Four piece Alt Rock band Vella, armed with a bucket load of energy and passion, deliver a solid performance both on their recordings and when playing live.
We caught with the Alt Rock, hailing from Wales (Cardiff & Blackwood to be precise), to find out more about their time so far as a band, what to expect from one of their shows and what's next for this exciting young group...
So why the name Vella?
So Chris started the band nearly 2 years ago, and during the period of writing the first few songs he was desperate to find a really cool name that doesn’t just sound like a generic modern day band. So we really like one word names … and just saying random stuff on the sofa one day he said Vella and when he translated the word online it turned out to mean "nondescript sound" in Latin, which Chris thought was pretty cool, so the name just stuck.
In just one sentence, explain your sound…
We change a lot but I think on average we are New Age Rock / Indie Rock.
How did the band form?
So Chris started the band after coming out of his previous band of 5 years (The Attix), and his aim was to find similar age, like minded individuals who were willing to put everything they had into the project. Also have a similar taste in music because that always makes things easier. After trying out a few musicians, Blue’s name crops up through a drummer I was actually trying out.
So the drummer moved to the guitar and Blue came along to jam on drums. After just 2 minutes of being in the room and playing with him Chris was certain he was the one. Liam was then recommended through a good friend of ours, Ellie. When we tried him out he was sick, so he took the position of lead guitar.
Last but not least is Jake. After jamming as a three piece for a long time we had the odd bassist come along and jam with us but none of them really stood out to us. Chris popped a post out on a website looking for a bassist and that’s when Jake made contact. We jammed as a band and instantly created a really strong bond together, it was crazy.