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PRESTATYN band to donate song proceeds to Rhyl flood victims

Published date: 11 December 2013 |
Published by: Suzanne Jordan 
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A PRESTATYN band releasing their debut single and music video on iTunes have pledged that they will donate all proceeds to flood victims.

MavMac, consisting of Lewis McElroy, 25, Owen Twidale, 21, Chris Jones, 23, Jonnii Gun, 24 and Steve McElroy, 30, released their debut song and music video on Monday.

The group, all from Prestatyn, said they were keen to “give something back” after a tidal surge hit Rhyl, Prestatyn and Kinmel Bay last Thursday – the highest surge to hit the towns in 20 years.

Lewis, lead singer of the band, said: “I went to Rhyl Leisure Centre with some blankets and clothes to help out people who had lost everything.

“The flood totally changed everything for us. I want to donate all the sales that the song makes on iTunes to the Rhyl flood victims.

“I knew someone who had just moved into one of the houses that was wrecked and he is devastated.”

For their music video, the group travelled to Bolton and were helped by Lee Bolton, who had been involved in productions such as The Fast and Furious 6 and Shameless.

They were granted permission to shut down the town centre and hired 70 extras.

Rhyl band, Pretty Girl Rock, were also involved in the video.

Lewis added: “We shot one hell of a video using many props and special effects. To look at it, you would think it cost millions of pounds.

“I was overwhelmed with the response the song got on the radio. I’m so thankful to all the people that helped.

“I was in a band called x-ell for over 15 years. When we broke up we were all devastated, so to re live them brilliant days I formed MavMac.

“People should know that by buying this song they are helping Rhyl flood victims and getting a community get back together.”

MavMac’s single and video is available to download on itunes. For more information visit: www.mavmac.com.

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