Damien Rice

Damien Rice



Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album floundered because of record company politics. 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, and the rest of the band went on to become Bell X1. 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. After eight years of various collaborations, Rice released his third studio album My Favourite Faded Fantasy on 31 October 2014.[1] Rice's personal activities include musical contributions to charitable projects such as the Songs for Tibet, Freedom Campaign and the Enough Project.



"Cannonball" is a song written and performed by Irish folk singer Damien Rice.
9 is the second studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and producer Damien Rice, released in 2006.
My Favourite Faded Fantasy
My Favourite Faded Fantasy is the third studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and producer Damien Rice.
O is the debut studio album by Irish musician Damien Rice, originally released on 1 February 2002, in Ireland and in the United Kingdom.

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Soundtrack Film Appearances9

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Past X Factor winners: Where are they now?
  –  November 19, 2017
Their winner's single, a cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball, charted at number one the week before Christmas, but was knocked off by the Military Wives. Since then, bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have had ...
Stars turn out in force for Leonard Cohen memorial concert
  –  November 16, 2017
Irish performer Damien Rice was said to have delivered the most emotive performance of the night, according to multiple sources, when he sang ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’. In addition to a special video montage featuring fellow Québécois singer Celine Dion ...
Montreal's New Art Exhibit Celebrates Leonard Cohen's Influence
  –  November 16, 2017
He shared the Bell Centre stage with the brilliant Irish singer Damien Rice and the Quebec chanteuse known as Coeur de pirate. The trio formed a perfect symbol of Leonard Cohen’s enduring transnational appeal. So did the audience itself—people lucky ...
Concert review: Stars shine in fast-paced, touching Leonard Cohen tribute
  –  November 15, 2017
Elvis Costello drew rowdy cheers for his bluesy take on the socio-politically charged The Future. Damien Rice nearly won the night with a captivating version of Famous Blue Raincoat, singing the stirring waltz like an intimate confession. “Bonsoir tout ...
Leonard Cohen fans take Montreal
  –  November 11, 2017
Monday, the star-studded tribute concert, Tower of Song, made Montreal the centre of the musical world with artists including Sting, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang and fan-favourite of the evening, Damien Rice, delivering covers to a packed Bell Centre.
Prime Minister Trudeau, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello Celebrate Leonard Cohen
  –  November 11, 2017
Among others, Montréaler Patrick Watson channeled Cohen’s distinctly spectral sense of Old Testament reckoning with his rendition of “Who By Fire”; k.d. lang delivered a searing "Hallelujah"; Damien Rice offered an unordained “Famous Blue Raincoat ...
Singing a different tune
  –  November 10, 2017
I feel most of the music by Radiohead is difficult to cover; they are complex, but really interesting songs. Damien Rice’s The Blower’s Daughter has extremely beautiful lyrics, but it is difficult to arrange and is vocally challenging. We always try to ...
Lana Del Rey Performed A Lovely Acoustic Leonard Cohen Song With His Son At A Memorial Concert
  –  November 7, 2017
Last night, there was also a memorial concert, “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen,” at the Bell Centre in Montreal, which featured appearances from Lana Del Rey, Philip Glass, Sting, Feist, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice, k.d. lang ...
5 things you missed at the Leonard Cohen tribute concert
  –  November 7, 2017
Cohen used to call Mas "shepherd of the strings," and it's evident why: the musician stole the show multiple times last night, including while Ron Sexsmith sang "Suzanne," and when Cœur de pirate, Adam Cohen and Damien Rice teamed up for "The Partisan."
Watch Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, & More Perform At Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert
  –  November 7, 2017
Other performers included Elvis Costello, Sting, k.d. lang, and Damien Rice. Below, watch some fan-made videos from the evening. Lana Del Rey and Adam Cohen doing “Chelsea Hotel”:
One year on, artists show breadth of Leonard Cohen life
  –  November 7, 2017
Other performers included singers Borns, Coeur de Pirate, Feist, Bettye LaVette and Damien Rice. In a lighter moment, Canadian-born Hollywood star Seth Rogen recited from Cohen, who in his early career had tried his hand at stand-up comedy. "As a Canadian ...
Lana Del Rey Duets With Leonard Cohen’s Son on ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2’ (Watch)
  –  November 7, 2017
A tribute concert was held at the Bell Centre in Cohen’s hometown of Montreal on Monday night, which featured Sting, Elvis Costello, Feist, k.d. lang, Damien Rice and others — as well as Lana Del Rey, who joined Cohen’s son Adam on “Chelsea Hotel ...
"Stars shine in fast-paced, touching Leonard Cohen tribute" - The Montreal Gazette
  –  November 7, 2017
Elvis Costello drew rowdy cheers for his bluesy take on the socio-politically charged The Future. Damien Rice nearly won the night with a captivating version of Famous Blue Raincoat, singing the stirring waltz like an intimate confession. “Bonsoir tout ...
Star-studded Montreal memorial concert celebrates life and work of Leonard Cohen
  –  November 6, 2017
They gave the distinct impression they were honored to be part of the event, reflected in their heartfelt renditions. Damien Rice provided one of the more poignant performances when he sang “Famous Blue Raincoat.” Frequent Cohen collaborator Sharon ...
An unplayed piano
  –  November 6, 2017
In 2005, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer-songwriters (and musical activists, if there are such things), came out with “Unplayed Piano,” a song to support Aung San Suu Kyi’s 60th Birthday campaign. At the time, she had been serving her ...
Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Sting & More Honor Leonard Cohen at Tower of Song Memorial Tribute
  –  November 6, 2017
He helped assemble the formidable line-up, which included himself, Sting, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Coeur de Pirate, k.d. lang, Bettye Lavette, Courtney Love, The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, BØRNS, Ron ...
Music legend Leonard Cohen left us plenty of lessons to guide us through our life troubles
  –  November 3, 2017
Next week, in Montreal, the Cohen ­family is presenting “Tower of Song”, a memorial tribute concert with Elvis Cos­tello, Philip Glass, kd lang, Damien Rice, Sting, Adam Cohen and others to mark the first anniversary of his death. So on Tuesday ...
Leonard Cohen's son hopes for 'closure' at concert
  –  November 3, 2017
Others set to perform include Elvis Costello, Feist, Damien Rice, Ron Sexsmith and comedian Seth Rogen. "He might've thought of a vigil, candles burning or music played at the bottom of Mount Royal near the monument," he said. "I don't think he would've ...
Courtney Love, Seth Rogen, Coeur de pirate Added to Montreal Leonard Cohen Tribute
  –  October 26, 2017
They join previously announced performers Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, the Lumineers' Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting and Patrick Watson. Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, is co-producing the event with Hal ...


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