CVC, or Church Village Collective in full, named their band after the sleepy Welsh town they come from and their plan to bring international renown to their hometown is now well underway!
The six-piece musical collective are influenced by Snoop Dogg, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Super Furry Animals and Red Hot Chili Peppers and are comprised of singer Francesco Orsi, bassist Ben Thorne, drummer Tom Fry, keyboardist Daniel ‘Nanial’ Jones and singing guitarists David Bassey and Elliot Bradfield.
It’s worth noting that the latter two, despite never having met them, are related to Welsh royalty Dame Shirley Bassey and Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, respectively. Maybe owing to genetics, Bassey states “I don’t think I’d be able to not do this, I don’t actively choose to, I’m just drawn to it”. But the band are all equally as talented, with different skills that aid the cacophony of their sound. Simply put, CVC are a democracy, greater than the sum of its parts, and destined for world domination – perhaps!
CVC’s message is a universal one “peace and love and good times, stay real, stay true and that’s it.”
Their ‘Welsh Music Prize’ Nominated debut album ‘Get Real’, produced by the band and mixed by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys), was released at the start of 2023 to critical acclaim (“A cracking debut album of feelgood, uber-retro gems” – NME, “A remarkably fully formed debut” – The Times), a year in which they toured to sold-out venues in the UK as well as wowing crowds across Europe & in the USA (“CVC are a remarkable experience, one which everyone should see at least once” – Buzz Magazine).
Work on Album 2 is now well underway, so as the band continue to go from strength to strength – there’s never been a better time to…