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PICTURE THIS performs the song "TAKE MY HAND" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY JAMES MAAD
Picture This originate from Athy, County Kildare. The duo consists of childhood friends, Ryan Hennessy (vocals) and Jimmy Rainsford (drums). The duo lived in the same town and attended the same school but only chose to record music in October 2015.
Ryan Hennessy recorded a sample of the song "Take My Hand" on his iPhone, which he and Rainsford later recorded in studio. The video was uploaded to Facebook and Youtube and has amassed over 1.2 million views across all platforms. The duos debut gig was to be played in the Grand Social venue in Dublin, which they sold out in under 30 minutes.The duo became the first act to sell out the venue for their debut gig.
The duo announced a twenty-date tour of Ireland in Spring 2016. As of July 22, 2016 tickets for sixteen of the shows have sold out, including two dates at the Olympia. After relocating to a different venue, band ‘Picture This’ managed to sell out at The Academy in Dublin for their debut gig on April 3, making them the first band ever to achieve this.The band later announced that they would be playing a third and final date at the Olympia on 3 November 2016.
In July, the band announced that they would be releasing their debut EP on 12 August. It is called Picture This EP and the track list will feature five original songs including Take My Hand.
The EP debuted at number-one on the Irish Albums Chart for an hour the week ending 18 August 2016.
Picture This were the supporting headliner at the Longitude Festival in July 2017 and announced their upcoming gig in the 3Arena, which sold out within three minutes of being released. They released their self-titled debut album on 25 August 2017 and has just gone double platinum.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Host - James Maad
Producer - Grace Puluczek
Camera & Sound - Carlos Blanco // Miguel Ángel Marshall
Location - Hotel Emperador
Photographer - Eladio De Las Cuevas //https://eladinphoto.jimdo.com
Assistant - Virginia Barbero
Catering - La Bodega de Chamberi
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