Much to his amusement, he’s been compared in the past to David Bowie, Tony Stark, Joan Jett, Ramona Flowers, Gerard Way, and Tank Girl — but I.R.L., we know him as Ciarán Strange, an eccentric and powerful LGBTQ+ artist who blends pop sensibilities, dynamic rock guitars, and high-energy live shows into his own brand of geeky pop-punk. At seventeen, he left his family, friends, and little English fishing village behind in order to chase his dreams to Vancouver, BC, where he now resides indulging in his passion for many different facets of performance including music, writing, voice-acting, acting, vlogging, and pro-wrestling!
The redheaded, bedheaded geek has toured multiple countries in the past half-decade including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Japan, performing at hundreds of shows, conventions, and festivals. Sometime in the summer of 2016, Ciarán joined forces with kindred artistic spirit Dave Kitsberg; the two are now delving into the world of geeky covers and parodies, as well as writing fresh original concept material in all sub-genres of pop-rock influenced by many of their collaborative fandom inspirations. This cache of new music the pair are working tirelessly on is set to be released later in 2018/19 under the band name WE ARE THE CHAOS! The band’s debut single, LEGACY, was released last year at San Japan X and is now available online.
Musical ventures aside, the multi-media artist has been swept up in the launch of his M/M paranormal romance series of action thriller novels he’s pitched as “gay James Bond in a world of supers”. The 110,000-word first installment, Black Tie by Ciarán Strange, will be available at his panels all weekend and at his merch booth after his performance — along with the sophomore book, Red Tape, the official release of which San Japan XI is hosting this year!