Ireland

The Script

In 2001, with boyband fever still going strong, the band Mytown disbanded. After their debut in 2000 they had some moderate succes in their native Ireland, but failed to score abroad. Two of the founding members, Marc Sheehan and Danny O´Donoghue, moved to LA to work as producers. As producers they were very successful, working with the likes of Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins and The Neptunes. After a few years, they moved back to Dublin and started a new band. They recruited Glen Power as their drummer, and began writing songs that combine contemporary R&B with smooth pop.

Their debut single was released in September 2007, and received heavy airplay in both Ireland and Britain. The band´s success got an extra nudge after influential BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley endorsed the band. After signing with Phonogenic Records, Sheehan, O´Donoghue and Power packed up their bags and moved to London to record their debut album. An appearance at Glastonbury Festival for the summer of 2008 was also scheduled.

The album turned out to be a huge success. It topped the charts in both the UK and in Ireland, and reached the top twenty in numerous other countries, including Australia and the US. Their success continued when in 2009 Paul McCartney and U2 enlisted the band to open several sold-out shows for them. Their second album, Science and Faith, was released in September 2010.