The Strypes are four-piece rhythm and blues band from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums).
Since June 2011, the band have been launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals around the world viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues repertoire including both original music and reworkings of rhythm and blues classics by Bo Diddley, Nick Lowe, and Dr. Feelgood.
Following a phone call from Elton John, the band joined Rocket Music’s roster and soon after landed a record deal with Virgin/EMI. The label released their debut album, Snapshot, in September 2012 which reached the Top 5 in the UK and Ireland. They were invited to perform on Later with Jools Holland and were dubbed the “hottest new band in the UK” by NME. Last October they completed a sold out Japanese tour, which included three Tokyo shows and a performance on the coveted Japanese TV show, Music Station.
Now signed to Photo Finish/Republic in the US, The Strypes have toured throughout North America, selling out legendary venues including Bowery Ballroom in New York City and the El Ray Theatre in Los Angeles. The band recently received major press attention in the US with live performances on Letterman and Conan, as well as print features in prestigious outlets including Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.