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Red Hurley AKA Red Vincent Hurley

From: Milltown, Dublin

Active: 70s onwards

Style: Pop

Bio:

Brian Hurley AKA Red Hurley (born 1949) fronted The Colours (1969-70), The Wheels (1970-71) and The Nevada (1971-74), replacing the departing Roly Daniels and joining his brother Liam Hurley in the latter. He scored hit singles with all of the above, and established himself as one of Ireland's top pop singers. He launched his solo career with his own Red Hurley Band in 1974 and enjoyed a lengthy solo career. He appeared on TV in Ireland and the UK many times. He represented Ireland at Eurovision with 'When' in 1976 and was signed to Red Bus Management (UK) for a number of years in the mid-70s, resulting in a number of continental singles, but his career remained centered in Ireland until the 90s, when it began to waine and he moved to the USA. Like many Irish entertainers of the 70s, his career in Ireland enjoyed a boost thanks to a wave of nostalgia which engulfed the country in the early 21st century.

Between his stints with The Wheels and The Nevada, Red Hurley recorded one song 'Going Away' for the 1971 National Song Contest. Was this released as a single?

Brother of manager/producer Liam Hurley.



Discography

Red Hurley & The Colours - A Poor Man's Roses / I Didn't Even Know
7" - Target Records 7N.17771 IRL - June 1969
7" - Pye Records 7N.17771 UK - 25 July 1969
Reached #14 in the Irish Charts


Red Hurley & The Wheels - Black Rose / Good Time Girl
7" - Target Records 7N.17872 IRL - 1970
7" - Pye Records 7N.17872 UK - 23 January 1970


Red Hurley & The Wheels - Isadora / Amigos
7" - Target Records 7N.17945 - IRL - May 1970
Reached #14 in the Irish Charts


Red Hurley & The Wheels - Take Me Tonight / Let's Get Started
7" - Target Records 7N.17982 IRL - September 1970
Reached #20 in the Irish Charts


Red Hurley & The Nevada - Sometimes / I'll Be Home
7" - Play Records PLAY 03 IRL - April 1971
Reached #1 in the Irish Charts in July 1971


Red Hurley & The Nevada - Kiss Me Goodbye / Bring Back The Good Times
7" - Play Records PLAY 06 IRL - October 1971 - PS
Reached #1 in the Irish Charts


• The Best Of Red Hurley
LP - Play Records - PLAY 1002 - IRL - 1971


Red Hurley & The Nevada - Hold Me / Trudy
7" - Play Records PLAY 19 IRL - April 1972
Reached #3 in the Irish Charts


Red Hurley & The Wheels - Isadora EP
7" - Pye Mini Monster PMM 604 - IRL - 1973 - PS?
Reissues four tracks from the three 1970 Pye singles recorded with The Wheels


Red Hurley & The Nevada - Arkansas / Hold Me Just One More Time
7" - Play Records PLAY 53 IRL - February 1973 - PS
Reached #2 in the Irish Charts


Red Hurley & The Nevada - I Never Said Goodbye / Id Like To Teach You
7" - Play Records PLAY 63 IRL - August 1973
Reached #5 in the Irish Charts


• I Know / I Can't Wait To Love You
7" - Release Records RL 741 IRL - 1974
Reached #5 in the Irish Charts


• Hit Singles AKA Hits
LP - Play Records - PLAY 1010 - IRL - May 1975
Reached #1 in the Irish Charts


• Love Is All / Grannies Got A Painted Leg
7" - Release Records RL 766 IRL - 1975
Reached #1 in the Irish Charts


• Broken Promises / Prelude
7" - Release Records RL 801 - IRL - January 1976
7" - Golden Irish Favourites/Release - GIFT 011 - IRL - 19?? - reissue
Reached #1 in the Irish Charts


• When / You Are Mine
7" - Release Records RL 808 IRL - March 1976
• When / Just A Little Love
7" - Pye Records 7N.45583 UK - 19 March 1976 - PS
7" - Pye Records 16 805 AT Germany - Apr 1976 - PS
7" - Pye Records 45 PY.14078 France - 1976 - PS
Irish Eurovision Entry for 1976, reached #4 in the Irish Charts


• Tennessee Special / Morena
7" - Release Records RL 827 IRL - 1976
7" - Red Bus/EMI Records EMI 2527 UK - 1 October 1976 - PS
7" - Red Bus/Negram Records NG-759 NL - 1976 - PS
7" - EMI Records 1C 006-98069 Germany - 1976 - PS
Reached #3 in the Irish Charts


• America Calls / Listen To The Children
7" - Red Bus/Negram Records - NG 806 - NL - 1976 - PS
A-side by Yellowstone & Voice, produced by Roberto Danova


• When (AKA The Tennessee Special)
LP - Release Records RRL 8002 IRL - 1976
Reached #2 in the Irish Charts


• Listen to the Children / Just A Little Love
7" - Red Bus/EMI Records EMI 2575 UK - 14 Jan 1977
7" - EMI Records 1C 006-98689 Germany - 1977


• In Shame Love, In Shame / Listen to the Children
7" - Release Records RL 855 - IRL - February 1977
Reached #3 in the Irish Charts


• You're My Day, You're My Night / Morena
7" - Release Records RL.878 IRL - July 1977
7" - EMI Records EMI 2641 UK - 17 June 1977
7" - Red Bus/Negram Records - NG 878 - NL - 1977 - PS
A-side by Yellowstone & Voice, produced by Roberto Danova
Reached #2 in the Irish Charts


• Angel In Your Arms / There Goes My First Love
7" - Release Records RL.895 IRL - 1977


• You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
7" - Release Records RL ??? - IRL - May 1978
Reached #5 in the Irish Charts


• With Love
LP - Release Records RRL 8006 IRL - 1978
Reached #8 in the Irish Charts


• Irish Startime
LP - Irish Startime Records IST 4443 IRL - 1978


• You're So Good To Me / Stepping Aside Is Easy
7" - Spider Records WEB 003 - IRL - June 1979
Reached #9 in the Irish Charts


• The Furey Man / Look Up To Love
7" - Spider Records WEB 016 - IRL - November 1979
Reached #6 in the Irish Charts


• I Believe In You / Magnolia
7" - Spider Records WEB 032 IRL - 1980


• Sincerely
LP - Harp Records HPE 626 IRL - 1980


• I Want To Live With You / Perfect Love
7" - Spider Records WEB 036 IRL - January 1981
Reached #29 in the Irish Charts


• Hey / Cut Across Shorty
7" - Crashed Records CAR 38 IRL - February 1983
7" - Mint Records CHEW 80 UK - 1983
• Hey / title?
7" - Crashed Records RED 001 IRL - 198?
Reached #15 in the Irish Charts
RED 001 is a reissue of CAR38 with different B-side


• Danny (A Peace Trilogy) / On The Shelf
7" - Crashed Records CAR 51 IRL - September 1983
Reached #15 in the Irish Charts


• Warm / You Are Here
7" - Crashed Records CAR 65 IRL - 1984
Both sides from the LP 'Warm Red'


• Warm Red
LP - Crashed Records MPI 2001 IRL - 1984
Reached #23 in the Irish Charts


Bryan Red Hurley - For You / You Are Here
7" - Crashed Records CAR 75 IRL - 1985


• I Believe I'm Going To Love You / Cryin Time
7" - Dolphin Records DOS 186 IRL - June 1985
Reached #21 in the Irish Charts


• Let The Heartaches Begin / I Only Live To Love You
7" - Dolphin Records DOS 191 IRL - June 1987
Reached #20 in the Irish Charts


• For Always / Ain't Nobody
7" - Dolphin Records DOS 198 - IRL April 1989
Reached #19 in the Irish Charts


• Give Her All The Roses /
7" - Photoplay Music Ltd. PML 101 - UK 1989 - PS


LP: 1978 Red Hurley With Love (Irish Charts Peak Position No 8) Reached #8 in the Irish Charts
1981 Warm Red (Irish Charts Peak Position No 23) Reached #23 in the Irish Charts

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Last update: 27 September 2010.



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