Mayfield drive

Mayfield Drive are a folk rock, indie and pop rock trio from Motherwell in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and Armadale in west lothian. The trio, formed in 2000; comprises of Bobby Knox (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Ryan Mathieson (percussion) and Mark Trodden (bass guitar and backing vocals). Mayfield Drive are releasing their new album titled "Headrush" early in 2009.


The band played their first show at a local community centre in Newarthill hosted by a youth music project, reeltime music. The band worked very closely with this community organisation performing shows around North Lanarkshire for 2 years performing events all over Scotland.

In 2003, Mayfield Drive went on tour, the diversité tour comprised of 2 weeks in Scotland and 2 weeks in France and was financed by a collaboration between North Lanarkshire Council and St-Denis council. The tour was widly publicised in Scotland and Paris and was a creative effort to bring the two towns coatbridge and st-denis together.

The band played in many scottish venus such as Jack Danials in Motherwell and Glasgows Barralands. in St-denis the most notable show was the main stage at the St-denis Festival. Other bands involved in the tour were , Poupon du Catcho and Dipso.

Mayfield Drive has had a strong presence in the Scotland music scene for many years, having spent alot of time performing covers at local bars and night clubs, this earned them the money to pay for equipment and recording time the band now showcases accross the UK playing their own material.


Mayfield Drive are in post production of their first album "Headrush" which is due to be released early 2009,
a new web site is due to be launched 01/12/2008 to market and sell the upcoming album, A DVD is being released in early 2009 with footage of the bands shows and events during 2008.

The band has now signed an sponsorship aggreement with Jägermeister which will help finance marketing and distrobution the upcoming releases.


*diversité (released in 2003)
*Headrush (to be released 2009)

External links
*Mayfield Drive
*Jager Music

Comments (1)
1. 05-08-2012 08:12
Carole,It is so much better than tohught, and praise be indeed for that, my prayers go with them that they will all prosper and go onto to see good fruits.However let's not forget or overlook that in the wake of SSG there were at least 7 or more re-opens and/or independent take ups and opens in the wake of the SSG shop closures too.I think we really need to remember this and give thanks for this as well at this time, especially seeing as these opened and have traded through such dramatic times as the credit crunch, when everyone knows the hardest time for any new business is it's first 2 years anyway! So let's really give praise to any that took up the mantle of the demised SSG/SPCK shops and not overlook or forget that too, or indeed any new Christian Bookshop or endeavour that has taken the risk to undertake the mission of being a presence in our shopping area's in these hard times to date.Personally I have to say that I see little difference between the SSG saga and the IBS-STL UK saga in many, many ways indeed the similiarities boggle my brain really. Both were and are fiasco's especially when it comes to damage to the christian book trade on the whole and to real peoples livelihoods and lives.I also think that we have to acknowledge that had it not been for the sheer horror of what happened with SSG/SPCK Bookshops then I don't think the response in the wake of the WO closures would have been nearly as great as it has been.Some stepped in and stepped up back then the indies as mentioned, St Pauls Bookshops in one instance etc, but had we not already faced the great loss we did with the ssg/spck closures then I think this bigger loss would have just happened without so many stepping in, indeed didn't CLC allude to this().So thanks Phil et al for campaigning over SSG/SPCK and again with WO/IBS-STL because without that then this would have indeed been a much bigger loss than it has been.One final tohught:You know maybe God's plan really is much bigger than we think it is and Job's lessons should never be overlooked.I especially think that in this season of Lent, which is when the SSG saga hit hardest 2 years ago now, that we should remember the journey of hardship leads to the season of freedom, we journey through trials and testings to resurrection, and the journey of mourning eventually leads to a time of acceptance and peace.

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