Mayo band enjoy appearance on Ray D’Arcy Show

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Hurricane Highway feel the wind at their back with national exposure on RTÉ One

Michael Duffy

UP and coming Mayo band Hurricane Highway were last week celebrating after a high-profile appearance on RTÉ’s Saturday-night chat show The Ray D’Arcy Show.
The band is led by Westport musician and singer Ed Holland and guitarist Kevin Collins, a Dublin native who has been resident in Old Head in Louisburgh for the last 20 years.
Last year was a breakthrough year for the band, which enjoyed great success with their last four single releases.
On The Ray D’Arcy Show, they played a rousing rendition of their single ‘Keep Them Kisses Comin’ and received a great reaction from the crowd and on social media.
“There was a great buzz around afterwards, and we were delighted to be able to perform live on one of RTÉ’s most-watched shows,” said Kevin Collins.
‘Keep Them Kisses Comin’ has topped 750,000 hits on YouTube alone, and the track was included on Midwest Radio’s Christmas CD, as it was one of the most requested songs on station over the last year.
The band also appeared on Irish TV’s Christmas Special with Daniel O’Donnell, the Fureys and others just before Christmas. Over the last 18 months they have appeared on numerous TV shows and toured in the US.
They are now due to release a new single and video in February, as well as a new album this summer.
The band was formed by chance in 2014 with Ed and Kevin decided they were going to put a band together and that they would only do top quality songs and recordings and also high performance videos.
“Last year was a fantastic year for the band and now it’s great to get 2016 off to a flying start by appearing on prime time national television. We are very much looking forward to the rest of 2016,” said Kevin Collins.