Conor Mason

Conor Mason

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

'The music is so emotionally piercing. Conor Mason tends to whisper when others holler, but he voices it well. His songs crack open like fortune cookies, full of wise little comments, ideas to gather and consider. This music deserves to endure, truly'. Stuart Baillie, BBC.


Biography

Conor Mason took to playing music from a very young age.
Learning classical piano at the age of 8 he soon progressed to a variety of other instruments.
The efforts to self teach himself drums and guitar would later pay off to become the basis of his songwriting.

On leaving school Conor followed a music production course at a local college where he learned the techniques of writing and recording music. At this time, most of Conors time was taken up writing songs for and playing in local band ‘Gentle Ben’. With this newly acquired knowledge, some software, and a computer, Conor went to work on his first batch of solo songs and has never looked back.

It wasn't long before people were taking notice of Conor's music. His song ‘Circles’ was one of ten songs of the year in the BBC Across The Line show in N. Ireland, who also commissioned a video for ‘Better Than Nothing’ as part of the TV version of their show.

During 3 years living in Glasgow, Conor gigged relentlessly, won both the XFM Unsigned competition and the monthly 'Your Sound' showdown at King Tuts. This lead to a slot at the Hydro Connect Music Festival, which featured artists like Elbow, Sigur Ros, the Coral and Gomez.
In 2009, Conor released his debut album on Glasgow independent, Antimatter Music.

More recently, Conor has put in great performances at Scotland's Go North and Ireland's 'Hard Working Class Heroes' showcase festivals, as well as the IMRO showcase tour and support slots including Brendan Benson.
Conor is currently preparing for the release of his new album 'Standstill' in March next year on Armellodie Records. More tour dates are currently being prepared for Early next year to promote the album.
With such stunning songwriting consistency, and the sheer warmth of every performance, we look forward to hearing (and seeing) what Conor does next.

Lyrics

We watched the sky rotate

Written By: Conor Mason

You can't take this place to heart
One day they'll tear it all apart
A diamond returns to the rough
Now what could ever be enough

We watched the sky rotate
As we spin towards our fate

You'll miss it in the blink of an eye
A notion takes off, begins to fly
You lay down your fear and disappear

We watched the sky rotate
As we spin towards our fate
We watched the sky rotate
We watched the sky rotate
We watched the sky rotate

Standstill

Written By: Conor Mason

A timeline that leaves you for dead
By the wayside, scratching your head
Should I have made more use of the time
All those days spent standing in line
It's easier said that done
Seems easier lost than won
From this blinding point of view
That your faith could have fallen into

Everything stands still
On your way back downhill
Everything stands still
On your way back downhill

A future you have in your sights
You just wait for it to take flight
Convince them all that you never had a doubt
that the good days would soon come about

Everything stands still
On your way back downhill

You think of it less and less
Now you're happy with what you possess
Everything else rushes past
As you prepare yourself for coming last

Everything stands still
On your way back downhill
Everything stands still
On your way back downhill

Passing Colours

Written By: Conor Mason

A painted picture hangs upon the wall
Trapped in somebody's vision of it all
The never ending colours they ring true
In a way that nothing else, ever seems to do

I sit here in silence, and let the soul decide
What is forever and whats just left behind

Emotion surrounds me now
Emotion surrounds me now
Cos everything is not what it seems

A sculpted figure looks upon today
Tears made of concrete that can't ever go away
People pass him from one day to the next
But now they've forgotten to stop pay their respects

Emotion surrounds me now
Emotion surrounds me now
Cos everything is not what it seems

Who could ever say that we have failed
Just for one moment, we may have been derailed

Emotion surrounds me now
Emotion surrounds me now
Cos everything is not what it seems

Words

Written By: Conor Mason

A shadow of the clouds moves on the pavement
Among the people, in a hurry to leave their mark
This planet it spins, it rotates regardless
Of the heights you hit, oh the failures that go with it
You cross off the seconds, like days of the calender
And visualize a decline in slow motion
Daylight returns while you're finding you're feet
You're still finding your feet

Words, their not useless but they won't work on their own
This part of you that means something, is still standing alone
Words, can't be useless but they won't work on their own

Turn off the distractions and walk right through this avalanche
With hope intact, of the outcome who can be exact
So laugh it off for good, for good, for good

Words, their not useless but they won't work on their own
This part of you that means something, is still standing alone
Words, can't be useless but they won't work on their own

Discography

Albums

Conor Mason - Standstill (March,2012)
Conor mason - When Its Over (Antimatter Music, 2009)
Conor Mason - Let it Unfold (self release, 2005)

Singles

Conor Mason - Falling Out Of Touch (Anitmatter Music)

Set List

The setlist can anything between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
I can play with the full band or solo acoustic.