Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik In 1996 Duncan Sheik traveled to France to record his debut album for Atlantic Records. It earned him a RIAA Gold Record award as well as a Grammy nomination. He followed up his debut with the first single from the Great Expectations Soundtrack, which also went gold. In 1998 he released his 2nd full-length, Humming, on Atlantic and then, wishing to make a different kind of record, moved to the more adventurous Nonesuch label for his third release. The resulting record, Phantom Moon, an all-acoustic collaboration with playwright/lyricist Steven Sater, was on the 2001 top ten lists of many critics including The New York Times and The Village Voice. Duncan returned to Atlantic for his fourth release, the more modern Daylight, the first single from which went top twenty in the US and was a number one hit across Asia. Soon after the release of Daylight, Duncan composed original music for the Shakespeare in the Park Production of Twelfth Night. Last year Duncan scored his first feature film, A Home At the End of the World for Warner Brothers Classics, and his original songs and score for the movie were released on Milan records. As well as finishing up his fifth record, Duncan is completing work on his first full-length musical, Spring Awakening, which had it's debut at Lincoln Center in February.