Mason Rack Band

Mason Rack Band

 Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS
BandBluesRock

Said to be the ''best'' new alernative ''blues &roots' act you will ever see.Lapslide guitar,broken glass ,gravel voice, mason rack is the real ''x factor'' the infamous ' drum duel'' see it to believe it,personally invited by owner peter noble to the ''east coast blues & roots '' byron bay.5star.

Biography

AWARD WINNING STAGE SHOW ,INTERNATIONALLY TOURED
Aussie Mason Rack originates from Southport on Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast. With his outstanding vocals, guitar and Weissenborn lap slide guitar, Mason delivers high impact performances to audiences everywhere he and his band appear. Mason is a local artist with incredible talent and passion for his music! Together with his band, Mason feels most comfortable playing blues, alt-rock, and roots originals.
Mason was born in the Southport Hospital, Queensland, and started performing at the tender age of 6 playing to charmed audiences with his dad. His father BILLY RACK was a multi-talented jazz musician, an awesome muso and all round legend. Mason said "he was the nicest man I ever knew, a lovely guy, I've always been around his music". Mason was raised on jazz, rock and surfing. He looked set to have a career in surfing, but the lifestyle he was living had other ideas.
His influences include: Tom Waits, Ben Harper, Violent Femmes, Rolling Stones, old blues masters, etc. Songwriter/performer Mason Rack is a natural entertainer, from a tapestry of slide guitar, deep broken glass vocals and story fuelled blues rock. In his own words "I just want to bring the best, meanest, horniest, rockin', swampy, smokey music to my audiences" and "It is a show, more than just the music, it's a visual experience too".

He has played alongside artists like Phil Emmanuel, Tex Perkins, Lisa Hunt, Renee Geyer, Xavier Rudd and Jimmy Barnes. Invited to the 2008/2010 Adelaide International Guitar Festival, and again for 2010. In March, they supported Jimmy Barnes and this year also playing at The Byron Bay Bluesfest, Great Noosa Camp Out, Cairns Blues Festival, Saltwater Festival, Blues On Broadbeach, as well as many more, plus an touring summer festivals in Canada -Tremblant, Nakusp, Calgary, Fire N Water, Rarearth.Has toured canada five times thus far.

Recognized Australia wide. Mason’s shows are spell-binding! Canada festivals request him for return visits. His Australian fests include Woodford Folk Festival, Blues On Broadbeach, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australian Blues Music Festival-Goulburn, "The best new blues/roots act ever seen" - Gympie National Music Muster.

He pumps out his music and people can’t help but stare.... Mason Rack excels on Weissenborn lap slide and “Marilyn” the blonde guitar, to pour out tunes influenced by blues, southern stomp, swamp, classic rock and alternative music. Their music is a collection of rock/blues/roots with flashes of Tom Waits and Hendrix, melting towards Ben Harper, with screaming slide, big bass, big drums, big interactive show, and, wait for the surprise in the latest performances - a drum trio/duel thing involving all three band guys in a moving percussion display - it's stunning. Hard to describe - see it for yourself! … Mason also does this drum thing in the audience, where he plays on the tables, chairs, walls, bar etc, only to return to the stage to duel it out with apocalyptic drummer extraordinaire, Joel "Thunderfoot" Purkess from Edmonton Canada. It is a must-see thing! and Colossus on bass Nathan Lee-Archer. Funky.

Lyrics

dust

Written By: mason rack

soon i'll say im sorry, you know i will,
and all of our memories, and tears we've spiled,
all the days since, and all the days till,
i ask god in secret to keep you well,
u know the dust is settlin down, i am running - so free-now, as its all-been said and done,
was ''god'' money & was it wrong,when pray is only for payday, and your weekend full of gossip and hear say, and that friend you never see around, your gonna need him when the dust is settlin down,

can you let go, can you forgive,
i would if i could, thats all she said,
and its all been said and done

Discography

New dvd out now 2012 , Limits of Grip CD Released 2011, live in canada -2010 , show me yours cd out in 2006, night train, recorded 2004..blues/rock, live recording.
SHOW ME YOURS''; recorded 2005 bloodstock records,aust. jjj airplay...denmark airplay,germany,canada airplay, community airplay...www.masonrack.com

Set List

festival sets= 1hr to 45mins, others = 2hrs.+ more ..