Press Kit for Ethyrfield
Ethyrfield are a young three piece rock band from Newton Abbot in Devon, made up of Zach Cornish (bass and lead vocals), Ben Cornish (lead guitar and backing vocals) and Dan Aston (drums). Ethyrfield mainly play their own music with one or two covers thrown in.
The band formed in 2014 and were originally called New Project before changing the name to Ethyrfield in 2017. In February 2015, the band took part in the national Rock the House competition in London and won the under 19s category which gave them the opportunity to play at the American Ambassador's residence.
Later in 2015, Ben took part in Sky Arts Guitar Star and reached the finals of the rock guitarist section. During the competition, Ben was mentored by Tony Iommi, who still mentors the band.
In January 2018, Ethyrfield played on the Introducing Stage at the Giants of Rock Festival at Butlins, Minehead and were voted winners by the audience, so will return to play the main stage in January 2019.
"I saw this band when they supported 'Bad Touch' at The Wharf in Devon. I never expect much from support bands and when I saw their age I wandered back to the bar - they are very young and the drummer is a mere thirteen years of age. And then they started to play their set. I stopped dead in my tracks and headed straight back to the stage. NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. They are just incredible and they'll root you to the spot with a performance and songwriting way beyond their years - they made my spine shiver several times during their set. You'll want more, and I hope it's coming lads."
Nigel Follett - Social Media Manager for The Wharf, Tavistock. (April 2017)
Ethyrfield - recorded live at the Summer Moon Festival, June 2017
"I watch a lot of new bands all the time, and while I'm no expert, I'm pretty good at picking winners. Last night I watched a band called Ethyrfield. I feel mentioning their age a bit of a disservice to them because although they had a combined age of about 46 they played like seasoned professionals. Playing well structured, intelligent, catchy original material and the odd cover with flair and exceptional talent, they were tighter than a lot of semi pro bands I've seen. I really felt I was watching the beginnings of something pretty special. If you get the chance to see them, do yourself a favour and go. I was blown away."
Elizabeth Walke, Plymouth (April 2017)