Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Review: The Script, Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Pop trio complete yet another thrilling chapter in their success story

The Script: Glen Power, Danny O’Donoghue and Mark Sheehan.

It's hard to believe that The Script were formed 10 years ago.

Because it’s only in the past three years that the trio from Dublin have hit the big time.

But seeing the band blast out one hit after another makes you realise what a success they have become, selling out venues like the Odyssey in a matter of minutes. These guys have come a long way since first supporting Take That and U2 a couple of years ago at Croke Park.

And it was no surprise that Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheenan and Glen Power went down a storm in Belfast last night.

The strength of O'Donoghue's vocals encouraged the crowd to sing along to songs like their first hit single We Cry and their latest release, If You Ever Come Back.

There were also a couple of more serene moments during the show with stirring performances of The Man Who Can't Be Moved and a real crowd favourite, For The First Time.

It’s hard to pinpoint why The Script have become such a success. Maybe it’s the story-spinning lyrics of their songs. When the lads broke into Breakeven, the energy and excitement from the audience rippled through the arena.

This even appeared to stun |O’Donoghue who frequently throughout the show took time to interact with the crowd and seemed genuinely appreciative.

Undoubtedly, The Script are now comfortable playing to thousands-strong crowds and their show at the Aviva Stadium in July is one not to be missed.

Chris Cairns

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