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Pop Band The Strike Tells "The National" About Its Mormon Roots: "Mormon Culture Is Musically Ambitious"

by | Mar. 12, 2018

Famous Mormons

Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story. 

Recently, American pop group The Strike talked about their Mormon roots with The National.

The Strike, now a hit band that "has opened for acts such as Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepson, Lindsey Stirling, Macy Gray, Vertical Horizon, The Piano Guys, Mason Jennings, and members of Chicago," according to The Strike's website, got its start in Provo, Utah.

According to The National's article, group member Chris Crabb said that he was raised a member of the Church and that three of the other band members are Mormon. He also credits the groups' perfectionism to Mormon culture. 

“Now, Mormon culture is quite musically ambitious, with a lot of piano, violin and singing lessons. . . . It is through music and the arts where a lot of Mormons look for creative outlets. I think this is probably where our perfectionism comes from,” he says. 

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You can read The National's article here


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