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The Strypes: Best Thing Since Cavan

A Julien Temple film about the Strypes, the Irish band from Co Cavan. The story of four childhood friends with a shared passion for 21st-century rock 'n' roll success.

A Julien Temple film about the Strypes, the young Irish band from Co Cavan bringing blistering R&B and rock 'n' roll to a whole new generation. The film explores the band's evolution from toddlerhood, when they first began playing together, through the hard work and twists of fate that have catapulted them straight out of their small rural hometown to screaming crowds.

Theirs is a success story of the digital age. Born in the late 90s, the boys have never known a world without computers and smartphones. Going on the same musical coming-of-age quest as their early heroes, the Beatles, Stones and Kinks, they searched out the origins of R&B and the wellspring of the blues to produce their own distinctive, hard-edged sound.

A deeply human story of four young childhood friends, with a profoundly shared passion and goal, as they become adults in the world of 21st-century rock 'n' roll success.

The film is produced by Parallel Films and Elton John's Rocket Pictures.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 22 Mar 2015 22:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Director Julien Temple
Editor Caroline Richards
Director of photography Steve Organ
Producer Alan Moloney
Producer Ruth Coady
Producer Steve Hamilton Shaw
Producer David Furnish
Producer Julien Temple
Associate Producer Beth Jasinski
Executive Producer Johanna Hogan
Executive Producer Justin Binding
Executive Producer Jan Younghusband
Executive Producer Rory Gilmartin
Production Company Parallel Films
Production Company Rocket Pictures

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