The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are an English alternative rock band. The band's line-up currently comprises Tim Burgess (vocals), Mark Collins (guitar), Martin Blunt (bass), Tony Rogers (keyboards) and Jon Brookes (drums and percussion). Former members of the band include guitarist Jon Day (Jonathan Baker) (1989â1991), vocalist Baz Ketley (1989) and keyboardist Rob Collins (1989â1996), who died in a car accident during recording of their fifth album. In the UK, all of the band's eleven studio albums have charted in the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, three of them being number ones. They have also achieved seventeen Top 30 singles, and four Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart.