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The Avisi

If anyone thought mainstream Indie Rock went out of style, apparently they failed to hear 'The Avisi', the South Wales quartet who has taken Wales by storm with the omnipresent anthem, "Alternative Love Song".

Although it may have seemed that 'The Avisi' was an overnight success, nothing could be further from the truth.

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The band, fronted by singer Carl Ward and his close friend Gavin Powell on guitar, started as a cover band in Swansea, Wales. By 2009, the band decided that it was time to begin using their own material; with modern influences such as 'The Killers', 'Kasabian', and 'The Enemy'. Once the thought was in motion, the band recruited fellow members, Nikki Hicks on bass guitar and Gavin's younger brother Lee Powell on drums and percussion.

Following the next year of life on the road, the band hit the studio hard to record their EP, 'Life Through Abstract Eyes', which gained them airplay on BBC Radio, Nation Radio and local radio stations in their native Cities of Swansea and Cardiff. In addition the band have joined forces with world renowned director Jason Figgis to record a music video for the song 'Alternative Love Song', which features british actors such as Eoin Macken ('Merlin', 'Centurion'),Camille Donegan ('Savage', 'The Clinic') and Emmett J. Scanlan ('Hollyoaks'. 'Blood', '3Crosses').

With the band's stardom rising due to frequent touring and airplay seeping into other areas of the UK, the band started to become a modest success.

Currently, The Avisi are hard at it again, recording a new EP, which due to come out in the first quarter of 2011. Demand is already high for the disc following their last successful EP, 'Life Through Abstract Eyes'; which can be purchased on all on-line music retail stores such as iTunes. In addition The Avisi are recording another promotional video for they hit song, 'Hold Me', which will feature on all of the popular video websites, and is set for a release in the early months of 2011.

With all this going on, 'The Avisi' have only been together for 1 year.

The Avisi official website generates in excess of 10,000 monthly hits, and contains all media and information about the band such as music, biographies, videos, band photographs and posters. Please feel free to check it out

The Avisi, Cardiff/swansea

music type
Indie Rock Pop - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Festival, Corporate,
Cardiff/swansea, Mid Glamorgan, CF45 4AJ
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