These nerds are 'cool'

Being brown: Folk-parody duo, Nerds and Music, consists of Clark Gormley and Wayne Thompson. Picture: @nerdsandmusic
Being brown: Folk-parody duo, Nerds and Music, consists of Clark Gormley and Wayne Thompson. Picture: @nerdsandmusic

It's not often you get to see Nerds and Music perform live.

Following the recent release of their third album You Can't Polish A Nerd (aka The Brown Album), the Newcastle folk-parody duo will make their first ever appearance in the Sutherland Shire on May 9.

Nerds and Music consists of Clark Gormley and Wayne Thompson.

Gormley said nerds are always the heroes of his work.

"I think nerds are going to take over the world shortly," Gormley said.

"There is a lot of nerds out there that don't really like to admit it. It's nothing to be ashamed of."

The comedian and musician is a veteran of the festival scene and last year performed Up the Nerdsville Track at the 2019 Newcastle Fringe Festival.

It is a musical road trip in which the audience is strapped into a car with a nerd at the wheel and together they drive across this "big brown land".

Other shows Gormley has created on the theme of Nerds are: Dial 'N' for Nerder and Clark's Nerdy Science Show.

He has taken his shows to fringe festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

"They all include original music and a PowerPoint presentation," Gormley said.

The repertoire of Nerds and Music ranges from sea shanties about the national broadband network to meditations on the colour brown.

Audiences have been rendered dumbstruck by their weirdness, witticisms, wordplay, and alliteration.

Sallyanne Brown will be their support act at Tradies accompanied by Gormley on guitar. She sings lovely ballads and has an amazing voice.

Jenny Watson from Sutherland Acoustic, which is presenting Nerds and Music at Gymea Tradies on May 9 said it would be a rare chance to see the folk comedy duo perform live in the Sutherland Shire.

''I saw them at St Albans and loved their odd bod humour and wit and clever words,'' Watson said.

''They are a very talented couple of guys who sing and play guitar well. I hope people will come along and see what all the fuss is about!''

Entry $10, show at 7.30pm, occasional course language.

  • Details: 9576 2301.