The Verlaines

The Verlaines

Real Name:
Graeme Downes, Paul Winders, Russell Fleming, Gregg Cairns
The Verlaines were formed in late 1980 by Graeme Downes (guitar & vocals).
The original lineup was completed by Craig Easton (guitar & vocals), Anita Pillai (keyboards), Phillip Higham (bass) and Greg Kerr (drums).
In 1981 Craig Easton and Anita Pillai left the band.
In 1982 Jane Dodd took over the bass after the departure of Phillip Higham. Later that year Greg Kerr left the group, followed by numerous changes of the drummer over the next year, including Alan Haig, Caroline Easther and finally Robbie Yeats.
In 1990 Mike Stoodley (bass) and former The Alpaca Brothers member Steve Cournane (drums) replaced Jane Dodd and Robbie Yeats. Shortly after the drummer changed again and Gregg Cairns took over.
In 1992 Paul Winders (guitar) joined as a new member.
In 1994 Russell Fleming (bass) replaced Mike Stoodley.
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The Verlaines Discography


FN040 The Verlaines Hallelujah - All The Way Home (Album, Single) Flying Nun Records FN040 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
FNMC 077 The Verlaines Bird Dog (Album) Flying Nun Records FNMC 077 New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
D30285, FNCD129 Verlaines* Some Disenchanted Evening (Album) Flying Nun Records D30285, FNCD129 Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
9 26771-4 The Verlaines Ready To Fly (Album) Slash 9 26771-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
828 388-2 The Verlaines Way Out Where (Album) Slash 828 388-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
486880 2 The Verlaines Over The Moon(CD, Album) Columbia 486880 2 New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
FNCD501 The Verlaines Pot Boiler(CD) Flying Nun Records FNCD501 New Zealand 2007 Sell This Version
V1 The Verlaines Corporate Moronic(CD, Album) Not On Label V1 New Zealand 2009 Sell This Version
FNCD524 The Verlaines Untimely Meditations(CD, Album) Flying Nun Records FNCD524 New Zealand 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DUN 1, DUN-1 The Chills / Sneaky Feelings / The Stones / The Verlaines The Chills / Sneaky Feelings / The Stones / The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (EP) Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records DUN 1, DUN-1 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
FN014 Verlaines* Death And The Maiden(7", Single) Flying Nun Records FN014 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
FN022 The Verlaines 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon Flying Nun Records FN022 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
FN053 The Verlaines Doomsday(12") Flying Nun Records FN053 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
FN159 The Verlaines The Funniest Thing(7") Flying Nun Records FN159 New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
Graeme-001A The Verlaines Graeme Spews (EP) Slash Graeme-001A US 1993 Sell This Version


HMS088 The Verlaines Juvenilia (Comp, Album) Homestead Records HMS088 US 1987 Sell This Version
FNCD476 The Verlaines You're Just Too Obscure For Me...(CD, Comp) Flying Nun Records FNCD476 New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version