Ed Harcourt (born August 14 1977) is an English singer-songwriter from Lewes who as of 2006 has released six albums
Harcourt primary instrument is the piano, but he also plays several less common keyboard instruments as well as the guitar. When performing live he is accompanied by a band typically comprising a drummer, guitarist, violinist and trumpeter. His work is sometimes reminiscent of Tom Waits but still entirely his own, varied and passionate style.
Besides being a headliner himself, he has also played support for a lot of artists over the years, like REM, Wilco and Neil Finn. Before he went solo he was also in a band called Snug, he played the bass and keyboards for them. NOTOC thumb|right|Snug album