When did you first start singing?
My earliest memory of singing is at primary school when I was seven years old. I sang the Pocahontas theme song to our then Prime Minister Jim Bolger. All I remember about him was how big his nose was when he shook my hand to thank me.
What did your family do to encourage you?
My parents were always really supportive of my music. They bought me new albums that would inspire me and signed me up for any singing events or groups at school. Through my teenage years I teamed up with my brother to play some Nu Metal which was a bunch of fun. So my families been a huge part of my journey and never more than today.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Bob Dylan is a huge inspiration of mine. His truth telling and his straight shooting taught me how to be true as an artist. The modern day version of that for me would be Ryan Adams who's a pretty quirky guy but I've always found a profound element of truth and vulnerability in his songs. A more obscure artist that has hugely inspired me over the years is a guy called Jason Upton, you've probably never heard of him though. He's kind of an intense artist and I always identified with that side of him.
What kind of music do you listen to today?
Probably a lot of the above. I have to say the older I've got the more i've enjoyed listening to music outside my normal taste. I love exploring music that has soul and those elements of truth. Ray Lamontage and that dusty americana soul folk is a huge hit with me. I've also got a lot more into local music in the last number of years, I'm really proud of what we produce here in New Zealand and think we've got a lot to offer the world.
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Ha! I probably still own way too much embarrassing music. I'm pretty sure I've still got Lincoln Park on the player which is bad enough but if you keep digging you'll probably find some Fuel and even some Creed in the bottom of the barrel.
Where would you most like to perform?
We have a venue here in Auckland called the Civic Theatre. It's a beautiful old venue with seating that goes right up and a beautiful painted dome ceiling. I'd be a happy man to play there. You could add to that any large beautiful theatre around the world and I'm in. I love theatres.
Who would you most like to open for?
This is a tough question because on one hand it'd undoubtably be Ryan Adams but in the other hand if I messed it up I'd never forgive myself. I think i'd be too nervous to do a good job cause I'm too much of a fanboy!
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing
I'd probably have my heads in some books somewhere studying and plotting away some brilliant world changing ideas.
What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?
Gangster rap it's just terrible.
What hidden talents do you have?
I used to be an B & A grade Ballroom and Latin American dancer.
Best track you've ever written and why?
Your Kingdom Come because it's the most true and honest reflection of my heart in song.
Strahan - Feel The Night
Feel The Night is de laatste release van de uit Nieuw-Zeeland afkomstige Folk-psalmist, Strahan Coleman.
Vanaf het openingsnummer, is dit een zeer boeiende EP Strahan's unieke stem in combinatie met prachtige melodieën zorgen hiervoor.
Alle nummers voelen intiem en de passie is hoorbaar en zelfs voelbaar. Strohan Coleman wil zijn muziek en voornamelijk christelijke boodschap graag uitdragen en daarom is deze EP via de website Noisetrade te downloaden voor de liefhebber. Het album klinkt als een mix van Bon Iver, Bob Dylan en Mumford and Sons.
De muziek is het waard om gehoord te worden.