The Strypes Rock the Ed Sullivan Theatre
It could be the British Invasion all over again. The Strypes made their debut on the David Letterman show this week, at the same theatre where The Beatles made their US debut 50 years ago . They rocked the house and went down a storm.
The main difference is, this baby faced band is from Ireland and built a very impressive posse of fans before they even released their first album. Their 60′s influenced blues rock and RnB drew admirers from Rock royalty. Elton John, Noel Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, and Roger Daltrey are all confessed fans and it’s no surprise, given The Strypes energy and early influences.
After releasing a few independent tracks, The Strypes drew attention from the major labels. They signed with Elton John‘s Rocket music management company, then Mercury Records in late 2012
Their debut album was released in September 2013 and features covers of Willie Dixon and Nick Lowe songs as well as their own originals. Snapshot is reminiscent of many early 60′s RnB acts, including the Rolling Stones. But it most reminds me of Dr Feelgood, who came along a decade later and dominated the British pub rock scene and were one of the biggest influencers of Punk Rock that was to follow shortly after.
The Strypes are Drums – Evan Walsh, Bass – Pete O’Hanlon, Guitar – Josh McClorey, Vocals/Harmonica – Ross Farrelly
Make sure you get to listen to the Album Snapshot and if you get a chance to catch them live I would certainly jump at that too.
By Max Power