Please meet CVC, a six-piece band from the sleepy town of Church Village in South Wales, who are here to show you a good time. The band’s new single and video, ‘The Mortgage Anthem’, is out now, and the infectious track and its deeply entertaining courthouse-themed video will give you a taste of what’s to come from their incredible upcoming debut album ‘Get Real’.
Having sold out their launch show at the legendary Clwb Ifor Bach for single ‘Jungle Fever’ last year and played raucous shows at the likes of Cardiff’s The Globe, Bristol’s The Fleece and London’s Dublin Castle, the band have well and truly cemented themselves as ones to watch in the UK indie scene. Their electrifying performances, fantastic music, undeniable on-stage presence and flamboyant style combine to make them completely unforgettable.
Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Snoop Dogg, there’s no doubt that the band’s influences are varied. It all comes together to make the glorious sound that is CVC’s music, and it’s no wonder that the band were nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Cardiff Music Awards. The band have grown organically, clocking up 80,000+ plays on Spotify, simply through word of mouth alone.
The band consists of Francesco Orsi (vocals}, David Bassey (vocals/guitar), Elliot Bradfield (vocals/guitar), Ben Thorne (bass), Tom Fry (drums) and Daniel ‘Nanial’ Jones (keyboard/percussion). But the Church Village Collective is much bigger than just the band – CVC includes band members past and present, family members, significant others, collaborators, and of course, their fans. Without these people, the band wouldn’t be where they are today.
CVC are currently being filmed by the BBC, due to keyboardist/percussionist Nanial’s other passion, his vintage store. The BBC Three documentary ‘Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted’ has been following Nanial and the band’s adventures over the past few months, including watching them record a cover of ‘Juxtaposed With U’ for a Super Furry Animals charity album. The documentary will air on BBC Three next month and will be a fantastic showcase of the band’s talent and chemistry.
Most of CVC met at school, with some of the members knowing each other since they were three years old, and it’s this dynamic that makes the band so in tune with each other. With big live plans for 2020 out of the window due to the pandemic, the band put all their efforts into recording new music, and this has resulted in their best work to date – their debut album ‘Get Real’ – which will be released this summer.
CVC’s aim is to simply provide a good time to whoever wants one, whether it’s at a live show, watching one of their videos, or listening to their music. Once you’ve heard them, you’ll never look back. The future is bright for CVC.