The Script: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

The Script: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of The Script. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about The Script. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Dublin, Ireland

Genres: Pop rock – Soft rock – Indie rock

Members: Danny O’Donoghue – Mark Sheehan – Glen Power

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Early Start

  • In Dublin, Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan have been best friends since the time they were 12.
  • Their previous band, Mytown, was formed in 1996.
  • Dallas Austin, Montell Jordan, and Teddy Riley were invited to Canada to collaborate with them.
  • Later, they moved back to Dublin, where they recruited drummer Glen Power for their new band the Script, and began working as producers for Britney Spears, Boyz II Men and TLC.
  • At the age of eight, Power began playing drum sessions, earning money for a solo project in his home, but that was put on hold after his collaboration with Sheehan and O’Donoghue produced three songs in one week.
  • The band inked a recording label to Phonogenic in 2005, and launched an EP on Last.FM.
    Snow Patrol, U2, Coldplay, the Police, the Neptunes, Timbaland, and Van Morrison are among the band’s influences.




Career Journey

  • 2008: The Script’s eponymous debut album was launched where it topped the UK’s album charts. They also released their debut single “We Cry” (April) and their second single, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (September).
  • 2009: The Script opened for Paul McCartney at the debut concert at Citi Field. As the first single from his self-titled album, Kris Allen re-recorded the band’s bonus track and B-side “Live Like We’re Dying.”
  • 2010: The Recording Industry Association of America certified their first US single “Breakeven” as platinum where the song ranked 12th on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 2012: The band’s third album entitled #3 came out in the UK.
  • 2014: No Sound Without Silence (The band’s fourth studio album) and the lead single from the album, “Superheroes”, was launched with other singles from the album as “No Good in Goodbye”.
  • 2015: The band’s tour for this album entitled “No Sound Without Silence Tour” happened from January 2015 to September 2015.
  • 2017: “Divided States of America” came out then the song “Written in the Scars” was released.
  • 2018: The live cover of the Aslan song “Crazy World” featuring Christy Dignam, the lead singer of Aslan was made public and was housed on an acoustic EP titled Acoustic Sessions, which also featured the songs “No Man is an Island”, “Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You'”, and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”.
  • 2019: Sunsets & Full Moons, which was comprised of nine songs, was announced to be the next album of the band.
  • 2020: “Run Through Walls” came out as the second single from the album.
  • 2021: The acoustic version of “For the First Time”, which served as the lead single off of their second acoustic EP entitled Acoustic Sessions 2, came out.
  • 2022: The acoustic version of “I Want It All”, which was the lead single off of their third acoustic EP titled Acoustic Sessions 3 was released together with “Superheroes” as the second single from the EP (March).




Awards & Recognition

  • World Music Awards (1 award out of 7 nominations)
  • Global Awards (2 nominations)
  • Meteor Ireland Music Awards (4 awards out of 5 nominations)
  • won EBBA Awards
  • Brit Awards (2 nominations)
  • Teen Choice Awards nomination
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  •  ‘If You Could See Me Now’ was written in memory of Danny O’Donoghue’s late father who passed away on Valentine’s Day in 2008.
  • The band name was inspired by the time they spent living in LA.
  • Apparently, everyone was always talking about film scripts, and the pair would often joke and say, ‘What’s the script?’ instead of, ‘What’s up?’




Artist’s Favorites

                          Danny O’Donoghue
Food:  Chicken



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from The Script:

Hall of Fame

Length: 3:22

Release: 2012

Opening Lyrics:

Yeah, you can be the greatest, you can be the best
You can be the King Kong bangin’ on your chest
You can beat the world, you can beat the war
You can talk to God, go bangin’ on his door
You can throw your hands up, you can beat the clock (Yeah)
You can move a mountain, you can break rocks
Some will call it practice, some will call it luck
But either way you’re going to the history book
Standin’ in the Hall of Fame (Yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (Yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (Yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (Yeah)
And you’ll be on the walls of the Hall of Fame

More Songs to Listen to:

The Script: Top 5 Songs



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