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Ed Harcourt


Following the demise of his previous band, Snug, British songwriter Ed Harcourt released a short-lived career being a chef while continuing to create his own songs. A enthusiast of Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley, he quickly empty the kitchen and only a single songwriting career, one which discovered him progressing from bass electric guitar (his chief device with Snug) to a great many other instruments like the piano, electric guitar, banjo, and drums. Harcourt became a prolific, genre-hopping musician and spent a lot of the 2000s on EMI’s roster, launching exclusive albums whose monitors veered between orchestrated pop, minimalist ballads, and Brit-pop/rock and roll music. Maplewood, Harcourt’s single debut, sounded such as a function happening upon its discharge in 2001. Certainly, Heavenly Records released the four-track documenting in its primary condition, despite Harcourt’s primary plan to utilize the atmospheric music (that have been recorded within the rural placing of his grandmother’s Sussex home) as demonstration materials. Conversely, 2002’s Right here End up being Monsters was documented in an effective studio, offering thickened and enriched variations of a few of Harcourt’s previously function. The following yr saw the discharge of OUT OF EVERY Sphere, a stripped-down sophomore work, and Harcourt toured with Wilco and R.E.M. before liberating his third studio room recording, Strangers, in 2004. Gorgeous Lie arrived 2 yrs later on, offering the singer’s most powerful writing up to now. The album have been recorded amid Harcourt’s wedding arrangements, with soon-to-be wife Gita Harcourt playing violin on many paths. A greatest-hits compilation, Until Tomorrow After that: THE VERY BEST of Ed Harcourt, adopted in 2007, offering key tracks through the songwriter’s EMI albums and a fresh music entitled “You Place a Spell on Me.” The recording became Harcourt’s last for EMI. Toward the finish of the 10 years, Ed Harcourt aligned himself with NY City’s Dovecote Information, which helped him increase his American viewers by reissuing THE STUNNING Lay in 2008. Twelve months later on, the digital launch of Russian Roulette whetted expectation for Harcourt’s appropriate follow-up to THE STUNNING Lie, which found its way to the proper execution of 2010’s Lustre. 3 years later on, Harcourt returned using the extra studio album, BACK TO the Woods. Comprising tracks he wrote more than a month-long hiatus, the recording was documented in six hours at Abbey Street Studios in London. The EP, Period of Dust, made an appearance in 2014. In 2016, Harcourt released his seventh studio room recording, the Flood-produced Furnaces.

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Full Name Ed Harcourt
Date Of Birth August 14, 1977
Profession Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality English
Spouse Gita Harcourt-Smith
Children Roxy Harcourt-Smith, Franklyn Harcourt-Smith
Siblings William Harcourt-Smith
Music Songs The World Is On Fire, The Way That I Live, Furnaces, Apple of My Eye, Hey Little Bruiser, She Fell Into My Arms, Last Of Your Kind, This One's for You, Loup Garou, All of Your Days Will Be Blessed, Revolution in the Heart, In My Time of Dust, Watching the Sun Come Up, You Give Me More Than Love, Until Tomorrow Then, Visit From the Dead Dog, God Protect Your Soul, The Birds Will Sing for Us, Hanging With the Wrong Crowd, You Put a Spell on Me, Something in My Eye, Rain on the Pretty Ones, Haywired, Beneath the Heart of Darkness, Do as I Say Not as I Do, The Man That Time Forgot, Come Into My Dreamland, There Is A Light Below, The Saddest Orchestra, Occupational Hazard, Fireflies Take Flight, Born in the '70s
Albums Here Be Monsters, The Beautiful Lie, Time of Dust, Back into the Woods, From Every Sphere, Lustre, Strangers, Furnaces, From Solar to Polar, Until Tomorrow Then: The Best of Ed Harcourt, Russian Roulette, Maplewood, Elephant's Graveyard, The Way That I Live, Watching the Sun Come Up (Australian Tour EP)
Movies For No Good Reason, S. Darko, New York City Serenade

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Made in Chelsea 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Decoy Bride 2011 writer: "Make up your Mind"
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Remember Me 2010 performer: "Hanging with the Wrong Crowd" / writer: "Hanging with the Wrong Crowd"
Not Since You 2009 performer: "You Put a Spell on Me" / writer: "You Put a Spell on Me"
S. Darko 2009 performer: "Battleground" / writer: "Battleground"
The Inbetweeners TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
Damages 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Deal 2008/I performer: "Good Friends Are Hard to Find" / writer: "Good Friends Are Hard to Find"
Après lui 2007 performer: "Late Night Partner" / writer: "Late Night Partner"
Georgia Rule 2007 performer: "Born in the 70's" / writer: "Born in the 70's"
Severance 2006 performer: "We'll Meet Again"
Daltry Calhoun 2005 performer: "Strangers" / writer: "Strangers"
Rembrandt 2003 performer: "All of your Days will be Blessed" / writer: "All of your Days will be Blessed" - as Harcourt
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
For No Good Reason 2012 Documentary performer: "Warfile" / producer: "Warfile" / writer: "Warfile"
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012 Video Game performer: "Watching the Sun Come Up" / writer: "Watching the Sun Come Up"



Like Sunday, Like Rain 2014
For No Good Reason 2012 Documentary
S. Darko 2009
Cheese Cake 2007 Short
New York City Serenade 2007
Bunny Barzynski 2002

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