Saturday 29/04/2023
  • CVC
  • Date: Saturday 29/04/2023
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £8/£10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach

Influenced by Snoop Dogg, Crosby, Bills & Nash, CVC are a six-piece band from the sleepy Welsh town of Church Village, and they have come to take over Clwb Ifor Bach.

CVC, or Church Village Collective in full, named their band after the sleepy Welsh town they come from and, if they have it their way, will soon bring international renown to their hometown.

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 as equally 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 ‘Real to Reel’ EP came out in the summer of 2022 (NME ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Like a glitter bomb on the verge of explosion”) and in January 2023, the band will release their long awaited debut album ‘Get Real’, produced by the band and mixed by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys.)

Come and join the Collective!