Adam Masterson

Adam Masterson

 London, England, GBR
SoloRockSinger/Songwriter

Adam stands in a tradition that unites songwriters who have followed their muse regardless of fad and fashion or the demand for hit singles. Songs that could be dropped down in any time or place and which would strike a deep and resonant chord.

Biography

Adam Masterson is a west London musician. His debut album One Tale Too Many was released on Gravity/BMG. It received much critical praise. Signed by Nick Stewart and produced by Mick Glossop, One Tale Too Many featured many Van Morrison alumni and session musicians in the production.

Adam stands in a tradition that unites songwriters who have followed their muse regardless of fad and fashion or the demand for hit singles. Songs that could be dropped down in any time or place and which would strike a deep and resonant chord. It seems extraordinary that a record as mature, natural and deeply romantic as "One Tale Too Many" can arrive as if out of nowhere.

To support the album Adam opened shows for The Stereophonics at Earls Court and the Cardiff Millennium Stadium and headlined a City Showcase event at Londons Borderline sharing the bill with Amy Winehouse. He also supported Tori Amos and toured the US and UK with Philadelphia-based band Marah.

Uncut magazine featured Adams Same Sad Story as the opening track of Only Love Can Break Your Heart cover CD. He was also featured in Uncuts White Riot Vol. Two A Tribute To The Clash covering Gates of The West.

Since his debut album One Tale Too Many, Adam has also performed with Mick Jones of The Clash, Patti Smith, and Joseph Arthur.

In 2008 Adam recorded a second album of material with producer Sean Genocky and in 2012 recorded an EP with producer Richard Causon at Real world Studios which was released in 2013.

Adam lives in London but has spent time writing and performing in New York City.


Lyrics

METROPOLITAN

Written By: Adam Masterson

Vice lights up it's lamp
The evening comes again
A warm breath at my back
in two the city slits a vein
I loot the heart of the night
Mould it's flesh into pearl
and I carve a tear from your dusk

For all here looks so lost so blind and empty eyed
An antique old burlesque
like some corpse that no one sees

A Metropolitan
A sunken circus reel
A sideshow whispering neath my heels

Tell me which way now
For all this comes at once
A barbarous Old town howl
Where I almost let you go

A Metropolitan
A sunken Circus reel
A sideshow whispering neath my heels

And I believe you again
And I won't let you down
A traveller tied to the wheel
Of a tilted Carousel

Brutal Cupid weeps
There's no more fools left to shoot
His drunken fanfare dies
The embankment draped in dirt
This time I'll cut you for real
Mould your flesh into pearl
Carve a tear from your dusk
Sketch a heart giving way
This scarlet canvass explodes
I got the chills shudders rise and rumble...

A Metropolitan
A sunken circus reel
A sideshow whispering neath my heels
For I alone possess the key

The evening comes again...

Avenue Walk

Written By: Adam Masterson

Lights flicker on the avenue cars rushing by
So Many People all out having a good time
Passing friends at the Gate they wave and say hello
Come nightfall I love to go out walking

Every day all I think of baby is you
Every time I close my eyes
Every day all I think of baby is you
And so the feeling dies

Warm windows other people’s houses look so fine
Buy myself a beer from Clarenden’s food and wine
Back to my room laughter from the restaurant next door
Think I’ll stay home tonight so what’s on TV?

Every day all I think of baby is you
Every time I close my eyes
Every day all I think of baby is you
And so the feeling dies

Dream dream dream me to sleep love
Dream dream dream me awake
Dream dream dream me to sleep love
Dream dream dream me awake
On an Avenue Walk

And I can see all the lights on the Avenue the day getting late
Every night I find something new take a walk to the gate
On an avenue walk

Every day all I think of baby is you
Every time I close my eyes
Every day all I think of baby is you
And so the feeling dies

Dream dream dream me to sleep love
Dream dream dream me awake
Dream dream dream me to sleep love
Dream dream dream me awake

Karmaloca

Written By: Adam Masterson

Light is gone oh where are we
Coming down or in between
Waiting on the light of Grace
A second skin a second place

In the twilight of the gods
We are here in Karmaloca
In the land of Tir Na Nog
We have found Illumination

Our shadows cross they pass away
Whisps of songs only we can play
You say goodbye turn back your face
Life is short in a million ways

In the twilight of the gods
We are here in Karmaloca
In the land of Tir Na Nog
We have found Illumination

Until you climb the tower
What can you be so sure about
Every season has its hour
As the pendulum swings away

The Water comes the rain it falls
Loose myself at the rivers edge
The voices chant the laturns burn
The ocean speaks as my soul returns

In the twilight of the gods
We are here in Karmaloca
In the land of Tir Na Nog
We have found Illumination

The beat goes on on and on
The beat goes on on and on
The beat goes on on and on
The beat goes on on and on

In the twilight of the Gods
Karmaloca

Changeling

Written By: Adam Masterson

You wake to see the Lines of your reflection
The day just holds you down
The night it comes but just won’t take it away

All I want to say, baby
Is I just want you back
There’s a lost man down this track
The Changeling comes
And I just can’t erase him away

You look to see the jewels inside the temple
Her garments snaked in gold
Your sacral psalms they center the storms of my heart

All I want to say, baby
Is raise this stolen child
These waters left me wild
The Changeling comes
And I chase him the man of the crowd

Blood stained snow on the Loftus road
That sergeant of the night sure keeps my bones cold
Counting my change at Harry’s café rest
Then I’m out on to the bush where all my sins get blessed

You wake to see the lines of your reflection
The day just holds you down
The night it comes and to hell with the price that we pay

All I want to say, baby
This new moon’s crowned and high
These wish bones keep with time
The Changeling comes
And her temples are all mine tonight

Discography

'One Tale Too Many' LP BMG 2003

'Same Sad Story' single bmg 2003,

'Sunlight Song' single bmg 2003

'We'll Go Walking' radio play smooth fm U.K


"Speaking In Tongues" Released: Apr 02, 2013 2013 Adam Masterson

Set List

Sets usually 45 mins long.
Set list changes with every show