Galway, County Galway
D-Day are an alternative band from Galway. Made up of brothers, Darragh (lead vocals, guitar) and Keith Whyte (drums), alongside Cathal Sweeney (guitar, backing vocals) and Tymek Kocurkiewicz (bass, backing vocals), the band draw influence from Kings of Leon, U2 and The Killers.
Following on from a hectic UK summer tour featuring shows at The Cavern, Liverpool and Night and Day, Manchester, they returned home for the Pure M Awards at East Side Tavern, Dublin where they topped off their summer by winning ‘Best Act’. Their debut single ‘Misunderstood’- which was mixed by Grammy and Juno-nominated sound engineer, Mike Fraser (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC and Biffy Clyro) and mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer, Adam Ayan- was launched on October 7th 2016 to critical acclaim, and went on to be included on Pete Holidai’s ‘Scene Not Heard’: a compilation album featuring the best of Irish music. The band then went on to launch their second single, ‘Movin’ On’, in March of 2017, while their track, ‘Long Time Gone’, featured on Netflix original series ‘Club de Cuervos’. Since then, D-Day have been on a non-stop mission, introducing themselves to new audiences and gaining slots at numerous summer festivals in 2018 including Bloom in the park, Castlepalooza and London's M festival.
‘’Not for a long time have I witnessed a set with not one weak song.’’ – Craig Sharp-Weir, I’m Not From London
‘’D-Day have managed to successfully make themselves stand apart from the crowd.’’ – Remy Connolly
‘’This is definitely a band I hope gets a lot of attention.’’ – Al Gilmore, Chordblossom
‘’A new four-piece band from Galway with a lot of promise.’’ – Eric Lalor, JOE.ie
“You don’t want to miss these guys.” – Shannon Duvall, YouBloom