Wildest Dream at the Cornmill, Chilwell.

Wildest Dream – formerly known as ‘Wrathchild…be thy name‘, are a local rock duo from the East midlands made up of Edd Smith and Terry Crofts. Mostly performing as a rock tribute band, they have though written and sung their own songs along side the many greats they enact.


Bank holiday Monday afternoon at the Cornmill was transformed for a few hours into a rockin venue. A crowd of just under two hundred came to see, sing and dance with the guy’s in the warm sunshine at the back lot of the pub. After starting their first set with some old favorites ‘It’s My Life‘ by Bon Jovi, Rainbow’s ‘Since You,ve Been Gone‘, plus a few others. They then sang for us one of their own songs ‘ Hero’s Never Die’ dedicating it to all the service personnel, a very poignant song and played with only an acoustic guitar. The crowd went quite while we heard this lovely ballad drifting out across the pubs garden. Another song  ‘Higher‘ is also a good Wildest Dream track, and was sung with a passion for the music.

Some really hot guitar solo’s by Terry take these guy’s to a higher level than the normal run of the mill tribute bands. ‘Time For Rocking‘ has a mix and range of sounds from the likes of Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Journey and Thin Lizzy, with the excellent dual guitar riff’s from Edd and Terry, these lad’s can really rock a crowd and it’s well worth taking the chance to see them live.
Edd is a true showman, he seems to love coming off stage to sing among the crowds with the third member of the group grasped firmly in his right hand ( a large wooden staff with a skulls head and glowing eyes ). With a powerful voice and an amazing vocal range Edd blasts out the songs with bags of energy and enthusiasm. Terry also takes over as lead singer on several tracks and he again has a unique style, slightly deeper and throaty he can match any rock singer i,ve heard so far.

After a short break, the guy’s were back on stage for the second set of the day. Again we were treated to some old classics from Rock and Roll history. They again sang some of their own songs. ‘Sinderella’ got the crowd joining in shouting so loud it almost stopped the near by traffic. Edd’s unique style of singing really marks this song out as one of their own. Toward the end of one track the guys came together and started to play each others guitars while still holding their own! A true bit of rock n roll showmanship, I,ve only ever seen this done on the internet. I spoke to Edd and Terry after their gig and they were very excited about their forth coming album release ( no date as yet ). When their new CD comes out I,m sure Planetmosh will be reviewing it. As tribute bands go, these two chaps have it pinned down. But it’s even better to see that along side this they are writing their own songs too and performing them to a high standard.


Group members.
Edd Smith Guitar/Vocals
Terry Crofts Guitar/Vocals

Gig dates.


Sat 1st Jun – Calverton WMC (Calverton) (NG14 6JX)
Fri 7th Jun – The Ram Inn (Ibstock) (LE67 6LG)
Sat 8th Jun – Sileby WMC (Sileby) (LE12 7LZ)
Fri 28th Jun – Nags Head & Plough (Stapleford) (NG9 8AD)


Sat 6th Jul – Bentinck Miners Welfare (Kirkby in Ashfield) (NG17 8GS)

Fri 12th Jul – The Midland (Stapleford) (NG9 7AZ)
Sat 13th Jul – The Merlin (Pride Park – Derby) (DE24 8XL)
Sat 20th Jul – Windmill Club (Nuneaton) (CV10 0HW)
Sat 27th Jul – The Beekeeper (Chilwell) (NG9 5AE)
Sun 28th Jul – Victoria Park (Ilkeston) (DE7 5RP)



Sat 3rd Aug – Eyres Monsell WMC (Leicester) (LE2 9BL)
Fri 9th Aug – Jessop Arms (Codnor) (DE5 9RN)
Sat 10th Aug – Pittshill Victory Club (Stoke on Trent) (ST6 6JS)
Sat 17th Aug – Old Mill Club (Swanwick) (NG9 8GD)
Fri 23rd Aug – The Bank (Spondon) (DE21 7SG)
Sat 24th Aug – Wilnecote WMC (Tamworth) (B77 5EA)
Sun 25th Aug – Bedworth Liberal Club (Bedworth) (4pm) (CV12 8HT)
Sat 31st Aug – The Villager (South Normanton) (DE55 2DH)


Sat 14th Sep – The Midland (Stapleford) (NG9 7AZ)
Sat 21st Sep – Stadium Leisure (Basford) (NG5 1EG)
Sat 28th Sep – Stockingford AA Pavilion (Nuneaton) (CV10 8LT)


Sat 5th Oct – RHP Sports & Social Club (Newark) (NG24 1SW)
Sat 12th Oct – The Chequers Inn (Breaston) (DE72 3DX)
Sat 19th Oct – Hen Lane Social Club (Coventry) (CV6 4DS)
Sat 26th Oct – The Wyggeston (Burton upon Trent) (DE13 0UN) (Halloween gig)



About Dave Bradbery

Dave Bradbery. A writer/Interviewer & contributor to Planetmosh.comMy favorite motto is:-"You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need!" ( Rolling Stones,1969 ) very true words.