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Von Twist
Guy from Von Twist

Von Twist

Meet Von Twist from Taunton. They were surrounded by a divine light one day when suddenly...

Who are Von Twist?

Von Twist

Jack McGregor creates some funky beats on the drum kit.

Guy Baillie-Grohman then adds some throbbing bass lines.

Some fat guitar chords are added by Edward Cresswell, upon which Fiona Tout stirs in some truly memorable honky tonk piano riffs!

Oliver Owen then sings some lyrics he has previously written over the top, aided by some truly swanky dance moves!

Von Twist

Finally, it is up to Michael Bryant to mix some hot, hot, hot guitar licks to the twist, and hey presto - Von Twist are alive and amplified!

Where in Somerset are you from?


When did you form?

September 2005

How did you get together?

Von Twist

We were surrounded by a divine light one day when suddenly...

How would you describe your music?

New wave garage, blues, art, punk, with a twist of Von!

How did the band gets its name?

Again, we were surrounded by a divine light when suddenly...

Who are your musical influences?

Von Twist

We have countless influences, some of them are: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, The Who, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie and The Beatles.

What is your most memorable gig so far?

We don't really have a 'most memorable gig', because we try and make each concert we play better than the last.

So, yeah we don't have one.

Where would you most like to play?

Von Twist

Anywhere really as long as the crowd really enjoy themselves.

But, headlining every festival in the world would be quite nice, as would being the first band to play on a currently undiscovered alien world!

Finally, tell us some interesting facts about yourself


last updated: 15/12/05
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George Reece
I'm coming to Rockfest on Saturday just to see you guys. I'm dangerously excited!

BRILLIANT Jamie Oliver has made a differance,Von Twist are the next delight everyone will want a taste of. Watch this space!!!!!

I P Freely
Excellent group, well done

Jaime James
I here they have a new song!! Can't wait to sing along!!!

mummy o
ollie you are so coooool, remember me when you r famous xxxxxxx

***Lily & Flo ***
Hello Von Twist, lovely to find you, you look very lovely. Would very much like to see you play one day but we're over Glastonbury way! We'll look out for you. Many sparkles xx

the von
the 1st song is called metrospective - plenty more where that came from

Generic listener
I heard a CD of you at the 'Imperial'. Rather good, but it opened up a treasure trove of unanswered questions. What is the first song called? Is it supposed to sound like an angry Smiths? Is Fiona an actual tout? My investigations continue...

elle Mcphee
hello.... you are all very sexy especially guy. your music is ok I suppose but abit to sexy and I can't handle it all at once. ill be at ur gigs, the crazy dancing one. love you all!!! x

Iven Balls
'Honky tonk piano riffs'? 'truly swanky dance moves'? - Nurse! The relapse!

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