2018 Guest: Kieran Strange & WE ARE THE CHAOS


He’s been compared to David Bowie, Tony Stark, Ramona Flowers, and Tank Girl! – but IRL, he’s Kieran Strange, a quirky and powerful young artist blending pop sensibilities, dynamic guitars, and high-energy live rock shows into his own brand of geeky British pop-punk. At the age of seventeen, he left his parents, family, and small English fishing village behind in order to chase his dream of making music; he travelled to Vancouver (Canada) where he now resides, writing and performing songs about resistance, relationships, and RPGs.
 
Standing firmly as a voice for the different and discarded, ​it was actually during COAF 2016 that ​Kieran decided to change his pronouns from “she” to “he”​ following a long public struggle with his own​ “transgender” identity.​ ​​He ​is ​always open, outspoken, and passionate in his beliefs; some of the causes he fights to support include LGBTQ+/SAGA issues and rights, feminism, autism awareness, racial equality, refugee and immigrant rights, many forms of mental health and suicide awareness, and more.​ ​
 
​With two EP releases under his belt, ​the bedheaded geek has toured multiple counties (including Canada, USA, UK, and Japan), and played hundreds of shows, conventions, and festivals. ​In 2016, Kieran joined forces with Dave Kitsberg ​(​The ​Spoony Bards, Time Crash, Arc Impulse,​ Lemon Demon,​ ​and more​​); the boys have been working tirelessly on ​a cache of new tunes and parodies, which are​ set to be released later in ​2018 under the band name WE ARE THE CHAOS!​
 
But if you can’t wait that long for new content from Kieran, make sure you check out his novel: a M/M urban sci-fi thriller​ called BLACK TIE: Book 1 of the Sparrow Archives. The 110,000-word action/adventure features LGBTQ+ and political aspects, drawing inspiration from fandoms such as the DC and Marvel comics/movies/telly, Sherlock, Supernatural, etc, and is available now on Amazon both in eBook and paperback formats.
 
​Catch up with Kieran and his band this weekend at the con, or online @KieranStrange on various social media sites! PARTY HARD, PARTY SAFE!!! 😉