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

Mark Tierney - producer, composer

Paul Casserly - producer, composer

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Pagan


Sony

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