About 400 people braved the bank holiday rain to show support for Morden band Good Shoes at a free "secret" gig at Morden Park bandstand today.

The Indie band performed in their home town and pulled a large and lively crowd at the 2pm gig, playing the stage where they filmed the video for their single Morden.

The song paints the town as a run-down, racist drug-dealling spot and a good place for burglary. The Morden fates paid them back with heavy rain, but a blistering performance and enthusiastic fans kept spirits up.

Among the crowd were many students from the band members' old school Raynes Park High School, and teachers including Wyn Jones, father of lead singer Rhys Jones and drummer Tom Jones.

Mr Jones, who teaches English at Raynes Park, said: "I think they sound brilliant, they are playing really well. It is just a shame about the weather.

"They have never played here before despite shooting the video here, and it is a great location. I am very proud of them."

Good Shoes fan Louise Bertoncini, 24, came down from Oval after the gig's location was leaked to press including Your Local Guardian. She said: "This is a really great idea and it was worth coming down on the train. Everyone is in a really good mood and the band sound fantastic."

Good Shoes' debut album Think Before You Speak is now in the shops through Indie label Brille Records. The band recently topped the NME chart with Never Meant to Hurt You, knocking Maximo Park's Our Velocity off the top spot.

They started off as a two-piece of Rhys Jones and guitarist Steve Leach, but were joined by friend Joel Cox on bass guitar and Tom Jones on drums and released their first single Small Town Girl in 2005.