Dane Guiden Derek Ryan
For the compilation album by Gorillaz, see D-Sides.
D-Side was an Irishboyband established in 2001, by twins Rory and Eoghan MacSweeney and they were signed to Edel Records. Edel brought in Kim Glover to manage the band after her success with New Kids on the Block, Ant & Dec (as PJ & Duncan), B*Witched and Let Loose. Glover secured their entry into Japan getting them a recording contract with Avex and worked with them until the end of 2004. They had some success in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Europe, winning 'Best New Band Award' at the Smash Hits Tour in 2002.
The band was originally made up of five members, Derek Ryan, Shane Creevey, Derek Moran, Damien Bowe and Dane Guiden, but became a threesome, however, when Bowe and Guiden both left for personal reasons. They have had three Top 10singles in the UK, and have supported Blue, Westlife and numerous other bands on tour during 2003 and 2004, as well as being involved in Charity events such as Soccer Magic, Soccer 6, Children in Need and ChildLine. In 2006 D-Side took part in international contest "New wave" in Urmala. They were successful in Japan where their single "Invisible", which was produced by Desmond Child, reached number one. They released a total of three albums there, as well as a greatest hits compilation. They were signed to the Japanese record label, Avex and managed by John Black at Black Gold Management. Derek Moran is now a Channel 5 TV presenter on Milkshake! and is managed by Kim Glover.
Stronger Together was the title of the first album written by Red Rhythm AKA Simon Britton & Cliff Randall and Tara McDonald. It was released in 2003 by Polydor Records UK. The album was a hit in many countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, China and Japan. The album reached the Top 10 in those six countries. The album contained five singles. The first single was titled "Stronger Together", and it was only released in Ireland, reaching #2. The second single was "Speechless", released in all the countries, and got some success in Europe and Asia. The single reached the Top 10 in UK Singles Chart (#9), and in Japan. In the other countries, it reached the Top 40. The third single was "Invisible", released in late 2003, and reached #7 in the UK. The single was also a hit in Europe and Asia, reaching #1 in Japan, and the Top 5 in other countries, such as China, Ireland and France. The song was later covered by Clay Aiken. The fourth single, "Real World", was released in February 2004. The single was #1 in Ireland and Japan, and reached the Top 10 in UK (#9), France and China. The fifth and final single was "Pushin' Me Out", released in April 2004. In the Japan Charts it reached #7, but was less successful in other countries, reaching only #21 in the UK.
Gravity was the second album from the band and released by Avex/Polydor. The group had become a trio by this time. The album peaked at #2 in Japan and #10 in China, but generated less interest elsewhere, only reaching #20 in Ireland, and landing within the Top 40 in France and Germany. The album contained three singles, but only one was released in Europe. The single "One More Night Alone" missed the Top 40 in France and Germany, and in China peaked at #27. In Japan the track was a hit, reaching #1. The next single was "Sacrifice", a pop-ballad duet with Antony Costa, which was only released in Japan and China. The single reached #1 in both the Chinese and Japanese Singles Charts. The third single, "Who Wants the World", was only released in Japan, where it peaked at #2.
Their third and final album, Unbroken, was released on 28 October 2006. "No One" was an unreleased track written by Bryan Adams.