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Biography

The Stricken is project by Claus Larsen (Vocal, Lyrics) - Leæther Strip / Klutæ / Am Tierpark and Ian Donaldson (Music, Production) - Bronski Beat / Sordid Soundz.

Two musicians meet online by chance - Both finds out that they are both fans of each others music - A month later they collaborate and create art. A match meant to be! Ian and Claus became The Stricken

Ian Donaldson moved from Glasgow, Scotland to London in the late 1980s, was making music in a couple of unsigned bands when in Scotland, met up with Steve Bronski in the early 90s and worked on a couple of projects together before becoming a full time member of Bronski Beat, touring the world and recording! After Bronski Beat took a long break Ian began Djing as Sordid Soundz and played in all the top London clubs as well as gigs in Russia, Brazil and Europe, 2016 saw Ian & Steve reunite and recruited Stephen Granville, reworking the classic Bronski Beat album "The Age Of Consent" now called "The Age Of Reason" featuring new & old material, a remix album is coming with a new album planned for next summer!

Claus Larsen was first signed by with his band Leæther Strip by the German Electro Label Zoth Ommog in 1989, LEAETHER STRIP quickly built a buzz as one of the most exciting emerging acts in Europe in the early 90's. Leæther Strip has been and still is a big inspiration to many of todays younger acts and is still one of the most productive and most busy live acts in the scene. Leæther Strip concerts are always highly energeic and aggressive and 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of Leæther Strip. Claus is also the mastermind behind Klute - now Klutæ, and a half part of the Synth-pop band Am Tierpark.

Hometown; Vegger (Denmark) & London (UK)

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