Damien Rice


Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973)
Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter best known for his hits 'Cannonball', '9 Crimes' and 'The Blower's Daughter'.

Damien Rice: Net worth
Damien Rice has earnings of $75 million according to People With Money (2014)

Damien Rice: Childhood
Damien Rice was born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. His parents are George and Maureen Rice.

He attended Salesian College where he hooked up with Paul Noonan, Dominic Philips, David Geraghty and Brian Crosby and formed the band Juniper.

Damien Rice: Musical career
Damien Rice formed rock band Juniper in 1991 and they subsequently signed to Polygram, releasing the singles 'Weatherman' and 'Single of the Fortnight'. He left in 1998 due to pressures and control from the record label and took up farming in Tuscany, before busking throughout Europe.

His first single, 'The Blower's Daughter', became an immediate hit in 2001 and he was joined by London producer David Arnold for the release of his debut album 'O' the following year which he promoted with a tour around Ireland. The album reached number 8 in UK charts, with single 'Cannonball' reaching number 9.

2006 saw the release of album two '9' which he soon followed with a year-long tour including an appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

Since '9', he has made various musical contributions including the song 'Making Noise' for the album 'Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace' and 'Lonely Soldier' for the Enough Project. He also covered Juniper song 'Crosseyed Bear' for 'Help: A Day in the Life'.

He releases his albums on his own label Heffa records.

In 2014, he announced the released of third album 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy', produced by Rick Rubin.

Damien Rice: Personal life
Damien Rice can play the guitar, piano, clarinet and percussion.

Biography by Contactmusic.com
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