Edward Harcourt is a successful British singer, who released 7 LPs, 3 EPs, two compilation albums and numerous singles. He is still creating new hits and writing songs and music for such artists as Marianne Faithfull, Paloma Faith, Ren Harvieu, Lana Del Rey, and others. The musician often performs at concerts as an invited artist.
Harcourt was born in London on 14 August 1977. His parentes didn’t have to do anything with music business. Edward was the youngest of three children in the famality. He loved music since childhood. Parents noticed Ed’s talent and sent him to music school at 9 where the young boy learned how to play the piano. At 17, Ed got an offer to work as piano teacher. However, he refused, saying that analyzing music doesn’t allow him to enjoy it.
In the 1990s, Harcourt was the keyboardist and bass guitar player in the band Snug, which was formed by his school friends. The group released two studio albums, From Solar to Polar and Snug. During that period Edward was inspired by the American musician Tom Waits, who influenced his career a bit later. Harcourt often said that Waits’ album, Small Chang, is his favorite work of all times.