Born in New York City (USA) on 21 October 1964, Jon Carin started his professional music career with the band Industry as their lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter. They had a hit single with ‘State Of The Nation’ in 1982, followed by the album ‘Stranger To Stranger’. Later in the year, he was asked by Industry’s producer, Rhett Davies, to work with Bryan Ferry for his ‘Boys and Girls’ album. In 1985, he joined Bryan Ferry live on stage during Live Aid, where he first played with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
The following year, Carin collaborated on the sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album, the band’s first album without Roger Waters. He also toured with Pink Floyd, appearing on their double live album ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ (1988). In 1994, Carin contributed programming and additional keyboards to Pink Floyd’s ‘The Division Bell’ album. He also participated on following tour and appeared on the live album ‘Pulse’.
Carin performed with The Who, playing Quadrophenia in its entirety in the summer of 1996, at London’s Hyde Park, which led to an extensive tour throughout much of 1996–97. 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 and vocals with Pink Floyd at their reunion with Roger Waters on July 2, 2005, for Live 8 at Hyde Park.
Carin played with David Gilmour in the 2006 tour, in support of ‘On an Island’. From June 2006, he played on Roger Waters ‘The Dark Side of the Moon Live’ tour, with dates in 2007 and 2008.
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 dedicated to Carin’s 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.
In Autumn 2016, he performed with Roger Waters on a short tour of Mexico, then at Desert Trip in Coachella. It was followed by a tour with Roger Waters during his ‘Us & Them’ tour.
- Jon Carin. Wikipedia, retrieved 9 October 2018.