Strawpeople Profile

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Published: 27 May 2013
Updated: 2 Jan 2019

Strawpeople were formed at 95bFM by Mark Tierney and Paul Casserly in 1990, primarily as a studio band with featured vocalists. Initially signed to Pagan Records, their first single ‘One Good Reason’, a cover of the old Swingers hit, was released the same year but failed to chart. It was followed shortly afterwards by an album Hemisphere.

Further singles ‘Blue’, ‘The Slide’ (a cover of the Tall Dwarfs song), and ‘Love Explodes’ fared little better, although the second album Worldservice charted (No.30) on the strength of student radio play and strong reviews.

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Strawpeople with Anthony Ioasa, APRA Silver Scrolls, 1995
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Strawpeople - Vicarious
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Strawpeople: Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi, Paul Casserly.
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Fiona McDonald and Paul Casserly
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A wry hand drawn Chris Knox comment on Strawpeople's cover of the duo's The Slide, 1992
Photo credit: Revor Reekie collection
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The advert for the first double 10-inch Deepgrooves EP
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Strawpeople - No New Messages
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Mark Tierney and Paul Casserley
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Stamp magazine, July 1990
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Paul Casserly
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Paul Casserly, Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi
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Taller Than God
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Strawpeople - Hemisphere, 1991
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Paul Casserly
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Fiona McDonald, Strawpeople.
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Paul Casserly, Merinia, Mark Tierney, 1990
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1991 publicity shot of The Strawpeople
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The Strawpeople album No New Messages was awarded gold sales status.
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Drive, featuring vocals by Bic Runga.
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No One Like You
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Paul Casserly, Greg Johnson and Mark Tierney during a break recording the Strawpeople at The Lab
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Paul Casserly and Greg Johnson at The Lab. Both Greg and The Strawpeople have recorded two albums at The Lab.
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Sweet Disorder
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Strawpeople - Broadcast, 1994
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Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi, Paul Casserly,
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Interview with Mark Tierney and Paul Casserly from Strawpeople, 22 April 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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Strawpeople - Vicarious2, 1997
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Fiona McDonald, Strawpeople.
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Under The Milky Way
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Drive (feat. Bic Runga)
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Trick With a Knife
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Strawpeople - 100 Street Transistors, 1997
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Pagan


Sony

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Members:

Mark Tierney - producer, composer

Paul Casserly - producer, composer

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