Shrieking Moorhouse fans ignore rain at Bay gig

Rory McKenna, left, of Moorhouse entertains the crowd.
Rory McKenna, left, of Moorhouse entertains the crowd.
The band Moorhouse take to the stage to the delight of the crowd at Caroline Bay for Christmas on the Bay 2013.
The band Moorhouse take to the stage to the delight of the crowd at Caroline Bay for Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Moorhouse fans wait to catch a glimpse of the band during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Moorhouse fans wait to catch a glimpse of the band during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Dancers from Rage Studios perform for the crowd at Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Dancers from Rage Studios perform for the crowd at Christmas on the Bay 2013.
People flock to Caroline Bay for Christmas on the Bay 2013 despite wet weather.
People flock to Caroline Bay for Christmas on the Bay 2013 despite wet weather.
A group of young children join adults on stage for the festivities of Christmas on the Bay in Timaru.
A group of young children join adults on stage for the festivities of Christmas on the Bay in Timaru.
Lydia Oldfield makes the most of an opportunity to perform during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Lydia Oldfield makes the most of an opportunity to perform during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Christmas on the Bay organiser's mother, Pat Bews, left, and sisters Cath Anderson and Nicky Simpson enjoy a performance by the In Harmony singers.
Christmas on the Bay organiser's mother, Pat Bews, left, and sisters Cath Anderson and Nicky Simpson enjoy a performance by the In Harmony singers.
Cookie Monster stands out in the crowd as he gives Jo Lyne a hug during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
Cookie Monster stands out in the crowd as he gives Jo Lyne a hug during Christmas on the Bay 2013.
In Harmony singers entertain the crowd at Caroline Bay at Christmas on the Bay.
In Harmony singers entertain the crowd at Caroline Bay at Christmas on the Bay.
Marley Sola Wilcox-Nanai, of Moorhouse, during the band's performance in Timaru.
Marley Sola Wilcox-Nanai, of Moorhouse, during the band's performance in Timaru.
New Zealand entertainer Jackie Clarke takes to the stage at Christmas on the Bay, where she belted out a tune for the occasion.
New Zealand entertainer Jackie Clarke takes to the stage at Christmas on the Bay, where she belted out a tune for the occasion.

Screaming girls lined the stage at Christmas on the Bay, but it was not just carols they were wanting to hear.

The girls were hanging out to see Moorhouse, a four-piece boy band, which shot to fame after appearing on the first New Zealand series of The X Factor.

Jason Aileone, Brock Ashby, Rory McKenna and Marley Sola Wilcox-Nanai make up the band.

BIG ATTRACTION: Brock Ashby, of up and coming band Moorhouse, entertains the crowd at Christmas on the Bay.
BIG ATTRACTION: Brock Ashby, of up and coming band Moorhouse, entertains the crowd at Christmas on the Bay.

They were among the many acts who took to the stage for the popular Christmas on the Bay concert on Saturday night.

Rain was not enough to deter people from the event. Instead, many came armed with jackets and umbrellas.

The event is into its fifth year. It is regularly supported by New Zealand entertainer Jackie Clarke and local singers, who form the group In Harmony for the occasion.

BIG ATTRACTION: Brock Ashby, of up and coming band Moorhouse, entertains the crowd at Christmas on the Bay.
BIG ATTRACTION: Brock Ashby, of up and coming band Moorhouse, entertains the crowd at Christmas on the Bay.

This year Smurfs, Elmo and the Cookie Monster also joined in the fun.

Musical director and event co-ordinator Di Cleverley said despite the "disastrous" weather the event was a great success.

The Timaru Herald