Born Stockholm, 1956; drums, percussion.
Raymond Strid started to play the drums relatively late. As he
had become addicted to listening to music, sometimes
spending eight ours a day in front of the stereo, he was
encouraged to start playing himself (and to this day, he is still
a dedicated listener and audiophile). With no musical
background he thought the drums would be the easiest
instrument to learn. He was particularly inspired by some of
the European master drummers like Han Bennink, Paul Lytton
and Tony Oxley.
Strid's first concert was 30 September 1977 and he
subsequently performed in a variety of local groups in