Kai Strandskov grew up in a musical family. His father played the tuba in a Danish folk dance band and sang in the church choir, while his mother played a variety of musical instruments–including accordion in a Balkan music ensemble. It was as a small child while falling asleep listening to the intricate rhythms and melodies of folk music from around the world, that Kai naturally gained an interest in music.Starting in the 4th grade, Kai played trumpet in school bands. The next year, the band decided to reinvent itself. With influences like John Zorn’s Naked City, No Means No, Sonic Youth, and Mr. Bungle, Kai ditched the trumpet and took on the drums. Kai obsessively taught himself the coordination needed for a drum set and to keep up with the complicated rhythms that the band required, listening to recordings of drummers with a wide range of styles such as Terry Bozzio, Mike Bordin, Jon Fishman, Neil Peart, Tim Alexander, Bryan Mantia, Carter Beauford, and John Bonham.
Strandskov appears in the band's quarantine video for the song, "Eixa Kapote Mia Agapi" by Pantelis Pantelidis, as performed by The Rumba Kings. He's also a featured musician in the band's live performances.
Kai appears on the song and video, "Eixa Kapote Mia Agapi" as performed by The Rumba Kings