Danny O'Donoghue was embarrassed supporting Sir Paul McCartney

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2013
Danny O'Donoghue

Danny O'Donoghue

The Script singer Danny O'Donoghue has revealed how he embarrassed himself by pressing the "wrong button" on his keyboard while the band supported Sir Paul McCartney at a stadium show

Danny O'Donoghue embarrassed himself when The Script supported Sir Paul McCartney.

The 32-year-old singer and his band were playing a show with the former Beatles icon in four years ago, and it resulted in one of his most cringe worthy career moments.

He said: "We performed at Shea Stadium in New York in 2009, supporting Sir Paul McCartney.

"I was introducing each band member as they played a solo, and when it came to my turn, I was supposed to play a piano riff on the keyboard but I hit the wrong button and it came out as drums.

"It sounded rubbish. In front of 50,000 people and a Beatle! That was bad."

The star - who also appears as a coach on TV singing show 'The Voice' - has been encouraged by the number of hopefuls appearing on the competition with instruments, as he claimed the art of being in a band is being lost.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday newspaper's You magazine: "We've seen more people turn up with guitars or playing the piano, and I love that.

"Bands don't get to showcase themselves on TV very often these days.

"It's not very fashionable - bookers are more likely to spend a fortune on Beyonce or Justin Timberlake."

Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…

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