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RTRFM Local Music Hub Band/Artist Profile


Years Active 2015-

Genre Roots, Rock, Blues

Members Oliver Halvorsen - Vocals/Guitar, Chris Mackenzie - Guitar, Brad Roberts - Bass, Drew Williamson - Drums,

Describe Your Sound

A smooth blend of blues/roots and rock featuring the warm vocals of Oliver Halvorsen and expressive playing of Chris Mackenzie. Ranging from soft, melancholic instrumental sections to soaring vocal choruses, Vorsen is a diverse group.



Ollie Halvorsen


The band started out as a solo venture by Oliver Halvorsen, who has taken his music to the stage with bands such as 'the Preatures', Oliver met the other band members whilst playing together at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The members joined Oliver through their mutual love of both old/new blues and soul music such as Otis Redding and Ben Harper.


Old/new blues, roots and soul music such as Otis Redding, Ben Harper, The Temptations, Allen Stone, Bill Withers, Eric Clapton etc.

Shared Bills With

The Preatures, The Hunting Birds, Great Gable.

Career Highlights

>As a band, our highlight would be getting to record our Debut EP together at Soundfield Studios in Bayswater. We knew Cliff Blackburn and Matt Mclean through previous work that was uni related. They were a pleasure to work with. Matt is one half of electronic duo 'Lilt' so it was great to have a bit of his constructive direction throughout the recording process and he's got some serious engineering chops. As a band we really came together during our time there and developed our songs beyond their foundations!

Current Activity

At the moment, the band is currently rehearsing lots and working hard in the lead up to our EP release in February next year. The first track off the album will be released on the 4th of December which we are incredibly excited about. We've already begun writing new material and demos are already underway, with all of our time going into recording and rehearsing previously its really nice to get back to putting pen to paper. We miss our writing.

Shared Members With

Villain, The Hunting Birds

Releases by Vorsen

Link to follow shortly, our first release is 'Live a Little Lie' TBR on the 4th of December in the lead up to our debut EP launch in February next year.