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Mayer is latest US star to praise the Script

THE Script have earned another high profile fan to their growing list -- US musician John Mayer.

The soft rocker has praised the Dublin band for their hit single Break Even, even claiming that the song was such a success last year that it will be impossible to beat in 2010.

"Every band with a single this year has a mission: beat Break Even by The Script. Oh, yeah... good luck," Mayer said.

The seven-times Grammy winner made the announcement via his Twitter page, and the declaration will be welcome publicity for the band, as Mayer has nearly 3m followers on the social networking site.

Some of his fans include US talk show hosts Tyra Banks and Ellen DeGeneres, whose show the boys have already appeared on.

After hearing Mayer's words of support, the boys thanked Jennifer Aniston's ex for the plug.

"Thanks so much for the mention. We are big fans of your music and it means so much to us as a new band that you would give us a plug," was the message left on the band's page.



Elusive

The Script are already a household name in Ireland after performing as the opening act for the Dublin leg of U2's 360 tour last summer.

But in their bid for international fame, they have also managed to crack the elusive US market in the past year, thanks to numerous appearances on television shows including hit MTV reality programme The Hills and teen drama 90210.

The down-to-earth guys have seen their fame skyrocket since they performed Break Even on the Hollywood drama.

Meanwhile, their song The Man Who Can't Be Moved also featured on Jennifer Love Hewitt's hit series The Ghost Whisperer and was the backing track for Heidi Klum and her fellow Victoria's Secret lingerie models at a New York fashion show.

The band are just hot off the heels of a hit tour of America and Canada which finished off with a special performance at Terminal 5 in JFK airport in New York last month.

Lead singer Danny O'Donoghue flew back from the States to his Dublin home at Christmas to spend time with his model girlfriend Irma Mali and his family.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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