In October 2001, he performed with The Who at The Concert for New York City, a tribute concert to the lives lost on September 11. In January 2002, a recording of the tribute was released on CD and DVD.
He performed keyboards, Lap Steel guitar & vocals with Pink Floyd at their reunion with Roger Waters on July 2, 2005, for Live 8 at Hyde Park.
In 2005, a three-disc DVD recording of The Who's 1996 performance of Quadrophenia was released.
Carin has worked with such organizations as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and 4 Seasons of Hope for fundraising events, playing with Seal, Elvis Costello, the Chieftains, Spinal Tap, and many others.
In 2006, Carin worked on the self-titled solo album by The Psychedelic Furs' frontman Richard Butler. He wrote, arranged and played all of the instrumental parts, as well as producing and engineering the album. The album was co-dedicated to Carin's late father and Butler's late father.
On 10 May 2007, Carin was one of the performers at the Syd Barrett tribute concert, "Madcap's Last Laugh", at the Barbican Centre in London, performing with Roger Waters and - separately - the members of Pink Floyd (billed as Rick Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason) as well as with Captain Sensible. Two months later, Carin performed on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals with Roger Waters at the Live Earth event on 7 July 2007, at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
He has also programmed the sounds for The Rascals reunion shows in Port Chester, New York, the Capitol Theatre in December 2012.
He performed with Roger Waters tour "The Wall 2010–2013 Live" on keyboards, guitars, lap steel, and programming.
Carin performed with David Gilmour on his Rattle That Lock World Tour 2015–16.
In Autumn 2016, he performed with Roger Waters on a short tour of Mexico, then at Desert Trip in Coachella.
In 2018, completed the 157-show Us + Them Tour with Roger Waters.
- State of the Nation (EP)
- Stranger to Stranger
- A Momentary Lapse of Reason
- Learning to Fly
- Delicate Sound of Thunder
- Knebworth '90
- La Carrera Panamericana (soundtrack for the film)
- Shine On
- The Division Bell
- Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
- Oh, By The Way
- The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door
- The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Box Set
- The Endless River
- The Later Years 1987–2019
- Live At Knebworth 1990
- In the Flesh Live
- Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Vol. 1
- Live Earth
- 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief
- Roger Waters: The Wall
- Roger Waters: Us + Them
- On an Island (Bonus DVD with AOL Sessions and Albert Hall footage)
- Remember That Night: Live at Royal Albert Hall (DVD)
- Live in Gdańsk
- Rattle That Lock
- Live at Pompeii
- The Concert for New York City [Disc 2, tracks 2–4] (2001)
- Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who [Track 14] (2008)
- Tommy and Quadrophenia Live
The Psychedelic Furs
- Night Dawn, The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt
Fields of the Nephilim
- How The West Was Won
- Happy Birthday Jon Carin - Brain Damage, October 21st, 2010
- Industry, Artist Biography by Michael Sutton
- Bryan Ferry's "Boys and Girls" - credits, Allmusic.com
- Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, by Mark Blake, 25 November 2008
- Pink Floyd tour musicians, pinkfloyd.com, retrieved on March 25, 2017
- Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd, Glenn Povey, Mind Head Publishing, 2007
- Jon Carin interview - August 2007 - with Brain Damage, Arash Danesh, 17 August 2007
- Waters Returns To The 'Dark Side', Billboard.com, 22 February 2006
- Pink Floyd Reunited With Roger Waters 10 Years Ago This Week, Rollingstone.com, Andy Greene, published on July 7th, 2015
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