The Stunning, Something Happens at Heineken Big Top
The Stunning formed in 1987 in Galway and had their first top 20 single just a year later, followed by two more top ten hits before their debut album Paradise in the Picturehouse hit the number one spot in 1990, staying there for 5 weeks.
The band, now a household name, became the soundtrack to a generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80s and 90s.
Four more hit singles and another number one album followed and the band released a live album in 1993 before splitting up a year later.
After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed for an 18-date tour, which turned out to be one of the highest grossing tours in Ireland of 2003.
A whopping 30,000 people turned out to see them play a free concert in their old hometown of Galway city during the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012, a testament to the timeless quality of their music.
And more was to come: in May 2017 they released a brand new single Brighten Up My Life, which has received over 1,000 plays on Irish radio to date. Another new single Always You was released in November of the same year, the day before their first sell-out London show in 23 years.
Twice Around the World, a re-recorded, re-imagined version of their number one album Once Around the World – which also includes the new singles – is due for release in March 2018, with a nationwide tour kicking off the same day.