Damien Rice (conceived December 7, 1973) is an Irish artist musician. He was conceived in Dublin, Ireland, to George and Maureen Rice and was brought up in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. In March 1999 Damien moved to Tuscany, at that point went around Europe, busking the avenues. He touched base back in Dublin a year later, with a reasonable head and loaded with thoughts. Damien began playing and recording music with his first band, Juniper. Following a couple of years he chose innovatively it was not for him so he left the band (Newly named Bell X1) to begin a performance vocation.
He moved toward his music with a newly discovered freshness and chose to put a few tunes down on record. His grandma disclosed to him he had an inaccessible cousin in London in the music business. Getting cash from those that would loan it, he recorded his demo and sent it off to his cousin, eminent maker and film author, David Arnold (Bjork, James Bond). Arnold preferred what he heard and gave enough cash to Damien to purchase his own portable studio.
Damien Rice once in the past sang with Lisa Hannigan and discharged his introduction solo collection, O, in Ireland in mid 2002. In July 2002 O was discharged in the UK and it got far reaching basic approval. In June 2003 O was discharged in the USA and Europe, with Rice showing up on The Letterman Show and getting more recognition from distributions, for example, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Boston Globe. Arnold went along with him in front of an audience in New York to play out a rendition of the Björk/Arnold track Play Dead.
He increased further ubiquity after a portion of his most well known melodies were incorporated into the media. A case of this is 9 Crimes utilized in the soundtrack of the mid year blockbuster Shrek Three and The Blower’s Daughter was highlighted in the motion picture Closer. Sensitive was additionally highlighted in the hit T.V. show Lost.
Damien Rice is an extreme live act – with accentuation laid on passionate power and analyses, as opposed to specialized flawlessness. At a 2005 show, for example, he tossed out top dogs to the group of spectators. This can here and there be more requesting for the audience than the radio hit alter of the melody Cannonball recommends. ‘Cannonball’ was re-blended in 2004, for UK radio, to make it progressively radio-accommodating. Rice later was accounted for to be extremely discontent with it, saying to Tom Dunne on PetSounds (Today FM) that he didn’t “… truly like it”. He expressed that he had permitted the remix to experience just on the off chance that he marked an agreement that would disallow anybody from regularly remixing one of his melodies until kingdom come.
Damien burned through 2004 and 2005 account the follow-up to O. The collection, 9, was discharged in Ireland on November 3, 2006, on November 6 in the remainder of Europe, and in North America on November 14, 2006. Despite the fact that the new collection kept up Rice’s feeling of “emotionality,” some contended that it did as such through volume and power instead of with the reflection and expressive critique that portrayed his first discharge, O.
Rice has likewise built up a notoriety for being a live entertainer, selling out at scenes crosswise over Europe and the United States. He is an entertainer who gives a great deal of himself to the group of spectators.
As of March 25th, 2007, this was posted on the Damien Rice official site: After much idea and exchange Damien has chosen that his expert association with Lisa Hannigan has run its innovative course. Therefore Lisa won’t show up at any of the up and coming live shows. Lisa is leaving without anyone else masterful undertakings and there are no designs for them to cooperate within a reasonable time-frame. The present band on visit right now are – Damien Rice, Joel Shearer, Shane Fitzsimons, Tom Osander, and Vyvienne Long.
Bits of gossip that Damien Rice is as of now dating Mélanie Laurent, a French on-screen character, has not been checked. Nonetheless, there have been reports that he is working with the entertainer to record her