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The Script Band Bio

The story of the band called The Script reads like, well, a movie script! Band members Danny O’Donoghue (lead singer), Mark Sheehan and Glen Power come from Ireland, and all three have gone from rags to riches – just like characters in a Hollywood film!


All three members of The Script started out in inner-city Dublin (a city in Ireland). Danny and Mark tasted some success as part of a boy band called My Town. But soon they were struggling again, when the competition from other, similar sounds got stiff. Instead of giving up, The Script worked their tails off to make a name for themselves in the music business. Now they’re creating their own fairy tale with the success of platinum single, Breakeven, from their self-titled album.


Forrest Gump

The band name The Script was inspired by life in Los Angeles. Apparently the band always compares themselves to Forrest Gump, the character played by Tom Hanks in the movie with the same name. Why? Because Forrest lived an extraordinary life, despite the fact that he was such a simply person. Danny, Mark and Glen are having the same kind of experience living and making music in America, with tons of pinch-me moments, like performing with Paul McCartney and U2.


Breaking Even

When Danny and Mark were in the boy band called My Town, they made a lot of money. Apparently, they were first signed to a label for $15 million. But they were only kids at the time, and pretty irresponsible with the money; it dried up after only about two years. According to lead singer Danny, they spent the dough on things like guitars and studio gear.


Dealing with Death

Although their story sounds like a fairy tale, there have been some very tough moments along the way for The Script. Probably the toughest thing Danny’s had to deal with is the death of his dad. He says that he deals with things like that through his music, which helps him take all the bad feelings and turn them around into something positive. Here’s his advice to teens and kids who go through difficult times in their lives:


“If you can’t play an instrument I would say paint or do something like art. If you have pain, try to put it into a different form other than tears or talking about it.”


Video: Breakeven


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