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STEVE MASON (EX THE BETA BAND)

+ Pictish Trail

'Mason’s creativity remains undimmed' (4 / 5) - Q MAGAZINE

Steve Mason is a Scottish musician, most famous as one of the founding members of The Beta Band. Steve has also recorded under the names of King Biscuit Time and Black Affair and since 2010 has released three acclaimed solo albums under his own name.

The new Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths) produced record 'About The Light' (Domino Records) was Album of the Month in Crack Magazine, and BBC 6 Music’s Album Of The Day in January, plus received widespread critical acclaim. About The Light was also added to Spotify UK’s New Music Friday playlist.

When asked about the album, Steve said “It’s a beautiful, confident, positive, angry, loving and gentle album which once again moves what I do forward. David Bowie said that you should always be slightly out of your comfort zone if you want to achieve greatness, and for the first time perhaps ever; I deliberately pushed myself into that place. Who doesn’t want greatness?”

Plus special guests Pictish Trail

Throughout his career Pictish Trail – aka Johnny Lynch – has resolutely furrowed his own path, steadily creating a unique catalogue of recordings and performances through his own labels (Lost Map / Fence Records) while eschewing the blueprint of the predictable singer-songwriter in favour of something untidily intriguing.

He has toured with Belle and Sebastian, British Sea Power, Malcolm Middleton and KT Tunstall, as well as appearances at Glastonbury, Field Day, and Green Man.

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