December 19, 2012
The band members of MUSE, who were personal friends of Helen were devastated when Helen died and willingly agreed to become Patrons of The Helen Foundation on its creation.
The band first formed at Teignmouth Community College and received a vital boost in sponsorship provided by the Prince’s Trust, which granted the band new musical equipment at the start of their career. The band are whole-heartedly behind The Helen Foundation and recognise the importance of early support for talented young people.
A spokesman for MUSE Management, at the time they agreed to become Patrons, said, “The band are delighted and honoured to be patrons of The Helen Foundation. MUSE are very proud of their Teignbridge roots, and recognise that the area has much artistic talent to be uncovered and nurtured.”
The members of MUSE are:
Matt Bellamy – born 9 June 1978 in Cambridge, Matt is the lead singer and guitarist. He is also an extremely talented pianist. Matt moved to Teignmouth when he was 7 years old and later attended Teignmouth Community College and Exeter College before the band were signed. He now lives mainly out of LA, California with his girlfriend Kate Hudson and their baby Bing.
Chris Wolstenholme – born 2 December 1978 in Rotherham, Chris is the well-known bass player. He sings solo with the band as well as providing backing vocals on albums. Chris moved to Teignmouth when he was 8 years old and later attended Teignmouth Community College before the band were signed. He currently lives in Surrey with his wife and children.
Dom Howard – born 12 July 1977 in Stockport, Dom is the popular and gifted drummer and percussionist. Dom also moved to Teignmouth when he was 8 old and later attended Teignmouth Community College and Exeter College before the band were signed. When not on the road touring, he tends to divide his time between London and the South of France.
The official MUSE website is at: www.muse.mu