The Black Keys is an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001.
Originally friends from their childhood, Auerbach and Carney founded the group after dropping out of college.
Akron, Ohio, US
According to an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, the group's name "the Black Keys" came
from a schizophrenic artist named Alfred McMoore that the pair knew; he would leave incoherent
messages on their answering machines referring to their fathers as "black keys" such as "D flat"
when he was upset with them.
Dan Auerbach -
guitar, vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer
Patrick Carney -
Gus Seyffert -
bass guitar, vocals (2010-present)
John Wood -
keyboards, vocals, organ, synthesizer, guitar, tambourine (2010-present)
Former Touring Members
Nick Movshon -
bass guitar (2010)
Leon Michels -
keyboards, organ, synthesizer, tambourine (2010)
The Black Keys Awards
Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Tighten Up"
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for Brothers
Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (awarded to creative director) for Brothers
Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for "Lonely Boy"
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for "Lonely Boy"
Grammy Award for Album of the Year for El Camino
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for El Camino