The Strike is a 6 member independent band based out of Provo, UT. Formed in 2013, the band is headed by front man Chris Crabb and supported by Brady Bills-guitar, Chase Baker-bass, Myles Lawrence-Sax, Marcus Anderson-trombone and keyboards, Matt Millington-drums.
The Strike released their debut album "Faint of Heart" in June of 2017, which was met with great enthusiasm nationally. The success of the record allowed them to expand their presence into Los Angeles and the greater Mountain West region and has put them on the radar as one of the up and coming bands to watch for.
In the summer of 2017, they were selected to play at the 27th annual Qingdao Beer Festival in China where they performed to thousands of festival goers for a month and a half. Their music is now being circulated across Asia.
In early 2018 The Strike was hand selected by Quincy Jones to play a three month residency at Q's Bar and Lounge in Dubai. There they were able to win over fans from all over the globe. They played 60 shows in 82 days while in the UAE.
The Strike is known for their captivating live performances. In an age of musical minimalism, The Strike is reminiscent of rock bands from the 70's and 80's. They feature true showmanship in an age where the art of performance has been forgotten. Chris Crabb's vocal style is akin to rock vocalists such as Lou Gramm, or Steve Perry. The band members are all students of their craft. Those who attend Strike shows become instant fans.
The Strike has performed on the same ticket as :
Carly Rae Jepsen
Cold War Kids
Has licensed music to the following companies and programs :
Netflix (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, On My Block)
Dancing With the Stars, ABC (used as acclaimed opening dance number)
America's Got Talent, NBC
2016 Grammys Daytime Awards
The St. Louis Cardinals
MTV, Love Sac, Nordic Track advertising (4+ million YouTube views), national and international retail stores
Devin Supertramp YouTube Channel (2+ million views), The Nerdist YouTube channel
Performed a 3 month long residency at Q's Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, UAE
The Strike was personally selected by Quincy Jones for the residency
Performed 60 shows (3 hours each) in 82 days
Performed at the 27th annual Qingdao Beer Festival in China
The qingdao beer festival is the 2nd largest beer festival in the world with hundreds of thousands attending every year
The band's music is now distributed in mainland china
The Strike has charted on the US top 50 with their song Human Right