Hailing from Athy, Co. Kildare, Jimmy Rainsford (22) and Ryan Hennessy (21) joined forces at the end of October 2015, after Jimmy spotted Ryan performing in local pubs and venues. Upon hearing Ryan’s unique voice, Jimmy invited Ryan to join him in his studio to record some tracks. After quickly hitting it off the duo decided to make the partnership more permanent and Picture This was born. Setting up the band’s Facebook as a way to promote their music with quickly saw Picture This’ fan-base rise from 100 friends and family to over 16,000 in a short space of time. They have received over 2.5 million views on Facebook and over two hundred and fifty thousand views on YouTube. In March of this year, Picture This were honoured when their single “You and I” was chosen by the Irish Film Board as the music for their new advertisement campaign, running in cinemas and used in the board’s presentation at both the Oscars and The Sundance Film Festival.
Their Traffic Jam videos have become a viral sensation and have seen the likes of Gavin James, The Script’s Glen Power, The Coronas, Ryan Sheridan, Hometown and Aslan’s Christy Dignam all take part with requests from many more artists to join in.
Picture This have just released their second single “Take My Hand”, the follow up to the band’s first release “You and I” which was well received at Irish radio and also received airplay air across UK and USA airwaves. “Take My Hand” is currently being featured on RTE 2FM’s ‘Eoghan McDermott Show’ as their “Record of the Week”.