Alumni

Have a squizz at our incredible alumni and what they are up to now

A number of Play It Strange songwriters that have had their songs recorded for our annual CDs are making cool inroads out into the world. Here we have a selection of those who hit the ground running when they walked out the school gates. With songwriting, performance and recording experience they were capable and poised for action. Have a scroll through. There will be more to come..

You can listen to both our Alumni's songs and current catalogue of songs by clicking here.

Sophie Mashlan

Sophie Mashlan
Ragitoto College: Auckland
2014 “The Bird”, 2015 “Flowers and the Sea” and 2016 “Shadow”


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Abigail Knudson

Abby Knudsen-Hollebon
St Hilda’s Collegiate: Dunedin
2011 "Alice"


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Georgia Nott

Georgia Nott (Broods)
Garin College, Nelson. 
2012 “Better”.


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Kimbra

Kimbra Johnson
Hillcrest High School, Hamilton.
2004 "It Takes Time".


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Graham Candy

Graham Candy
Rangitoto College, Auckland.
2008 “Lasts Forever”.


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Louis Baker

Louis Baker
Wellington College, Wellington. 
2007 “Three Ladies”.


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Madeline Bradley

Madeline
Napier Girls High, Napier
2012 “Gypsy Home”
2013 “That Feeling” 2013 Peace Song winner 


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Matt Nanai

Matt Nanai
Lynfield College, Auckland

2006 "Forever Love"
2007 "Happy Birthday"

2008 "Penelope"
2009 "Black Madonna"


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Rebel Reid

Vallkyrie - with Brandon Haru and Omer Gilroy
Papatoetoe High School, Auckland
2005 "Watching You" 
with  Mary Palamo and Jesse Pataia.


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Thomston

Thomston
Avondale College, Auckland.  
2012 “This Mess”
2013 “Sleep Deprived”.


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Annah Mac

Annah Mac
St Hilda’s Collegiate, Dunedin.

2006 “Blue Butterfly” 
2007 “Home”

2008 “Ms Munroe”.


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Jesse Sheehan

Jesse Sheehan
Wellington College, Wellington.  
2008 “Just Another Silly Love Song”
2009 “Cake And Love and Wine”


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Eden Iris

Eden Iris (Roberts)
Western Springs College, Auckland. 

2010 “Into The Woods” 
2011 “Childhood Puzzles” 

2011 "White Blanket"
2012 “Essence Above"


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Jimmy Wong

Jimmy Wong
St Peters College, Auckland.
2007 “LA (But you’re much better)”
2008 “The real You”


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Sam Allen

Sam Allen
Papatoetoe High School, Auckland. 
2007 "Immature Angelique"
2008 "We Gotta Move"


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Joe Coffee

Joe Coffee
(Eddie Williams)
Papatoetoe High School, Auckland.
2008 "Attendance" 


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Eliette Roslin (nee Boumeester)

Westlake Girls School, Auckland.
2011, "Believe"


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Kelly Harris

Baradene College, Auckland.
2012 "And So It Begins Again", 2013 "When Love Won’t Break My Heart"


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Campbell

Georgia Campbell
Epsom Girls Grammar, Auckland.

2011 "Dirty Water"
2012 "Ambition"

2013 "Flawed"
2014 "Convince Me"


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Sam Blakelock

Sam Blakelock
St. Andrews College, Christchurch.
2006 “Marmalade” (with Reuben Todd)
2007 "Sing Along Song"


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Lucy Graves

Lucy Graves
Avondale College, Auckland. 
2004 “Grin and Make It Good”


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Connor Moore

Mt. Aspiring College, Wanaka.

2012 "Please Turn Out The Lights" 
2014 "Stranger"

2015 "Bumble Bee"


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Elizabeth Stokes

The Beths
Macleans College, Auckland. 
2008 “Wave At Me From Across The Sea”


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Emanuel Psathas (MAN UL)

Wellington College, Wellington
2012 "Above The Atmosphere"
2013 "End Of The Sky"


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Lachie Kermode

Auckland Grammar School, Auckland.
"Fair Falling"
2011


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Alayna Powley

Western Heights High School, Rotorua
 2010, "Threads" (Peace Song)
2011, "Give Us Something"


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