Mason Rack Band
Mason Rack is a born entertainer – growing up playing percussion at the age of six with his musician father Billy Rack. Progressing to drums at age eight, Mason was able to play any style of music. For the next four years Mason developed a natural rhythm that is now part of his soul and way of life.
Mason picked up a guitar in his early years and mastered the genre of blues and rock which is his true passion. His stage performance is an experience in itself. With more than 2000 shows performed including major music festivals throughout Australia and Canada, the musician shows no signs of slowing down.
The raspy vocals of lead front man Mason Rack have been described by fans as one on the sexiest voices in the blues music scene with flashes from Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin.
Reviews & Highlights
Saw these guys last night and they were Friggin’ Amazing! One of the most amazing live experiences I have ever had. These guys drag the Blues Kicking and Screaming into the 21 Century… They have to be seen to be believed!!! (And you can quote me on That!)
chmr 93.5 FM -TERRY PARSONS-”Blind Lemon Radio”
Byron blues fest
The performance at Bluesfest was nothing short of spectacular. There crowd on this perfect Easter Sunday Morning were completely ready for something amazing…and then it happened. Mason Rack band in full swing, the crowd in the tent some 3000 strong, very quickly turned into an overflowing 8000-10000 easy. The band covered many of the signature moves that make Mason Rack Band one of the best to see. The multi-talented musicians interchange half way through the set. There aren’t many bands that can do this and pull it off so well. Mason heads to the drums, and smashes out like a pro. Joel Purkess moves from drum kit to the bass guitar and doesn’t miss a note. Nathan Lee-Archer jumps on guitar and vocals, like it was always that way.
Solos were everywhere, Nathan pumping out a bass solo that could wake Cliff Burton …behind his head… Joel played a drum solo that lifted the roof, and Mason treated his cream coloured Vintage to the thrashing it lives for. The set was finished with the “family” ending. All three band members drumming in unison on beer kegs, tossing the drumsticks with precision timing between themselves like jugglers with chainsaws. The crowd goes nuts for this, and Mason Rack goes down as one of my highlights of Bluesfest 2013. Right up there with Jonny Lang, John Fogerty, and John Butler Trio…Mason Rack Band…If you ever see they are performing near you, and don’t go…punch yourself in the face for me.