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Posted on 20. Dec, 2002 by admin.

 

After what was at times a stressful year, Damien Rice is on the verge of a major international breakthrough. Fiona Reid gets the inside story from the hungover but happy singer. It’s early afternoon in the cosy environs of Whelan’s, the bar bedecked with tinsel and lights and Mic Christopher’s new solo album playing softly in [...]


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Posted on 20. Nov, 2002 by admin.

 

If it doesn’t seem all that long ago since Damien Rice was playing The Lobby, well, that’s because it wasn’t that long ago. In the space of ten months (since his last Lobby appearance), Rice has gone from packed gigs in smaller venues to playing some of the biggest auditoriums in the country. With sales [...]


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Posted on 08. Aug, 2002 by admin.

 

With his wrenchingly emotional songs and mesmerising live shows, Damien Rice might just be the new David Gray. Neil McCormick reports The music industry is obsessed with finding the next big thing. Personally, I think they would be better off concentrating on nurturing the next exceptional talent. In a week when Pop Idol reject Darius Danesh [...]


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Posted on 20. Jun, 2002 by admin.

 

Despite the fact that his debut album burst straight into the Irish Top Ten, singer/ songwriter Damien Rice is in no hurry to make a name for himself in the UK. “I want to go and spread the news, for people to hear about what I’m doing by word of mouth,” he says. “That’s the way [...]


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Posted on 20. Jun, 2002 by admin.

 

Q. What did you have for breakfast this morning? A. havent had breakfast yet…im starving Q. What bands are you looking forward to seeing today? A. Many many Q. Where did or where are you going on holidays this year? A. rio – Brazil. Q. Who would you like to share your sleeping bag with tonight? A. rossa o’snodaigh Q. What was the [...]


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Posted on 21. May, 2002 by admin.

 

Rice to the occasion” by Bianca Luykx Source: http://www.theyoke.net/archive/issue00/article15.html I first met Damien Rice many moons ago through a friend of a friend of a friend. At the time I must admit that I was kind of captivated by this artistic, interesting, deep young man. He was an Eco warrior, his beliefs were steadfast, honesty and [...]


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Posted on 20. May, 2002 by admin.

 

Q: What is the most inspirational record you’ve ever listened to? A: It is probably a Leonard Cohen record, that I don’t know the name of because I copied it off a friends record player and I cant stop listening to it. Q: What’s the coolest thing about being a musician? A: When I’m unhappy, I’ve got a [...]


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Posted on 23. Apr, 2002 by admin.

 

From puffed Rice to wild Rice’ Damien Rice used to sing with Juniper, a loud rock band with a big light show, but just before he was due to fly to the south of France to record their d├ębut album, he quit the band. He talks to Kevin Courtney about finding his soul and his solo [...]


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