Johnathan Rice

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

27 May 1983, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The son of Scottish parents, singer-songwriter Rice spent his early years living in both Virginia and Glasgow, Scotland. Having first picked up a guitar at the age of eight, he gave up the opportunity to study politics at Edinburgh University to follow his dream of becoming a professional singer-songwriter, instead moving to New York in 2001. While scraping together enough money to make ends meet taking various part-time jobs, Rice played open mic nights in and around the city, sending out demos to record companies that had been recorded in his bedroom back in Virginia. It was on the strength of these demos that Rice was signed to Reprise Records in the summer of 2002, after returning home from New York penniless and disheartened. Work begun on his debut album shortly after this, a process that was to become unexpectedly arduous. Rice recorded the same group of songs in five different studios with various personnel around the...

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