Band heard on Coronation Street

A BEDFORDSHIRE-based band were delighted to find their music had been used as background music in a soap opera.

CC Smugglers, made up of six band members, found their music being played on the hit soap Coronation Street. The two tracks, Mother’s Ruin and Bread and Water were both used for a whole minute on Sunday and Monday night in a scene in the famous Rovers Return.

The band, made up of six men who come from across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, came together five years ago to create a mix of bluegrass, country and rock music.

Band member Ryan Thomas, from Shefford, who plays the guitar and Dobro, said: “It is quite exciting how many people could have heard our music, it’s getting our name and music out there and it’s good to be able to say that we have managed to get our music on a soap. Hopefully, through this we will be able to push it to other programmes.”

The opportunity to have their music played on the ITV show came about after the band recorded a song called Bedfordshire Clanger, that was written by band member and lead singer Richie Prynne, from Shefford, for Ade Edmondson’s ITV show Ade in Britain. Since then the group has worked closely with ITV producers to create exposure for their forthcoming album.


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Mr Thomas said the tracks had been stored in the ITV music library and used on the soap. They were told via email that their music was to be played.

If you want to see CC Smugglers in action, they are performing at Oxjam Bedford Takeover at the Pad on October 27.

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For more information on the group visit www.ccsmugglers.co.uk

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