The Strypes are a 4-piece rhythm & blues band from Cavan, Ireland, signed to Mercury Records. www.thestrypes.com 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 set influenced by the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, Little Walter and Bo Diddley. Having already been met with critical acclaim from greats such as Jeff Beck and Paul Weller, been tipped by NME as the No. 1 new band to watch, and being newly-signed to Mercury Records, it seems things can only get better for The Strypes. Influences: Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Nine Below Zero, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Lew Lewis, Them, Manfred Mann, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Blues Band, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson II, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, The Who/High Numbers (Maximum R&B era), Willie Dixon, Slim Harpo, The Downliners Sect, The Spencer Davis Group, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Robert Johnson, Billy Boy Arnold, Leadbelly, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis.