Damien Rice

Born Dec 7, 1973

Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who plays guitar, piano, clarinet and percussion. Rice was raised in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland and began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper. 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Damien Rice.


1973 Birth Born on December 7, 1973.


1991 17 Years Old Rice formed the rock band Juniper along with Paul Noonan, Dominic Philips, David Geraghty and Brian Crosby in 1991. The band met whilst they were attending Salesian College secondary school in Celbridge, Co. Kildare as students. After touring throughout Ireland the band released their debut EP Manna in 1995. … Read More


1998 24 Years Old 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. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old In 2001, Rice's song "The Blower's Daughter" made a top 40 chart. … Read More
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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. … Read More


2006 32 Years Old In 2006 Rice released his second album 9 which was recorded during the two years prior. 2007 was a year of touring with Rice appearing at England's Glastonbury Festival and the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium.
2008 34 Years Old In 2008 he contributed the song "Making Noise" for the album Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace in support of the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibet.
2010 36 Years Old 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. … Read More
2011 37 Years Old In spring 2011, Rice featured on the debut album by French actress and singer Melanie Laurent. … Read More
2013 39 Years Old In May 2013, Rice told the audience at the South Korea Seoul Jazz Festival 2013 that he is working on a new album.


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