Formed by four friends in Cavan inspired by artists such as Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and the early Rolling Stones, The Strypeshave performed at many of the major clubs and festivals of Ireland, England and Europe since 2011 playing a no-nonsense set of "speed blues", mixing reworkings of rhythm and blues classics with their originals. In April 2012 they released the EP, "Young, Gifted & Blue" and hit no. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. They signed a record deal in December 2012 with Mercury Records (now known as Virgin EMI) and released their debut album, “Little Victories”. Since then they’ve toured the world, including South America and Japan, sold out Dublin’s Olympia Theatre two times over, and written their follow up to “Little Victories” to be released summer of 2017.Elton John, Jeff Beck, Paul Weller and Dave Grohl are all known fans of the band.
Big Beats and Sexy Synths. With infuences ranging from Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears and the soundtrack to Lethal Weapon, right through to St. Lucia, All Tvvins and the soundtrack to Lethal Weapon 2. Exiles carefully crafted their four track debut EP Red Lights which was released last year to critical acclaim, with the title track featuring as Dermot & Dave’s ‘Homegrown Hero’ on Today FM, Beat FM’s ‘Play Irish Song Of The Week’, and The Irish Times ‘Song Of The Week’.