Church Village Collective

Church Village Collective, known by all as “CVC”, are a six-piece music ensemble hailing from the sleepy Welsh town of Church Village. CVC’s members include Francesco Orsi (vocals); David Bassey (Vocals/Guitar); Elliot Bradfield (Vocals/Guitar); Ben Thorne (Bass); Tom Fry (Drums) and Daniel ‘Nanial’ Jones(Keyboard/Percussion).

Church Village Collective is much bigger than just the band- CVC includes band members past and present, family, significant others, collaborators and of course, the fans. Without these people and the stories they’ve contributed the band wouldn't be where they are today. The band’s style and confidence embodying what it means to be part of the collective. There are no barriers to being included. If you'd like to join CVC you need only apply within. The band are influenced by Snoop Dog, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Young & Nash, Luciano Pavarotti, Baxter Dury and RHCP. Following nominations for best breakthrough act at the Cardiff Music Awards 2018 as well as being accepted onto the 2019 Forte Project the band has grown organically - producing two well received singles. Both singles have received 40,000+ plays on Spotify as well as airtime on BBC radio and other UK stations. The music video for The Mortgage Anthem (released during lockdown) has received views from all over the world and has now been watched over 4,000 times on YouTube.

Following a sell-out show for their debut single 'Jungle Fever' - the band became a “must have” on the Cardiff underground scene and people were soon to find out that CVC are a tough act to follow! This newfound recognition only increased their ambition and they decided to gig further afield with gigs in Bristol’s The Fleece and London’s The Dublin Castle being a notable couple. During this time CVC played alongside Temples, Gengahr, BuzzardBuzzardBuzzard, Pretty Vicious and Space, to name a few. The band also made an appearance in Rustin Man’s (Domino Records Co.) music video ‘Kinky Living’ as well as being added to Simon Le Bon’s (Duran Duran) current podcast 'WHOOSH'.

Due to the inability to play live shows throughout 2020 the band have focused entirely on recording. The summer lockdown has produced the bands best work to date in the form of an album titled ‘Get Real’. The album gravitates around the theme of things often being not quite being what they seem (e.g social media vs reality) and invites the listener to a raw and whole understanding of what it means to be part of the CVC. Here, whether it’s live shows or recorded tracks, CVC aims to simply provide a good time to whoever wants one.

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