One of Cavan’s most promising upcoming young bands will make their television debut when they play live on the annual Late Late Toy Show on Friday, November 26.
The five young men of the Strypes formed three years ago while still at Farnham National School, following their inaugural appearance at a school concert. They continued to rehearse and practice under the watchful eye of their mentors Niall Walsh and Tommy McClorey, the fathers of two of the members.
Both Niall and Tommy have a wealth of experience in the music industry both at a local and national level all of which is being put to good use when it comes to The Strypes. Two years ago The Strypes made in into the top ten for The Late Late Toy Show of that year. Not to be put off by this setback they were determined to nail this particular gig.
Five weeks ago The Strypes, namely Evan Walsh, Josh McClorey, Jack Hayden, Ross Farrelly and Peter O’Hanlon, descended on Gonzo Theatre along with a support crew that included Tony Smith who was doing sound recording and Brian Daily who was the man on the camera. After a pretty intensive day a video was produced that winged it way to the production office of The Late Late Show in RTE.
A call came to say they had been called for audition. On arrival at RTE they bumped into Ryan Tubridy and words were exchanged. The lads duly did their audition, which was top notch by all accounts. They then packed up and back in the van for home.
Having pulled up at traffic lights, not far from Montrose, who comes along side in his own motor but the same Mr. Tubridy who beckons the lads to roll down the window. He then said he had seen their audition tape and remarked that is was excellent and said “I hope to see you soon”.
That was followed up with a ‘Tweet’ later that evening by Mr. Tubridy concerning The Strypes and to top it off, he was talking about them again on Today FM the next morning on the Ian Dempsey show. The signs were good and it could only mean that they had the gig. It is nothing more than these young and talented lads deserve and is testament to the great work that both Niall and Tommy have done.
An original single has already been recorded and is in the final stages of production with the end product being a proposed four-track EP, with a release date of pre-Christmas if sources are correct.
Before their live appearance on The Late Late Toy Show, The Strypes will be making a guest appearance at a fundraising event being run by Sue King, in the ballroom of the Imperial Bar, Cavan, on Sunday, November 21 at 7pm. The beneficiary of this fundraising event will be the Special Care Baby Unit at Cavan General Hospital. It will be the debut concert for Sue and her Cavan Sinfonia.
The very new Butlerbridge’s Gospel Choir will also make their debut at this event. Tess Kennedy will make a guest appearance along with The Strypes making this a very unique and enjoyable evening of music, song and maybe even a bit of a dance.