They were formerly part of a boy band called Mytown, formed in 1996.Striking up a songwriting and production partnership, they were invited to Canada to collaborate with some of their heroes, including Dallas Austin, Montell Jordan and Teddy Riley.Power learned to play drums when he was just eight and he had been playing sessions from the age of 15, using the money to work on a solo project in his home, but that went on hold when his collaboration with Sheehan and O'Donoghue produced three songs in one week.The band claimed that Balcony TV was the "first TV they ever did" and credited Michael Hunter as the "push we needed to propel us" when they won Best Band at the Danish TV Music Video Awards 2009 in the Pepper Club Dublin on 20 June 2008. It consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Daniel O'Donoghue, lead guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power.The band moved to London after signing to Sony Label Group imprint Phonogenic and released its eponymous debut album of the same name, in August 2008, preceded by the successful singles "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" and "Breakeven".
She has been giving talks on dating and giving out dating assignments to students since then, and hundreds of students have gone on dates and written up reflections on those dates.
"We Cry" received "Single of the Day" on RTÉ 2FM, Today FM and by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, where many radio presenters heavily supported the band.
The band released their debut album, The Script, on 11 August 2008.
Cronin thinks the “social script” for dating has been lost, having “fallen off the radar” since the late 1980s and early 1990s, “when the hookup culture took hold,” she said.
Other factors that have changed the dating game include a growing party scene, young people looking to do things in groups more than just as couples and an arrested adolescence keeping people from making a commitment.