The band formed in 1987 in Galway, Ireland and had their first Top 20 single just a year later followed by two more Top 10 hits before their debut album 'Paradise in the Picturehouse' hit the number one spot in 1990 staying there for 5 weeks. Over the next year or so, there were more hit singles, followed by another number one album. They released a live album ‘Tightrope’ in '93 before splitting up a year later.
After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed in 2003 to find that their audience had in fact grown during the time they spent away. In 2012 around 30,000 people turned out to see them play a free concert in their old hometown of Galway city.
In March 2018 the band released 'Twice Around the World', a re-recorded, re-vamped version of their number one album 'Once Around the World'. It topped the charts once again and was the biggest-selling album in Ireland that week. The band then embarked on a sold-out tour of Ireland and headlined festivals over the summer of 2018. The Stunning are back, sounding as fresh as ever.