The Strypes, Body & Soul Arena
The Strypes, Body & Soul Arena:
Let’s forget about their age for a second and concentrate on what happens when these Cavan musicians start to play.
They know the retro-mod game back-to-front, insideout and upsidedown. They know the licks, the riffs and the grooves. Close your eyes and you could picture yourself in a sleazy, sweaty Sixties beat-club basement.
But more important than all of that, these lads play like beasts.
They may be schoolkids - in fact, they look like they're wearing their school uniforms onstage - but they have the versatility and verve many older musicians will never possess.
What the hell will they be like in a few years time at this rate, especially when their set starts featuring more of their own songs?
Tonight, The Strypes throw down a bunch of brilliant showstoppers and leave us wanting more.
Now that’s what we call entertainment.