Released first solo album, Rhythm and Repose
Co-starred in the film "Once"
First album as one-half of The Swell Season
Made film debut in "The Commitments"
The Frames' first album, Another Love Song, released
Known for such albums as "Set List" and "Burn The Maps"
Left school at 13 to become a busker in downtown Dublin, an experience he later drew on for the film "Once"