Jez Strode

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Jez Strode
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Jez Strode in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2008
Background information
Birth nameJeremy Strode
Born (1958-01-17) 17 January 1958 (age 61)
GenresPop, synthpop, new wave
Associated actsKajagoogoo

Jeremy "Jez" Strode (born 17 January 1958, in London) is a British musician , who is best known as the drummer for the English pop band, Kajagoogoo.[1]

Strode began his musical career in a band called Art Nouveau, with future Kajagoogoo bandmates Nick Beggs, Steve Askew and Stuart Croxford Neale.

He left Kajagoogoo after their album Islands was released, subsequently setting up the company Atlantic Hire, operated from his home in Hampstead, hiring synthesizers and other studio electronics to the music industry. At this time he also constructed his own recording studio in a converted garage in North London.

The members of Kajagoogoo, including Strode were later brought back together in 2003, by VH1's Bands Reunited. However, this reunion of all five original members was very short-lived, and the band continued to tour as a three piece without Strode or original lead singer, Limahl.

In February 2008, Strode was back with original bandmates Beggs, Limahl, Askew and Croxford-Neale thanks to their manager Bradley Snelling. Kajagoogoo played dates in the UK during the course of 2008 including Retrofest in Scotland and at The Stables in Milton Keynes in early December.


  1. ^ "Stars of the 80s make a comeback... with the same tunes but without the bizarre haircuts bizarre-haircuts". dailymail. London. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-26.