A self-described "Celtic soul" trio, the Script were founded by guitarist Marc Sheehan and vocalist Danny O'Donoghue in 2001. The two musicians had previously performed together in Mytown, an Irish-based boy band that enjoyed moderate success at home but failed to generate international acclaim. After the group disbanded, Sheehan and O'Donoghue spent several years in Los Angeles, where they worked as producers alongside the likes of Teddy Riley, the Neptunes, and Rodney Jerkins. They later relocated to Dublin and recruited Glen Power as their drummer, trading promising careers in production for a blend of contemporary R&B and polished, anthemic pop/rock.
Irish alt-rockers The Script haven’t wasted any time getting their music career off the ground since their eponymous studio debut surfaced in 2008. The self-described Celtic soul trio is enjoying the continuing success of its third album, the aptly titled “#3.” That 2012 release, which features the platinum-selling track “Hall of Fame” with will.i.am., topped the charts in Ireland and the U.K. and has been covered by musical television series “Glee” — a true pop culture nod of approval. To date, The Script has helmed two extensive headlining world tours, both of which boasted impressive ticket sales across the globe, including several sold-out arena shows. The soulful performers have also provided opening support for concerts by some of today’s most iconic acts, including fellow Europeans U2 and Paul McCartney. The Script has even transitioned to the screen, licensing a few of their singles for use on U.S. shows such as “90210” and “The Vampire Diaries” and U.K. programs “EastEnders” and “Made in Chelsea.” Frontman and singer/songwriter Danny O’Donoghue also took part in “The Voice U.K.,” serving as a coach alongside Tom Jones, Jessie J and will.i.am.