Duncan Scott Sheik is an American singer-songwriter and composer. Initially finding success as a singer, most notably for his
1996 debut single "Barely Breathing", he later expanded to compositions for motion pictures and the Broadway stage, such as
the successful musical, Spring Awakening. Sheik practices Nichiren Buddhism and is a member of the US branch of the worldwide
Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.
Sheik has released 7 studio albums and an 80's cover's album in 2011. He has had 13 singles and Barely Breathing which got to
number 16 on the US Billboard 100. He has taken huge influence from Oasis and Nick Drake over his albums and has a similar
musical sound to John Mayer.