Guitar legend Jeff Beck was amongst those who gave a standing ovation to the Strypes when they played London's world renowned Ronnie Scott's venue on Wednesday night.
The four piece are currently on a whistlestop tour of the English capital cramming in four gigs in just three days. Securing a slot in Ronnie Scotts ensures the rise of the Cavan rhythm and blues outfit - who played Electric Picnic a few weeks ago - continues on a meteoric trajectory. They were thrilled to get a standing ovation in the atomospheric Soho venue. That one of their heroes, Jeff Beck was amongst the admiring crowds was something special for Ross Farrelly, Josh McClorey, Pete O'Hanlon and Evan Walsh.
Jeff Beck shot to fame when he replaced Eric Clapton in 1965 as the lead guitarist in the Yardbirds. He went on to front his own star-studded band, The Jeff Beck Group.
The Strypes play Ronnie Scotts again tonight (Thursday), before closing a memorable trip with a gig in the St Moritz on Friday and another in The Blues Kitchen the same night.
No doubt they'll be playing gigs closer to home soon, but in the meantime, check out this great video they made for The Irish Times:
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