Picture This (band)

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Picture This
OriginAthy, Ireland
Years active2015–present
MembersRyan Hennessy (Guitar/Vocals)
Jimmy Rainsford (Drums)
Owen Cardiff (Guitar)
Cliff Deane (Bass)

Picture This is an Irish alternative pop band based in Ireland, comprising Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane. In 2017, they released their eponymous debut album, which entered atop the Irish Albums Chart. In early 2019, they released their follow up album MDRN LV, to mixed critical review, but considerable commercial success.


Picture This originate from Athy, County Kildare, Ireland. The band consists of many people including Ryan Hennessy (vocals), Jimmy Rainsford (drums), Owen Cardiff (Guitar) and Cliff Deane (Bass). Rainsford had previously toured with Ryan Sheridan, whilst Hennessy had been a member of another local band. Deane, Cardiff and Rainsford were childhood friends. Deane and Cardiff joined the band when Hennessy and Rainsford asked them to play with Picture This. they think you should look out for small music creators in Co. Wexford [1]


2015–2017: Breakthrough and Picture This[edit]

In October 2015, Ryan Hennessy recorded a sample of the song "Take My Hand" on his iPhone, which he and Rainsford later recorded in the studio. The video was uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, and has amassed over 4 million views across all platforms. The band's debut gig was to be played in the Grand Social venue in Dublin, which they sold out in under 30 minutes. To meet the demand, the gig was moved to The Academy, which has a capacity of 850 people. The band became the first act to sell out the venue for their debut gig.

The band announced a 20-date tour of Ireland in spring 2016. The tour began in Leixlip on 4 June and culminated with three dates at the Olympia, a 1,600 capacity venue in Dublin on 1–3 November. By 22 July 2016 tickets for 16 of the shows had sold out, including two dates at the Olympia. The band later announced that they would be playing a third and final date at the Olympia on 3 November 2016.[2]

In July, the band announced that they would be releasing their debut EP on 12 August. It was called For You EP and the track list featured five original songs including Take My Hand.

The EP debuted at number 1 on the Irish Albums Chart for an hour during the week ending 18 August 2016.[3]

Picture This were the supporting headliner at the Longitude Festival in July 2017 and announced their Irish tour, which sold out in the 3Arena within three minutes of being released.[citation needed] They released their self-titled debut album on 25 August 2017.[4]

2018–present: MDRN LV[edit]

On 23 March 2018, Picture This released "This Morning". On 15 June 2018, they released "When We Were Young". On 17 October 2018, they announced their second album, MDRN LV, and released its lead single, "One Drink". Following the release, they also announced their second headline tour. On 7 December 2018, they released the second single from "MDRN LV", "Everything or Nothing". The album was released on 19th February 2019, with a performance atop the Empire State Building in New York. On 18 October 2019 they released their single "One Night". On 19 October they announced three concert dates in Ireland in Cork, Dublin and Belfast for June 2020.


  • Ryan Hennessy – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jimmy Rainsford – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Owen Cardiff – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Cliff Deane – bass guitar, backing vocals


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak
Picture This
  • Released: 25 August 2017[4]
  • Formats: CD, download
Mdrn Lv
  • Released: 15 February 2019[7]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Extended play details Peak
For You EP
  • Released: 12 August 2016
  • Formats: CD, download


Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
2015 "Take My Hand" 21 Picture This EP
2016 "For You"
"Let's Be Young" 66
"I Don't Know Why"
"You & I" 48
"This Christmas" 34 Non-album single
2017 "Never Change" 30 Picture This
"Everything I Need" 72
"95" 61
"Addicted to You" 22
2018 "This Morning" 6 Non-album singles
"When We Were Young" 28
"One Drink" 12 98 Mdrn Lv
"Everything or Nothing" 7
2019 "If You Wanna Be Loved" 18
"Modern Love" 23
"One Night" 4
2020 "Winona Ryder" 20
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.
* "Take My Hand" totalized also 5.46 million streams in March 2019[9]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2017 "Smell Like Him" 73 Picture This
"Jane" 81
"Carry On" 82
"Dream" 92
"Saviour" 97
"Body and Mind" 62
2019 "Nevada" 93
"Hurt Nobody" 52

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Picture This: A band to watch out for!". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Picture This add a third show at Olympia after selling out previous two". Hot Press. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 18 August 2016". Chart-Track. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ragel, Amani (20 June 2017). "Picture This Announce Release of Debut Album". Hot Press. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Picture This Discography". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Picture This | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ MDRN LV by Picture This on iTunes, 15 February 2019, retrieved 17 October 2018
  8. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Picture This' Top 10 biggest songs on the Official Irish Singles Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  10. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  11. ^ a b "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  14. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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