Ron Strykert Bass guitar Player

Ron strykert

Ronald "Ron" Graham Strykert (born 17 August 1954) is an Australian guitarist, known for playing lead guitar for the reggae-inspired 1980s band, Men at Work. Strykert co-founded Men at Work with Colin Hay as an acoustic duo in 1979, regularly performing at the Cricketer's Arms Hotel in Richmond, Victoria. He wrote and co-wrote many of their songs, including co-writing their well known chart topping song, "Down Under" and singing lead vocals on "Settle Down My Boy", one of his own songs from the Men at Work album, Cargo. Strykert contributed to all three Men at Work studio albums.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 17th, 1957

Musical acts

1.Men at Work New Wave, Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock, Reggae fusion, Reggae

1978 - 1985

Men at Work were an Australian rock band which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums; and Ron Strykert on lead guitar; they were joined by Greg Ham on flute and keyboards; and then John Rees on bass guitar. This line up achieved national and international success in the early 1980s. In January 1983 they were the first Australian artists to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States Billboard charts – Business as Usual and "Down Under" respectively. With the same works they achieved the same distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single on the Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom charts. Their second album, Cargo was also No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in New Zealand, No. 3 in the US, and No. 8 in the UK. Their third album, Two Hearts, reached the top 20 in Australia and top 50 in the US. At the Grammy Awards of 1983 they won the Best New Artist category; while at the ARIA Music Awards of 1994 they were inducted into the related Hall of Fame. Men at Work have sold over 60 million albums worldwide.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Guitar, Vocals, Bass guitar 1978 1985
Vocals, Guitar 1978 1986
Greg Sneddon
Keyboard 1978 1979
Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion 1979 1984
Vocals, Flute, Saxophone, Keyboard, Harmonica 1979 1985
John Rees
Bass guitar, Backing Vocals 1979 1984
Mark Kennedy
Drums 1985 1985
Backing Vocals, Drums 1985 1986
Paul Williamson
Saxophone, Keyboard, Backing Vocals 1985 1986
Jeremy Alsop
Bass guitar, Backing Vocals 1985 1986
James Black
Backing Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar 1985 1986
Colin Bayley
Backing Vocals, Guitar 1985 1986
Simon Hosford
Backing Vocals, Guitar 1996 1998
John Watson
Drums 1996 1997
Stephen Hadley
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1996 1998
Tony Floyd
Drums 1997 1998
James Ryan
Backing Vocals, Guitar 1998 1998
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1998 2000
Peter Maslen
Drums 1998 1998
Heta Moses
Drums 2000 2000
Rodrigo Aravena
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 2000 2000
Warren Trout
Drums 2001 2001

2.Colin Hay and Ron Strykert

Member history

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