Brian "Red" Hurley (born 11 September 1949) is one of Ireland's most enduring popular singers whose career has spanned several decades from the 1970s to the present day (2014). He is principally known as a solo artist, although he has performed with various bands and pop groups most notably, 'The Nevada', with whom he enjoyed his first series of number one records in the 1970s. In 1976 he represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "When. A formidable live performer, Red Hurley tours regularly, performing at some of Ireland's principal concert venues. In August 2014 Hurley was one of the musical soloists chosen to perform at the State Funeral of former Irish Prime Minister, Albert Reynolds.