Edgar Davies Ground Rock Day 2017

The weather was perfect, for this year’s Edgar Davies Ground (EDG) rock day. First band Ghosts of Social Networks turned out to be just front man Nathan Till. For whatever reason the two other band members couldn’t make it. So very bravely Nathan took to the stage for a solo appearance. Nathan looked comfortable playing all the bands songs including outside the wheel, which was very well received by the growing crowd.

Next up were 2 slots from music degree student Jack Evans. Jack has appeared previously at the EDG for Eligh Toadd. Jack played various classical tunes on his acoustic guitar. The Ellipsis were on after Jack and delivered a great set of very energetic rock pop. The Ellipsis will go far.

After Jacks second set came the Birmingham’s Valous. Most of their material was from their 2nd Album “The Devil’s Seven”, however they did play new tracks from their soon to be released EP. Valous were incredibly tight and lead singer Mat Shutt hit every note in which was a very polished “metal” performance.

Next Sister Shotgun fronted by the awesome Chloe Ozwell. Sister Shotgun performed a blend of very catchy hard rock and metal. Why haven’t they been offered record deal yet? The very best of luck to Sister Shotgun in the future.

Then it was the first of two performances from our Special guests “The Soap Girls”. They made an impromptu acoustic performance on the last years high street stage. This year their second set was an electric set featuring new drummer Jonn Walker. The Soap Girls drew lots of attention and went down a storm. Many Many thanks to Jonn Walker for helping to arrange this appearance at short notice. In between the two Soap Girls performance was Telford’s Guns for Girls who had earlier appeared at Shrewsbury’s Fake Festival. A great performance kept the growing crowd entertained.

Top of the bill and rounding off what was a great day was Glasgow’s Mason Hill. Mason Hill have has a superb year, after signing a major record deal, appeared at download and have been booked for their first “Planet Rock” gig. Absolutely note perfect throughout the set, but the stand out song was definitely the shows last “Where I belong”. People of Bridgnorth will remember Mason Hill for many years. Has one of the crowd put it “They are pure class”. Can’t wait for the album release!

Many thanks to all the bands who very kindly gave up their time to appear this year and raise money for the Bridgnorth Food and national charity Shelter.

Also many thanks to all of the volunteers who again gave up their time to Marshall the event
Nigel Gill
EDG Event Organiser