- Published on Thursday, December 09 2010
- Written by Super User
We're all aware if the fact that the Irish know how to have a good time. St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone becomes inspirited by the shamrock, is pretty much the biggest party going, even here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. But besides an excuse to drink green beer, the Irish have produced quite a few artists that have left their mark on the wonderful world of music. If you have ever heard of the legend of a rock band called U2 or even The Cranberries, who uniquely used their Celtic roots to entrance fans all over the world, then Ireland says, “You’re welcome.”
But it doesn’t stop there. From the heart of Dublin, The Script was formed, a new outlet and voice for Celtic soul -- no whiskey necessary.
Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan, now in their mid-twenties, met as teenagers in the dour part of town around James Street in Dublin, bonding over their love of music, especially black music. "At that time, MTV only came on in Dublin after midnight. It was the fuzzy channel, and for my generation, black culture was just a wave through us all," says Mark. "It wasn't about gangs and guns; it was fashion and fun, singing and dancing." Heavily influenced by the voice of Stevie Wonder, Danny spent his time learning to vocally mimic a violin (once you hear it, you’ll understand).
After meeting drummer Glen Power, who said, “I had never had a chance with any other band to express myself with such freedom,” there was no other direction but up for the trio. They couldn’t have written "the script" better themselves. The band has proven to be a force of reckoning, having their singles (from their self-titled album) “We Cry”, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, and “Breakeven”, all released in 2008, become hits and shot straight up the charts. With their new album, Science & Faith, set to be released on January 18th, 2011, the guys have released a short film titled after and introducing the first single, “For the First Time”.
With a sound full of soul featuring the good and bad side of romance, life, and death, there is no denying the heights this trio is destined for. "This is a journey. We are in constant change, constant motion. I can't ever put my finger on what exactly The Script is; I don't even think I should. All I know is that it is something that touches me deep inside, and seems to touch other people when we play," says Mark.
Today (December 9), Young Hollywood is exclusively premiering the video footage of when The Script returned home to Dublin to celebrate Arthur’s Day, a day dedicated to great music, and to recognize what the world’s most popular stout, Guinness, has done for Ireland and the rest of the world. Check out the video below to see just how exciting Arthur’s Day with the Irish can be!
- Kellyé West, YH Staff