Strawpeople are a New Zealand band. They were created by Paul Casserly and Mark Tierney after they had met while working at the Auckland university radio station now known as 95 bFM.
Over the years, Strawpeople has brought together various New Zealand songwriters, vocalists and musicians in a collaborative effort and achieved some success. The album 'Broadcast' reached #3 on the New Zealand charts and featured in the top 40 for 51 consecutive weeks. Single 'Sweet Disorder' from that album won the 1995 APRA Silver Scroll Award as well as the 'Songwriting' trophy at the 1996 New Zealand Music Awards. 'Sweet Disorder' was voted one of the APRA Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time, and was included on the related Nature's Best 2 CD. 'Vicarious' won 'Album of the Year' in the 1997 New Zealand Music Awards.