主唱/口琴： Ross Farrelly
低音吉他/口琴： Pete O’Hanlon
鼓：Evan Walsh (drums)
他们的音乐借鉴了正统布鲁斯音乐家，如Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Slim Harpo的传统谱曲，但其身上散发出的，更多的是英国布鲁斯乐队，如Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones and The Animals等的热情与爆发感。在表现形式上则偏向于Mod以及The Beatles风格。
The Strypes are a four-piece rhythm and blues band 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 band draw inspiration from 60s blues boom and 70s pub rock bands such as Dr. Feelgood, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Lew Lewis and Rockpile as well as the original bluesmen and rock'n'roll artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among others. The band members' current ages are 15 to 17 years.
The band was formed by four friends with a shared love of blues and rhythm and blues music in the town of Cavan, Ireland. After several months gigging around their hometown, the band began playing clubs and pubs around Ireland, playing sets mixing original material with rhythm and blues covers. Their set of fast-paced, gritty, punkish "speed blues", which mixed the powerful approach of Dr. Feelgood with the intense rave-up format of The Yardbirds, quickly became well received by crowds across Ireland and their reputation as a live act grew.
In April 2012, they released a self-produced EP of four blues covers entitled "Young, Gifted & Blue". It was led by a version of the Bo Diddley song "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" and also featured material penned by Billy Boy Arnold, Slim Harpo and Eddie Holland. The band did all the preparation and promotion themselves and the EP reached No. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart the day after release (a position it later held for a further six weeks). "You Can't Judge A Book" became a minor hit on Irish radio.
The release of the EP also attracted record company interest, and a battle ensued between several major labels for the band's signatures. During this time they began travelling to London, playing clubs and venues around the city. During this time they were signed to Rocket Music Management, owned by Sir Elton John, a fan of the band. In December 2012, the band chose to sign with Mercury Records. Since signing, the band has begun playing venues across the UK and have appeared in music magazines such as NME and Mojo, as well as several national newspapers. Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, and Miles Kane are all known fans of the band.
During a February 2013 TV appearance on Chelsea Lately guest hosted by Grohl, Sir Elton said of The Strypes, "They have a knowledge of R&B and blues at 16 years of age that I have only amassed in my 65 years. They're just like a breath of fresh air."
On 28 March 2013 the band released its debut single on Mercury Records, an original track titled "Blue Collar Jane". The single was released on download sites and radio, featuring two digital B-sides, on March 28 with a special edition numbered gatefold vinyl release due on Record Store Day (April 20). The reaction to the single has been uniformly positive, with the A-side peaking at No. 11 on the iTunes Alternative Charts.
The band are currently working on a debut album with highly-acclaimed record producer Chris Thomas.