HEAVY snowfall forced a Worcestershire band to postpone a gig in Birmingham – but the show went on in a different venue.

Nuns of the Tundra, from Malvern, were due to play a headline gig at the O2 Institute on March 3 – following an impressive performance at the Firestone’s Battle of the Bands competition last December – but dangerous driving conditions left support acts unable to get to the venue.

The band instead played a rearranged gig at the nearby Sunflower Lounge along with fellow Malvern band Dead Dads Club and Birmingham bands White Noise and Mallavora whose gigs were also affected by the weather.

Nuns of the Tundra lead singer Troy Tittley said: "I could not be more thankful for the turnout.

"Despite the apocalyptic weather and our O2 Institute gig being postponed, the amazing people at the Sunflower Lounge saved the night, and made it one of the best nights we've experienced as a band.

"Massive thank you to everyone that travelled to see us.

"A huge shout out to Dead Dads Club for doing it all with us, and to White Noise and Mallavora for letting us join their night. 10/10 evening. Hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did."

Fans had travelled on coaches from Worcestershire and as far away as Manchester were not left disappointed.

Bassist Jim Smith said: "The atmosphere at the Sunflower Lounge was one of the best we have had since our show at the BBC Introducing stage at Lakefest Festival at Croft Castle in August 2017. It was a fantastic experience and we didn’t want to get off the stage!”

Lee Richardson of Dead Dads Club was also very pleased with the performance.

He said: ”We simply had the best of times. We would like to express our thanks to the Sunflower Lounge, Mallavora and The White Noise for putting us on the bill on Saturday night.

“More so, huge thanks to those who have continued faith in us and those who travelled to attend the gig despite the snow.

“We are very grateful to all of you.”

The gig at the O2 institute has been rearranged for Friday, April 13.