- 19 Dec 12
Tuesday December 18 saw the hotly tipped and newly signed young Cavan outfit play to a packed house in Dublin. Johnny Keegan reports from Whelan's.
It's been a crazy fortnight for The Strypes. Since news broke that they'd penned a five album deal with Universal subsidiary Mercury Records UK, the Cavan four-piece have played to Elton John in a packed Brighton pub, and been the focus of lots of media attention, both here and in the UK.
Celebrations continued last night as family, friends, and fans of all ages packed into Whelan's to see Ross, Josh, Pete and Evan do their rock'n'roll thing. So would they live up to the hype?
Dressed in their usual dashing style, with tight trousers and blazers, suede boots, buttoned-up shirts, and cooler than cool hair styles, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd entered some sort of 1960's time machine when they took to the stage. Instruments already in hand, they wasted no time on formalities, ripping through an opening trio of songs including latest single 'Blue Collar Jane' and Chuck Berry's '50s hit 'Little Queenie', without pausing for breath.