An Elgin band that suffered defeat in the final of a national contest has been heartened by an outpouring of support from local fans.
Edgar Road had hoped that 2017 would be their breakout year, as they took to the stage at Glasgow’s O2 ABC concert hall for a high-stakes battle of the bands.
The five-piece beat hundreds of other groups from across the UK to land the sought-after place in the final of the Soundwave music competition.
But they lost out to Aberdeen rock group The Smokin’ Bugler Band, who will now go on to support an “A-list talent” later this year.
Guitarist and singer, Mark Conti, said the “disappointment” of defeat had been soothed by messages from well-wishers.
And he revealed that a video of the band’s short set has been viewed more than 5,000 times in less than 24 hours since being posted online.
He said: “We had been feeling disappointed, but the support we have received since is unbelievable.
“Our supporters in Moray are just amazing, they’ve helped us focus on moving ahead.
“The day after the gig we also found out that our new song had gone into the top 10 of the Scottish new music charts, and that lifted our spirits.”
Saturday’s final attracted more than 1,000 music fans to the Sauchiehall Street venue, making the show the largest Edgar Road has ever performed at.
Mr Conti added: “It was magic, it was by far the biggest crowd we have played in front of and I think it’s the best we have ever played.”
Edgar Road will launch a new EP at Grant Hall in Rothes on Saturday, February 4.