Scouting for Girls are an English indie rock band. Their name is a play on the title of the 1908 Scouting handbook Scouting for Boys.
The band consists of childhood friends from London, Roy Stride on piano and lead guitar/vocals, Greg Churchouse on bass guitar and Peter Ellard on percussion. Having formed in 2005, they signed to Epic Records in 2007. They released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2008. To date, it has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.
A second album, Everybody Wants to Be on TV, was released in April 2010 and peaked at #2 on the charts. This was preceded by the single “This Ain’t a Love Song”, which went to #1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks.
Over the last three decades Pete and his band of Merry Swamp Men have toured The Globe. From Morcambe to Moscow, From Milan to Munich, From Ramsgate to Rome, From Prague to St Peterburg, From Hong Kong to Helsinki with countless countries along the way.