Duncan Sheik

Singer / Songwriter


Duncan Sheik spent his childhood split between his grandparents’ homes in South Carolina. His grandmother, a graduate of Julliard, encouraged his musical development and taught him to play piano. After graduating from Brown University, Sheik moved to a suburb of San Francisco to start his music career.

He started playing with acts including Liz and Lisa, composed of Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell. In 1996, he released his self-titled album with the single “Barely Breathing”, which earned Sheik a Grammy nomination. The album was certified gold and stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 55 weeks. In subsequent years, he has released seven albums and enjoyed commercial success with “Daylight” which featured a lighter, more modern sound than Sheik’s previous albums.

Sheik also composed original music for the New York Shakespeare Festival, the 2004 film, “A Home at the End of the World” and “the 2006 documentary, “Through the Fire”. In collaboration with Steven Sater, Sheik wrote the music for the Tony award winning “Spring Awakening” which premiered in 2006. He has since composed the music for the musical adaptation of “American Psycho”.

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““Engaging and genial, the dark-bearded and musically adventuresome singer-songwriter assembles complex and often-lovely arrangements around his thoughtful songs and pleasing tenor vocals.”” – Misha Berson , The Seattle Times

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