Damien Rice was first singer of Juniper, a rock band who released the singles " The World Is Dead ' and ' Weatherman '. Just before she wanted to record her first album for Polygram in 1999, noted Rice, in which commercial direction, he felt compelled by the label, and left the band. Then Bell was from Juniper X1.
Rice moved to rural Italy and made the decision to return on their own into the music business. He opted for the acoustic guitar and wanted to write his own personal songs. He pulled destitute busking through Europe and eventually formed a band with which he played in cafés in Dublin. He managed to win the support of the producers and film musician David Arnold, and so he could be first album ' O' record, which later appeared in Ireland and one year in Germany 2002. 'The Blower's Daughter' and ' Cannonball ' were international hits.
His band consists of Vyvienne Long ( cello ), Tom ' Tomo ' Osander (drums) and Shane Fitzsimons ( bass). Between his co- singer Lisa Hannigan, an integral part of many songs in particular to 'O ', and it seemed to him in March 2007 during a trip to the rift. Rice then declared on 25 March 2007 on his website that he had decided after " careful consideration " to separate from Hannigan. Then Hannigan was missing on the tour in 2007. Both have in the declaration of Rice not before, " in the foreseeable future" act back together, or record something together.
The band often toured with The Frames. In 2003 and 2004 they played at the Glastonbury Festival, which Rice for the first time in England attracted attention.
In 2003, he won the Shortlist Music Price.
His songs 'Cold Water' and 'The Blower's Daughter' in 2004 was added to the soundtrack of Mike Nichols film ' Closer ' and the former also in an episode of the television series ER and the film Stay, as the latter as well as in an episode of the television series Dawson 's Creek Turkish for beginners and Police 110 - ' Dangerous trust '. It was also the song ' Delicate ' in an episode of Lost ( 1x17 "... In Translation " ), Alias - The Agent ( 3x12, " Crossings " ), Dr. House, CSI: Miami, Misfits and in a series of scene used. Also the song ' Grey Room ' was used in an episode of House MD & Criminal Minds ( 2x19, " Ashes and Dust "). Furthermore, was the song Cannonball in the American series The OC and The L Word, and "Older Chests " to hear luck with Jürgen Vogel in the German film Emma. He has collaborated in 2005 on the album ' The Beekeeper ' by Tori Amos in the song ' The Power of Orange Knickers ' with. In addition, he achieved fame through the song '9 Crimes ' ( 3x09, "From a Whisper to a Scream" ) and " Sleep Do not Weep ' ( 3x17, " Some Kind of Miracle " ), both in season 3 the series Grey's Anatomy were used. The single '9 Crimes ' appeared in the 4th episode of Season 2 of Jericho - The stop at the end of the 15th episode of Standoff, in the 3rd part of the Shrek Trilogy Shrek the Third ( but not on the soundtrack CD the film ) and at the end of the fourth episode of the third season of True Blood on. The song '9 Crimes ' was played also at the funeral of the German goalkeeper Robert Enke (Hannover 96). It was also his song ' Amie ' in an episode of the third season of CSI: NY played. ' Older Chest ' from the album ' O' is the final song in the movie ' The sum of my individual parts ' ( German Film Award 2012).
- Vyvienne Long ( Cello & Piano )
- Tom Osander (drums)
- Shane Fitzsimons ( electric bass)
- Joel Shearer ( Guitar & Cajon )
- Damien Rice ( vocals, guitar & piano )