Danny O'Donoghue is loved by millions around the world as the front man of The Script, but success did not come quickly for the Dubliner-it took years of grafting to hit the big time
Youngest of a musical family, Danny was born to be a rock star. With no interest in education, his long path to stardom began after a chance meeting with would-be guitar hero Mark Sheehan. Little did the two youngsters know that they would ultimately find fame together as one of Ireland's most successful bands. But Danny would spent a decade in musical purgatory in the US, stealing bags of ice just to fill his bath and making tea in recording studios for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. With years of learning from the best, he knew the recipe for success. The Script exploded onto the scene in style, with hit singles turning them into worldwide stars. With Paul McCartney, Take That, and U2 all clamoring for their support, they were soon headlining arenas themselves. And in 2012, Danny's career reached new heights as a judge on hit show The Voice. His journey from tea boy to TV star, music hero, and household name was complete. In this first-ever biography of the star, David O'Dornan reveals the amazing highs and lows of Danny's personal and professional life, and speaks to music industry experts and artists to find out more about the man behind the music that is adored by so many. This is a must-read book for any fan or, as Danny likes to call them, "The Script Family."
David O'Dornan is an associate editor of the Sunday Life newspaper. Before that, he worked as a staff showbiz reporter and showbiz editor. He is also the author of The Man Who is Mrs Brown.