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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Fiona McDonald, Strawpeople.
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Fiona McDonald, Strawpeople.
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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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Strawpeople: Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi, 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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Paul Casserly
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The advert for the first double 10-inch Deepgrooves EP
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Strawpeople - Vicarious2, 1997
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The Strawpeople album No New Messages was awarded gold sales status.
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Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi, Paul Casserly,
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Trick With a Knife
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Interview with Mark Tierney and Paul Casserly from Strawpeople, 22 April 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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Sweet Disorder
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Paul Casserly
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Strawpeople - Vicarious
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Strawpeople - No New Messages
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Strawpeople - Hemisphere, 1991
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Drive, featuring vocals by Bic Runga.
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Strawpeople - Broadcast, 1994
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No One Like You
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Paul Casserly, Mark Tierney, Stephanie Tauevihi
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Paul Casserly, Greg Johnson and Mark Tierney during a break recording the Strawpeople at The Lab
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Stamp magazine, July 1990
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Under The Milky Way
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Mark Tierney and Paul Casserley
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Taller Than God
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Strawpeople - 100 Street Transistors, 1997
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1991 publicity shot of The Strawpeople
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Fiona McDonald and Paul Casserly
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Strawpeople with Anthony Ioasa, APRA Silver Scrolls, 1995
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Paul Casserly, Merinia, Mark Tierney, 1990
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Drive (feat. Bic Runga)
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Members:

Mark Tierney - producer, composer

Paul Casserly - producer, composer

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