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Jamie Strange - Jamie Strange Newsletter Interview

05 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

Parachute Festival... Oh yeah, and Wembley Stadium. But U2 opened for me and they were rubbish... didn't warm the crowd up!

How do you describe your music?

Plastic Rock. It is quite catchy.

What can we expect to see from yourself over the next year?

Album coming out on 17 August. Music videos on TV. I have 4 music videos ready to go.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

If you believe in your music, persevere! You will get 99 set-backs for every 1 advancement. And remember to have fun!!!!

About Jamie Strange

Jamie Strange is a pop/rock artist from Hamilton. His band consists of himself, Kate Brightstar (mannequin), and Wee Man (dwarf). Kate's main responsibilities are to provide emotional support and look good in the photos, while Wee Man's role currently consists of cameo music video appearances.

Jamie has been writing and recording songs since teaching himself to play the guitar during one summer holiday while at High School. Jamie's debut album 'Thanks For Faking It Sometimes' is due out Monday 17 August 2009. It explores the themes of faking it as a rock star, unfulfilled dreams, and a search for purpose and identity. This tongue-in-cheek ethos can be seen in the track listing and in his lyrics on the album. His songs are fun-filled and quirky with a lean towards Weezer, Elemeno P and All American Rejects, while his slower ones are more melancholic.

Jamie fully self-funded the album through renovating and selling three houses, even though he admits to being "DIY Challenged'. He plans to market the album through a campaign aimed at creating a mystery around the theme "Who is Jamie Strange?" including a series of clips on YouTube which follow this theme. In June, one of his YouTube clips featured on the new American MTV show "DJ & The Fro".

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Jamie Strange


Thanks For Faking It Sometimes
Year: 2009
Type: Album

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