The Strypes are an exciting young beat group from Cavan who have recently taken the country by storm with their 60s inspired sets. The four-piece band comprises singer Ross Farrelly, guitarist Josh McClorey, bassist Pete O'Hanlon, and drummer Evan Walsh, with an average age of just 15. They are set to be everywhere this summer with festival dates home and abroad, and right now these young mods from Cavan are all over the radio with the lead track from their first EP You can’t judge a book by the cover.
At a younger age most people's musical choices tend to shift between the ridiculous and the embarrassing but not so for The Strypes. Describing themselves as a 'four-piece beat group', these talented Cavan youngsters utilise their love of retro sounds by covering the cream of the 60s in style. They may be young but they've sure got taste - dipping into the back catalogue of The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who and Billy Boy Arnold among others. This exciting emerging band bring rock n roll/beat back to its original era, with major influences from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The four mods ooze stage presence and are becoming recognised as credible musicians. Getting things moving on the dance floor before and after the Strypes take to the stage will be Castlebar’s own Dave Barry, who will be spinning the best of 60s R&B and soul 45s for your dancing pleasure.
If you’ve heard them before then you know. If you haven’t then you don’t.
But either way you have to be there when they take to the stage at the Royal Theatre on Saturday 2nd June. Tickets only €10 are available at the door on the night. Doors open 9pm.