Band's original music wows crowds

'Beatles-esque' outdoor gig stops traffic

Last updated 13:09 12/02/2013

HIGH TIMES: Members of Vorn, of Wellington, on the third day of their South Island tour.

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Members of Wellington's Vorn entertained punters with a lunchtime date at Everyman Records on Monday.

The hour-long show was on the third day of the band's South Island tour. Led by Vorn Colgan, the group - also including Thomas Liggett, Dr Strangelove, Nick Brown and Simon Bayliss - play quirky alt-pop with songs including You Throw Like a Girl, Get Better Work Stories, Mental Health Issues in Newtown and I'm Wicked and Everyone Else is Sh*t.

Drummer Brown said the lunchtime crowd provided a good audience. "It was nice to see people stop by for a few songs, and there were people who stayed for a few more."

About 100 people turned out to see the band play at Deville on Saturday night. One who attended both Nelson shows was Patrick Connor, who said both the weekend show and the "Beatles-esque" lunchtime gig were "awesome". "It was refreshing to hear a band that actually plays original material."

Vorn's two gigs here, Vorn Destroys Nelson and Vorn Eliminates Motueka, will be followed by a show tonight in Kaikoura, and then three in Christchurch. The band will then play in Dunedin.

"It's going really good," Brown said. "We've had a great reception from people coming up to us and talking to us about the music. We haven't offended anyone yet."

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- The Nelson Mail

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