The Vergers formed on July 14, 2007 on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. Consisting of Trip Wilkes (vocals), Brad M. (guitars), Dave Bakulski (bass), and Gary Slaughter (keyboards), and Ari Rubinstein (percussion), the band’s songwriting is heavily influenced by the periods and decades from which these musicians' love for music was borne. The Vergers create an atmosphere of velocity, beauty, angst, and affection with their uncompromising sound. Strong, confident vocals, mixed with otherwordly keyboard textures on top of driving rhythms define The Vergers sonic arena.
The lineup boasts music scholars, dreamers, veteran players, and mad scientists. The Vergers' sound will deftly shift from relentless rock, to psychedelic daydream, to musical love letter. One of the best original bands in Denver's prolific scene, the Vergers will surely impress you.
The Vergers have performed at such Denver venues as The Bluebird Theater, Cervantes, Bender’s Tavern, the hi-dive, the Larimer Lounge, the Walnut Room, the Cricket on the Hill, the Lions Liar, Herman’s Hideaway, Cafe Cero, the Iliff Park Saloon, and the Toad Tavern, among others. Denver radio stations KTCL (93.3 FM), KQMT (99.5 FM) and 101.5 FM have all featured The Vergers on their local music shows. Stay tuned for upcoming shows and releases...
Trip - Vocals
Gary - keyboards
Brad - guitars
Dave Hawthorne - Bass
ARI. JM .Ruiz Arjonilla - Drums
"Know You Well" single (2008)
Critics Choice - The Vergers
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Since forming in July 2007, the Vergers (due at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, July 15) have been som...Since forming in July 2007, the Vergers (due at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, July 15) have been something of an an unknown quantity in the underground rock scene in Denver — but it's not for lack of effort or quality material. Like most bands, the Vergers wrestled with a bevy of influences early on, but while its roots are obvious, the act has long outgrown the clumsiness of a new band. You can hear a bit of Stephen Fellows's emotional stridency in Trip Wilkes's vocals, and the band has always excelled at capturing the urgent vibe of English post-punk bands of the '80s. With their latest material, the Vergers display a keen ear for bright, swirling melodies that sound hopeful and triumphant even as they trade in the darker shadings of atmosphere.
The Vergers - "Grace" Video
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The Vergers’ four-song EP has a few high points and a couple low. Cool, swirly, sun-drenched overdri...The Vergers’ four-song EP has a few high points and a couple low. Cool, swirly, sun-drenched overdrive guitar on “Know you well”… kind of sounds like Big Country after they discovered a Verve album. Concentrating on that sound and working on the songwriting craft could lead to bigger things for the Vergers. Low point was “Lavender and Roses”… sounds like a million other bands you’ll never hear. High point, “Gasoline,” proves that somebody in the band owns Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Jesus and Mary Chain CDs. “On the Ground” closes out the EP. Aside from some timing issues, a good tune reminiscent of an old mid-90s band called the Verlaines. Only time will tell if the Vergers keep working on their craft and make some noise on the scene or fade into oblivion on the dung heap of broken band dreams. -- by Doug Anderson
A typical 60 minute set list by The Vergers might contain 10-12 originals:
Ghosts of War
Know You Well
Variations of the Sea
Lavendar and Roses
There are no upcoming dates at this time.
|Feb 5, 2009 Thursday||9:00 PM||Toad Tavern||Littleton, CO, US|
|Oct 21, 2008 Tuesday||9:00 PM||Toad Tavern||Littleton, CO, US|
|Jul 27, 2008 Sunday||3:00 PM||Walnut Room||Denver, CO, US|
|Jul 12, 2008 Saturday||9:00 PM||Lion's Lair||Denver, CO, US|
|Jun 28, 2008 Saturday||2:00 PM||Larimer Lounge||Denver, CO, US|
|Apr 25, 2008 Friday||8:00 PM||Cafe Cero||Denver, CO, US|
|Apr 9, 2008 Wednesday||9:00 PM||Herman's Hideaway||Denver, CO, US|
|Apr 4, 2008 Friday||9:00 PM||Larimer Lounge||Denver, CO, US|