Über The Script
The Script are like one of them all-you-can-eat buffets popular in the Midwest: there's a little something here for everybody. The group's overall sound is a fusion of U2-inspired piano rock and Maroon 5's blue-eyed soul (just without Adam Levine's stubble). There also lurk shades of Sugar Ray, Fall Out Boy, the Fray, Timbaland and the Counting Crows. So yeah, what we have here is Ireland's answer to OneRepublic, more or less. Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan met in Dublin when they were just restless teenagers. Bonding over a love for American soul and R&B, they put together a short-lived boy-band project called mytown. O'Donoghue and Sheehan, meanwhile, grew into a talented songwriting and production duo, eventually relocating to America to work with hotshot producer Dallas Austin (Pink, Madonna, Gwen Stefani and others). The pair soon returned to Ireland, however, and hooked up with drummer Glen Power. A year after signing to the Phonogenic label, the trio scored its first hit, "We Cry." They followed with the even bigger "The Man Who Can't Be Moved." International success necessitated a move to London, which is the Script's current base of operations.