Damien Rice is an Irish Folk, indie rock, and folk rock solo artist. Beginning his career with the band Juniper, Rice exited to embark on a solo path in 2001. In 2002 his debut album O reached No. 8 on the UK albums chart, and generated three top-30 singles in the UK. In 2006 Rice released his second album 9 with limited success. Rice is a highly skilled musician who plays piano, guitar, percussion and clarinet.