Damien Rice

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Damien Rice

Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who plays piano, guitar, percussion and clarinet add

Category: Music

Born in 1973.

Countries: United Kingdom (31%), Ireland (13%), Canada (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Louis Walsh, Extended play, David Gray (musician)

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Damien Rice was born in 1973 add something


Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997 add something


Rice formed the rock band Juniper along with Paul Noonan, Dominic Philips, David Geraghty and Brian Crosby in 1991 add something


After touring throughout Ireland the band released their debut EP "Manna" in 1995 add something


After achieving his musical goals with Juniper, Rice became frustrated with the artistic compromises required by the record label, and he left the band in 1998 add something


After leaving the band he worked as a farmer in Tuscany and busked throughout Europe before returning to Ireland in 2001 and beginning a solo musical career add something


In 2001, Rice's song "The Blower's Daughter" made a top 40 chart add something


UK Albums Chart - In 2002 his debut album "O" reached No. 8 on the UK albums chart, won the Shortlist Music Prize and generated three top-30 singles in the UK. Rice released his second album "9" in 2006 and his songs have appeared in numerous films and television episodes add something


In 2002, Rice's debut album "O" was released in Ireland, the UK and the United States add something


He campaigned for her release by writing and performing the song "Unplayed Piano" at the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo add something


In 2006 Rice released his second album "9" which was recorded during the two years prior add something


David Gray (musician) - On 7 July 2007, Gray performed with Damien Rice at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London


Diana Vickers - In 2008 Vickers auditioned for the fifth series of "The X Factor", singing "The Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice where Louis Walsh commented that she resembled a "little hippie" eventually making it to the live shows


Adele (singer) - In 2008 she was the headliner and performed an acoustic set and was supported by Damien Rice


Adele - In 2008 she was the headliner and performed an acoustic set and was supported by Damien Rice


Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song) - International group Il Divo released a Spanish-language adaptation with different lyrics on their album "The Promise" , which topped the charts in the UK. The song was performed by singer/songwriter Damien Rice at the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions when Cohen was inducted


His music is referenced in the 2009 novel The Suicide Club by Rhys Thomas and his songs have been used in professional figure skating competitions add something


In 2010, he contributed the song "Lonely Soldier" to the Enough Project and played at the Iceland Inspires concert held in Hljómskálagarðurinn near Reykjavík centrum add something


City and Colour - On November 9, 2010, Dallas announced via Twitter that he would be releasing a new single on iTunes called "At the Bird's Foot" which will be on a compilation album called "Gasoline Rainbows", which features new songs by such artists as Damien Rice and Amy Kuney


In spring 2011, Rice featured on the debut album by French actress and singer Melanie Laurent add something


In May 2013, Rice told the audience at the South Korea Seoul Jazz Festival 2013 that he is working on a new album add something


On 4 September 2014, Rice's official Twitter account announced his third album "My Favourite Faded Fantasy", due to 31 October add something


After eight years of various collaborations, Rice released his third studio album "My Favourite Faded Fantasy" on 31 October 2014 add something


On the Damien Rice official website the date given for the official release in 3 November 2014 add something


Rice has contributed two songs to the animation motion picture Khalil Gibran's The Prophet in 2015 add something