MASON HILL + HOLLOWSTAR + EMPYRE - AGAINST THE WALL TOUR 2021

Wed Sep 22 2021

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Nightrain

7-19 Queensgate Bradford BD1 1RB

£13.10

Ages 18+

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MASON HILL + HOLLOWSTAR + EMPYRE - AGAINST THE WALL TOUR 2021

  • Mason Hill

    Mason Hill

    Rock

    To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands. The teenage Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band. In 2013 the pair formed Mason Hill, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course. Five diverse, colourful characters, the members of the group were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision for their band: Taylor relinquished long-held plans to become an Olympic swimmer in order to focus on music, while Ward withdrew from a degree course at the University of Glasgow, where he’d been studying microbiology/virology. For these ambitious young men, Mason Hill was and is priority number one.
    Mason Hill are Scott Taylor (Lead Vocals), James Bird (Lead Guitar), Marc Montgomery (Guitar), Matthew Ward (Bass) and Craig McFetridge (Drums)

     

     

    THE STORY SO FAR

     

     

    Mason Hill has spent their formative years "learning their craft" on stages up and down the UK. This included high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies) and Stone Broken.

     

     

    “this is the best new heavy rock act currently performing in the UK.”

    (Fabrications HQ)

    “a prodigious talent that belies their fledgling years.”

    (Planet Rock)

     

     

    In December 2015 the band released their debut E.P, the self titled 'Mason Hill', featuring four tracks which highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads - outstanding songs that demonstrated a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer's chair, the E.P has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.

     

    2016 brought several breakthroughs in the band's career, firstly the invitation to perform on The Rising Stage at Ramblin' Man Fair, headlined by Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, winning the UK wide Highway To Hell battle of the bands competition that earned them opening the main stage slot at Hard Rock Hell, alongside the likes of Ugly Kid Joe, Ratt and Glenn Hughes, appearing at Winterstorm Festival, alongside the likes of Ricky Warwick, Last in Line (ex-Dio) and Inglorious to selling out their first ever headline show at the famous Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow with one month left to spare - a feat only achieved in recent times by Anthrax and Black Stone Cherry.

     

    The career progression continued into early 2017 when the band was special guest to Inglorious in London at their sold out second album launch show, appeared triumphantly at Download on The Boardie Takeover Stage, opened for Airbourne at their sold out show in Edinburgh. and returned to their hometown for their second headline show at G2;  again this sold out with demand so great that it was upgraded to the 750 capacity The Garage where the likes of Magnum, Tesla and Symphony X have performed - packing the place to the rafters

     

    The first promo video  “'Now You See Me” was released in 2017, which to date has more than a quarter of a million views.

     

    The year ended with support for GUN at  Glasgow Barrowlands in December plus an appearance

    at Planet Rockstock:

     

    "Fresh-faced Glasgow boys Mason Hill were nothing short of a triumph. Completely packing out the room, they served up a rock and roll storm from the offset with anthems like ‘Now You See Me’ before showing off another side of their art with powerful closer ‘Where I Belong’ that delved into rock ballad territory. In fact, the Planet Rockstock faithful were so won over we’ve been inundated with requests for Mason Hill to be bumped up the bill in 2018”(Planet Rock)

     

    The band spent a lot of time developing material for their album and the first show of 2018 was at Glasgow’s King Tuts which sold out in three days, ten weeks in advance of show!

     

    Ladies and gentlemen - Mason Hill are back with fire in their belly. This group of high achievers carry the pressure of early success but as they take to the stage to the intro tape, it is obvious they have class and confidence..." (Down The Front Media)

     

    "There are few up and coming acts in Scotland that have made a notable impression as swiftly as Glasgow rockers Mason Hill. They have grown in popularity and garnered an insane following like nothing else” (SMS, Scotland)

     

    “Mason Hill never disappoint, in fact they always take it to the next level every time you see them” (Jace Media)

     

    This was followed by an appearance at TRNSMT on the same day as Queen, and Steelhouse Festival in Wales alongside such as Black Star Riders, Glenn Hughes and Myles Kennedy.

     

    The latter part of 2018 saw Mason Hill going out on tour supporting The Dan Reed Network at shows across the UK and a return to Planet Rockstock, by popular demand after their performance in 2017, this time on the main stage.

     

    In a further development Mason Hill agreed to part ways with Frontiers Records.

     

    A further sold out King Tuts show followed in 2019 and a sub headline slot at Planet Rock’s Winters End in February 2020. Since then live activity has been curtailed by the covid 19 pandemic, in common with every other band. However the band has not been idle and the focus has been on the debut album, recorded at Riverside Studios near Glasgow and vocals in New York, and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro).

     

    In 2020 the band signed a management contract with Jaba Music and a record deal with 7Hz Productions, and the album release date is planned for 5 March 2021. Three singles have so far been released to date from the album to critical acclaim.

     

    2021 promises to be a big year for Mason Hill, despite on going restrictions.

     

    Mason Hill are just getting started!

     

  • Hollowstar

    Hollowstar

    Rock

    “Hollowstar are the kind of band that exude so much shimmering potential that you’re reassured the future of rock music could well be in safe hands.” – Planet Rock

    Surging into the top five in the ‘Best New Band’ category at Planet Rock’s 2019 awards, Hollowstar are carving out their own route to the top, paved with hard-hitting riffs and cemented by melodic yet inherently impactful lyrics. Drawing upon influences including the likes of Thunder, Slash, and Black Stone Cherry, the band’s highly-oned music and Joe’s impressive pipes are entrenched in classic rock, yet rather than just idly regurgitating their influences, Hollowstar’s sound is decidedly fresh and engrained with their own personality.

    Formed in 2015 in the market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire by vocalist/bassist Joe Bonson, his brother Jack Bonson on drums, and dual lead guitarists Phil Haines and Tom Collett, Hollowstar spent their early years relentlessly touring as they perfected their craft. In 2017 they unleashed their debut EP, ‘Some Things Matter’, to the world and it was duly showered with plaudits from the press and peaked at no.13 on the iTunes rock chart. Flaunting their diverse musical talents, the six-track EP led the way to support slots with Stone Broken, Toseland and more.

    Building upon these embryonic talents, in May 2018 they returned to the fold with the towering anthem ‘All I Gotta Say’, which picked up plays on both BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show and Planet Rock before the band followed up with their second single, ‘Let You Down’. Hailed by Classic Rock Magazine as “muscular modern hard rock… bold chunky production [and] riffs the size of monster trucks’, the track has not only been picked up by Planet Rock and BBC Radio 2, but also deservedly featured in Classic Rock’s Heavy Rotation. With their career on an upward trajectory, the summer of 2018 saw the band play a series of headline dates and festivals in and around tours supporting Graham Bonnet Band and Dan Reed Network.

    In early 2019 Hollowstar delighted fans with the announcement of their eponymous debut album, released on May 3rd. With a tour alongside Stone Broken opening up the year and a headline UK album tour providing a sensational soundtrack for the summer, the band continue to break down walls, challenge perceptions and most importantly, create great music.

    Rock is once again rightfully on the rise, and Hollowstar look set to lead the charge with riffs fit to grace arenas one day and a truly entertaining live show to match.

  • Empyre

    Empyre

    Rock

    We’re Empyre, a UK based rock band. Our music ranges from atmospheric to hard rock. Feel free to drop us a message, and if you like our music please help us to spread the word.

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Nightrain Presents

MASON HILL + HOLLOWSTAR + EMPYRE - AGAINST THE WALL TOUR 2021

Wed Sep 22 2021 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Nightrain Bradford
MASON HILL + HOLLOWSTAR + EMPYRE - AGAINST THE WALL TOUR 2021

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