Following their sold out Belfast date last year, The Strypes return to The Limelight 1 on 12th December 2014.
The Strypes are 4-piece rhythm and blues band hailing 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 originals from their debut album ‘SNAPSHOT’ and reworking’s of rhythm and blues classics by Bo Diddley, Nick Lowe, and Dr. Feelgood.
After signing to Rocket Music following a phone call from Sir Elton John, the band soon after signed a deal with Virgin/EMI. The label released their debut album September 2012, which landed in the Top 5 in the UK and Ireland. They were invited to perform on Later with Jools Holland and were dubbed as the ‘hottest new band in the UK by the NME’. Last October they completed a sold out regional 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 U.S., The Strypes have toured throughout North America, selling out legendary venues including Bowery Ballroom in NYC and the El Ray Theatre in LA. 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 NY Times.