Llandudno band victorious at Brit Awards 2016

North Wales rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen bagged themselves a gong at last night’s Brit Awards, taking home the award for Best Breakthrough Act. The band, who formed in Llandudno – near our caravans for sale, North Wales back in 2007, said they were “humbled” to receive the award at last night’s ceremony, which was presented by the X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw. Speaking after their win, lead singer Van McCann said, “We’re just grateful to get the recognition and stuff. We’re announcing shows tomorrow and we’ve got a video. We are excited to be carrying on with the music. “This is our ninth year. It’s weird to get breakthrough for that but it’s great.” Catfish are set to release a second album this year after their critically acclaimed first album “Balcony” helped them to win the BBC Introducing Award in December 2014. They will then be touring the UK before jetting off to do some North American tours. The band started life playing in car parks after gigs of bands such as Kasabian, so for them to be winning awards and touring the world is just incredible! Watch the acceptance speech for yourself below, and best of luck to the band in the future:   Photo courtesy of Aneil Lutchman on Flickr, under Creative Commons

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