‘D-Day’ are a 4-piece rock band from Galway. The band was formed by brothers Darragh (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Keith Whyte (drums & percussion) who joined forces with childhood friends Chris Breslin (bass, backing vocals) and Cathal Sweeney (rhythm guitar, backing vocals).
‘Misunderstood’, their debut single, was released on October 7th to critical acclaim. They successfully launched the single with a gig in ‘The Loft Venue’, Seven Bar. The ‘Misunderstood’ music video, directed by Michael Boyle, is released November 18th.
2016 brought a relentless summer tour which began in June when they supported UK act ‘Tokyo Taboo’ (Workman’s Club). From there, ‘D-Day’ shared the stage with the ‘The Riptide Movement’ and ‘The Strypes’ (Rock the Docks) and opened for ‘Delorentos’ and ‘The Frank and Walters’ (Carrickmacross Arts Festival). The summer ended with their debut show at Whelan’s and a performance for Philomena Lynott at ‘The Bash for Philo’. Most recently, they played a headline gig in The Grand Social.
2015 saw D-Day play a string of festival shows, culminating in a slot at Rocktoberfest, Monroe’s Live alongside acts like ‘The Hot Sprockets’. Their song ‘Long Time Gone’ was mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC) was also used in the Netflix TV Show ”Club de Cuervos”.
After honing their unique mix of ’60s style rock vocals and modern instrumental sound in the practice room, they burst onto the Irish music scene in 2012 supporting ‘Thin Lizzy’ (Volvo Ocean Race Festival). Since then, ‘D-Day’ have been on a non-stop mission to introduce new audiences to their own alternative brand of rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.