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The Strypes

This morning.

Joe Clarke writes:

After 2 Top 20 UK albums (including a No. 1 album in Ireland) 3 sold out Japanese Tours and killer headline shows everywhere, The Strypes are announcing the break up of the band effective immediately.

Cavan’s Pete O’Hanlon on bass, Evan Walsh on drums, Josh McClorey on guitar and Ross Farelly on vocals exploded into the world in 2010 with an appearance on the Late Late Toy Show but it was their 2012 debut Ep ‘Young Gifted and Blue’ on Reckless Records that was the key to their huge international success.

…In the short term Pete and Ev have signed up with J&L Associates, an acting agency in London, Josh is working on a solo album and Ross is pursuing other musical outlets.

The Strypes

Previously: The Strypes on Broadsheet


RTÉ XM’s Laura Gaynor (third right) and Cian McCarthy (far right) with The Strypes, from left: Evan Walsh, Pete O’Hanlon, Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey

The Cavan fab four SPEAK.

Laura Gaynor writes:

So we recently got to interview The Strypes in the new shiny Digital Bunker studio out on RTÉ for 2XM. They talk about Coppers, Fireman Sam, their new album and many more worthy topics….

Previously: The Strypes on Broadsheet.


The Strypes

Cavan’s finest.

Jenny McGovern writes:

you may like this….many won’t.. The Strypes join the line-up at Slane [May 30 – Foo Fighters, Hozier and Ash] Usual broadsheet banter to follow….


Tickets here.

Previously:  The Strypes on broadsheet





For your consideration.

Julien Temple‘s excellent  2015 BBC4 documentary ‘The Best Thing Since Cavan’ on The Strypes and their ongoing mission to bring R&B and rock ‘n’ roll to a new generation.

Includes eye-popping Cavan archive footage, Keith Allen, Monaghan’s much-missed Flatlake Festival and Elton John.



The Strypes with Laura Gaynor (top) and a blistering harmonica solo (top) during a show in Sligo last week.

Laura writes:

I recently got to meet The Strypes at their gig at 5th on Teeling in Sligo [for Needs More Cowbell on RTE 2XM] I talked to them about their music but more importantly about stuff like Cavan accents, leather trousers and what they’d like to do in 2015…

Listen here

Previously: The Strypes on Broadsheet