Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Strypes – Live At BBC Maida Vale – Feb. 10, 2013
I found this hard to believe at first. The Strypes are an Irish four-piece, firmly in the retro-Hard Rock/Blues mold. Guitar legend Jeff Beck is a huge fan, and is in fact mentoring the group. They’ve been together a little over a year, have gotten great reviews, are getting ready for the Summer Festival circuit as well as the release of their debut album . . . and the oldest member of the band is 16!
Completely strange – and to have chosen Blues numbers made popular by the likes of Bo Diddley, and to do it so well, make it all that much more difficult to imagine.
But here they are, in a session recorded just two days ago at the fabled BBC Maida Vale Studios to a very enthusiastic crowd and an interview with BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews.
Here’s what’s on the player:
The Strypes – Live in Session – Maida Vale
February 10, 2013
1. I’m A Hog For You Baby
2. Blue Collar Jane
3. Mystery Man
4. It Ain’t Right
5. Rollin’ & Tumblin’
It was pointed out that musicians getting some acknowledgement at an early age isn’t really all that unusual. Stevie Wonder was 12 when he hit the charts with Fingertips. And Steve Winwood was 16 when he recorded Gimme Some Lovin’. So I guess there’s really no surprise after all.
Good band though.
- The Strypes – review (guardian.co.uk)