Stripped were formed from two members of the Norwegians Daryl Ball & Aaron Blair. The were quickly joined by Daryls younger brother Ryan and soon became a local favourite playing in pubs and clubs as an acoustic three piece. Later they were joined by drummer Alwyn Evans.
Stripped soon made the move to electric guitars and a fuller band sound, started introducing their own songs into the set and it was then that their success really began...
Stripped's new sound was showcased on their first four song EP '4 Walls' released at the end of 1998. This sold so well that the band achieved a top 10 placing in the N. Irish charts.
4 Walls was quickly followed by another track included on the first BURBs compilation CD release. The success of this led to a one off live showcase, sponsored by Yamaha UK, which included Stripped.
Stripped continued playing live building up a bigger following which ensured that their next release the four song 'The Girl With Cartoon Eyes EP' was another success with great reviews and sold out in just over 1 month!
Stripped had started receiving good airplay not only in the UK but also on stations in the US & Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Russia as well as several internet and college radio stations.
Before long Stripped came to the attention of John O'Neill (The Undertones) who invited them to be featured on the Energy Fields CD, the first in a series of 5 compilation CDs released over 3 years. Stripped recorded In Space (no one hears you scream) accompanied by a promo video and completed a short promotional tour.
Further releases were to follow on several compilation albums including The Blue and The Gray a US released compilation CD, Audio Blast 1, Suspend Your Disbelief (compilation released in Italy) and three more BURBs compilations(still available from http://www.burbs.co.uk )
A compilation CD titled Out Of My Head featuring 14 of their best tracks was released in 2001 and is still available to buy from this site.
Stripped last recordings together were acoustic demo sessions in 2005.
In 2003 three of the original members of Stripped played a few low key acoustic shows while in New Zealand together and again in the UK in 2005.
March 2005 Stripped featured on a charity compilation CD 'Unsigned Bands Unite' with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
For details on future recordings and live performances watch this space...