Ron Strykert

Ron Strykert

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65 age

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August 18, 1957 Birthday

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Korumburra, Victoria, Australia Birthplace

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Ron Strykert is a guitarist, songwriter and singer best known for his work with the Australian band Men At Work. Strykert and Colin Hay co-founded the Grammy award winning band and co-wrote several of their biggest hits, including "Down Under." After the band broke up in 1986 Strykert joined a cult and had some runs in with the law, including an arrest for making death threats against former bandmate Colin Hay. Strykert released a solo album titled "Paradise" is 2003 and now lives a quiet life in Montana.


Ron Strykert wrote and sang lead on the Men at Work song, "Settle Down My Boy." The new-age cult Strykert joined reportedly banned rock music. Stykert's guitar style had some similarities to bass technique.

Early Life

Ron Strykert was born in Victoria, Australia in 1957. He met Colin Hay in 1978 and the two formed a duo with Hay on vocals and guitar and Strykert on bass guitar. Soon they added additional musicians and Stykert switched to lead guitar. The band Men at Work released their debut album in 1981.