“A COLLECTION OF MUSICAL AMIGOS WELL KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD FOR GETTING MANY A PARTY STARTED AND QUITE A FEW FINISHED."
IN THE BEGINNING
Formed in 2005 by Grant Hislop (Creator of The Rock, Kiwi FM, Co-Founder of Radioworks) Daniel Wrightson (Owner Juice TV/Garage TV), Jason Kerrison (Opshop) Matt Treacy (Opshop) as outlet to play music they loved with mates, The CVE has travelled the world sharing their unique energy and interpretations of songs they love.
MOMENTS OF FAME!!
Highlights have included playing for the All Blacks Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park, Dubai Rugby 7's, Kiwi Ball Dubai (8x) Singapore, Australia, USA, Fiji, Vector Arena and Mercury Island.
Clients have included Tourism New Zealand, Emirates Airline, Karaka Million Ellerslie (4x), Air New Zealand, Sir Michael Fay, Coca Cola,Top Gear, Les Mills, Jeremy Corbett, Westpac, NZRAF, Hubbards, Vodafone, Telecom, Soho Wines, Master Builders, FMG, Vero, UBS Bank, Sony Playstation, Universal Music, EMI Music, Mediaworks, The Radio Network, Gisborne Food & Wine Festival, NZ Radio Awards and Devonport Food & Wine Festival.
International Supports: Red Hot Chilli Pipers Vector Arena, Newton Faulkner - The Windsor Castle
One of the most successful twists to a CVE show is that it is non stop for over 2 hours, no breaks. Once they win the room - they just keep rocking til lights on! Every show is different and features a selection from their repertoire of over 300 songs. Johnny Cash, U2, The Stones, Talking Heads, Lorde, Led Zep, Tailor Swift, George Ezra, Beatles...
THE MOTLEY CREW...
Current members - Grant Hislop, Daniel Wrightson, Hamish Gee (the feelers) & Kevin Miller (former COO Telstra Clear)
Other members have included:
Guests Players have included:
Mark McClung (The Boy)
WHY CVE? very good
CVE stands for “The Corporate Voice Experience”. A ‘corporate voice’ is the voice one hears on television and radio presenting station identifications and trailors etc. Daniel’s voice is heard all around the world and in NZ is the voice of Newstalk ZB and Sky Sport. Grant was the voice of The Rock, Vodafone, The Hits, Channel Z and many TV and radio commercials and Jason was a radio announcer on Kiwi FM at the time of formation. That’s how the name CVE came about...seemed like a great idea at the time!
CVE released “It is What it is” in 2011 and charted at #6 on the NZ albums charts. The album’s title reflects the members collective philosophy on life and features the singles ‘Change is Gonna Come’, ‘Your Side of the Moon’ (featured on the finale of TV show ‘Go Girls’ and ‘Like Cigarettes’ which was mixed by Cenzo Townsend - U2, Franz Ferdinand, George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs, Friendly Fires, Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Florence + the Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars.