....Just a bunch of Mofos!
Ddrum Gold Drums
Vic Firth Sticks
Deep Purple, Iron Maiden,
Haken, Biffy Clyro,
Foo Fighters, Karnivol,
80's - Spandau Ballet,
80's - Duran Duran
'Spirit of The Radio' - Rush
Gym, Stamford Bridge
Food & Drink
Diet Coke, Berry Bulmers, Jack Daniels & Diet Coke,
Fish & Chips, Curry, Chinese
Chelsea, Coventry City
The Discovery Channel
School of Rock
The Life of Brian
The Forty Year Old Virgin
Star Wars Films
Planet of The Apes
Saving Private Ryan
Picture (above left): The Sweet Leaves Promo. Line up (left - right) - Spencer Fabian, John Strike, Paul Putland, Andy Blythe Ford & James Passey
Picture (above right): The Sweet Leaves. Line up (left - right) - John Strike, James Passey, Paul Putland, Andy Blythe Ford, Spencer Fabian
The band supplied original songs for an American film company to use on soundtracks. Tracks were used for an American Documentary about the 'Green Turtle Bus' and for the film 'Tank Girl'.
Typical of the era, The Sweet Leaves also released a budget promotional video for one of their tracks 'Arrogance Personified', paid for by the record company....so if you want a good laugh, checkout the video opposite.
You can also listen to a handful of Sweet Leaves tracks below:
John also plays in an acoustic trio 'The iband' with fellow Mofos Andy and Ian. The band write original material and are currently working in the studio producing an album.
With the same line-up the guys also play in an acoustic trio 'The Undercovers' where they play covers acoustically.
Picture (left): 'The iband' (Left-Right: John, Ian, Andy).
Picture (right): John playing a cajon for 'The iband' at the 'Quiet Riot' event (2014).