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The CRAIC with D-Day and Rocktoberfest – front cover in progress!


D-Day’s Song on Netflix, mixed by Mike Fraser famous for mixing AC/DC, Aerosmith and Metallica  

Interview by Avril HORAN

Moylough band D-Day are ready to rock at Monroes Live on Thursday, October 1st at Rocktoberfest – after one of their songs was chosen by Netflix to be featured on an original series.  It is a great opportunity for the four members- Darragh Whyte (Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar), Keith Whyte (Drums and Percussion), Chris Breslin (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) and  Cathal Sweeney (Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals). 

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D-Day enjoying to be at home on Netflix and getting ready for #Rocktoberfest at Monroe’s Live. Photo by Darius Ivan

“Just this month, one of our songs, Long Time Gone, was featured on a Netflix original series called Club de Cuervos,” explains lead singer Darragh. “Building on that, Long Time Gone – which we recorded with Ray Diamond at the Forge studios Galway – was mixed in Canada by legendary mixing engineer Mike Fraser who is famous for mixing AC/DC, Aerosmith and Metallica. The entire experience we have had with this song has been an absolute honour for us. “

The group are best described as having an old school rock sound with a modern twist and, this year, they won NUIGs Witless battle of the bands.  It is another step in the ladder of success for a band who supported Thin Lizzy at the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012 and, more recently, Bagatelle on their farewell tour. 

This talented bunch would happily be stranded with one another on a desert island (in answer to our typical craicing question) as Darragh describes “I couldn’t stand to think they would get to see how Game of Thrones plays out without me”.  And this is one lead singer who can make a “mean toasted sandwich” on his George Foreman. If that wasn’t enough, they are set to reach new heights as the subject of a new TV documentary.

“Recently we were selected and filmed for an upcoming international TV music documentary called Musical Exchange by a Mexican production company” explains Darragh. “It is based on the lives and aspirations of bands trying to make it in the music industry. I was asked to write the theme song for the show by one of the producers Miguel Márquez.

“The song “Movin’ On” was born as a result and it is our upcoming single and music video.  We filmed in Silver Strand and Ballyglunin Train Station, Galway and are really looking forward to it.”

PS: Have a look on the front cover of the upcoming CRAIC in progress as advertising ROCKTOBERFEST 2015 in Monroe’s Live! https://www.facebook.com/events/135169620163104/

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The CRAIC with @DDayRockBand and #RocktoberfestGalway at @MonroesLive The CRAIC in Galway edition 49 Front Cover in Progress! We love U2 here at The CRAIC so we were inspired to recreate our own version of one of U2’s most iconic album covers, ‘WAR’ Chris Breslin (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) in Galway based rock formation D-Day in the role of ‘The Boy’ Photo and collage by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/135169620163104/

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The CRAIC with @DDayRockBand and #RocktoberfestGalway at @MonroesLive The CRAIC in Galway edition 49 Front Cover in Progress! We love U2 here at The CRAIC so we were inspired to recreate our own version of one of U2’s most iconic album covers, ‘WAR’ Chris Breslin (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) in Galway based rock formation D-Day in the role of ‘The Boy’ and we included the rest of the band Darragh Whyte (Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar), Keith Whyte (Drums and Percussion) and Cathal Sweeney (Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals). Photo and collage by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie https://www.facebook.com/events/135169620163104/

Welcome to the 49th edition of the Craic in Galway magazine. Photography by Darius Ivan www.divmedia.ie

The CRAIC with @DDayRockBand and #RocktoberfestGalway at @MonroesLive Welcome to the 49th edition of the Craic in Galway magazine. Photography by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie 

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