The Strypes perform ‘Blue Collar Jane’ at the music event ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ to help raise money for the Simon Community, Ireland. Filmed and edited by Myles O’Reilly.
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).
The group has spent the past 18 months launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals of Ireland, the UK and Europe, viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues repertoire drawing from the songbooks of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Slim Harpo and more with the passion and venom of British blues groups such as Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals.
Having already been met with critical acclaim from greats such as Jeff Beck and Paul Weller and been tipped by NME as the No. 1 new band to watch, it seems things can only get better for The Strypes.
If I close my eyes I can hear echoes of a band called the Quarrymen from many years ago…….same kind of confidence too! Good luck to them. Bloody good. x
p.s. Is one of them called George? because he has to be the coolest. Right?