Showband singer Glen Curtin has passed away  September 20, 2009
The entertainer, who was from Cork, sang with The New Blues and Nevada Showbands.
One of his biggest hits was with the song 'Tears on the Telephone' which stayed in the Irish Top 30 for 15 weeks in 1981.
He also had hits with 'You There on the Radio' and 'Lay Down Beside Me'.
The entertainer, who was from Cork, sang with The New Blues and Nevada showbands.

Left to Right........Bunty Hayden,Liam Hurley,Jim O'Conner,Willie Walsh
                   Val Kearney,Roly Daniels,Kelly,Peter Hayden

The Nevada also had some chart success with their records.
Kelly's first offering was "Be My Man II and Red Hurley
scored a big hit with his 1976 Eurovision song " When
Other singles from The Nevada included "Take A Letter Marta",
"Love Is A Symphony"(Roly Daniels),"Tennessee Spectal" (Red Hurley),
"Gimme Gimme Good Lovin"' (Liam Hurley),"Take Good Care Of Her" (Jim O'Connor).
"I'd Do It All Again "  Tina  Walk In The Park" Roy Taylor / Karen Black,
" All Through The Night" Glen Curtin and" Bump, Bump" featured Ronnie Medford.

                                                   Nevada Showband on Stage
The Nevada Showband
Jimmy Clarke, Wally Meehan, .Jack McGuinness, Jim O'Connor,
Mark Leech and Tommy Hayden came from The Jets
and were joined by accordionist Pat Neary and Brian O'Brien.

Maisie McDaniel
R.I.P. June 28th 2008
 Their first female singer was Maisie McDaniel, a C/W vocalist fom Sligo.
Their manager George O, Reilly thought that a girl singer would spice up the band ,
but unfortunately she was injured in a car accident,
and was replaced in the band by

Eileen Kelly
from Cork on the recommendation of one T.J.Byrne.
She became just KELLY ,and as they say the rest is history.
She then Joined The Big 8 and later formed her own Band
Kelly and Klass
When Kelly left to join the Big 8 she was replaced by

Tina Reynolds from Bray and Glen Curtin
The New Blues.Cork)
(Tina also sang with The MexicansReal McCoyJim Farley
but she too had to quit after an accident involving
the band bus where she was very badly injured

Roly Daniels
Came from Jim Farley,s band

Bunty Hayden,  joined. from The Mexicans

Brian Red Hurley joined the band in 1971

Danny Ellis left to join Stage 2
He also played with Miami Airchords-Jim Farley
Danny Ellis Home Page

                                Left to right:
                                   Jimmy Clarke, Tommy Walsh, Jim O'Connor, Peter Hayden,
                                   Kelley,Wally Meehan,  Tommy Hayden, Jackie McGuinness.

Name's of Musician in Band
Wally Meehan

       Red Hurley and Kelly  

In the late '70s a number of other singers
Ronnie Medford,Roy Taylor and Karen Black
fronted The Nevada

Eurovision 1976 Red Hurley - "When

 Things were on the up and up for Red in the seventies his songs were topping the charts already
so the Eurovision was just an added bonus for him.
He was 28 and had 6 years of performance experience behind him
when he represented Ireland in the Eurovision so there weren’t many pre-performance
nerves for him – just a relaxed and polished performance from a true professional.
1971 - Red Hurley and Nevada reach no. 1 in the Irish charts with ‘Sometimes’

Jack McGuinness has passed away (RIP)

From the files of John Bairds collection

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