Steve Mason review @ The Kazimier Club Liverpool

Posted on 25 October 2010
By Tom Lennon and Alison Goggin
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Steve Mason, formally of The Beta Band and King Biscuit was at the Kazamier Club in Liverpool on Friday for the final night of his first solo tour to promote new album, Boys Outside.

With the stage packed with a wide array of musical instruments from guitar to baby bongo drums, the Scot started the set off with, Lost and Found a mellow little number with slight traits of Jack Johnson’s laid back style but with catchy undertones in the chorus that gets you gently bouncing along without even realising.

The mood carried on for the next few songs, then took a slighter darker note with, Stress Position and The Letter, which i have to admit didn’t really suit the atmosphere that was created at the beginning of the set, but does show that Steve Mason has the versatility to create a dischord of moods in no time at all.

Pretty soon the atmosphere lightened up again with, with bouncy tune All Over You and one of my favourite tracks of the night, All Come Down which saw melancholy tones and haunting elements to complement Steve Mason’s distinctive vocals.

The final song was, C I Am 15 which saw the big beats and upbeat tempo again while he was doing his bes Ian Brown impression on stage with tambourine in hand and mic held above his head while bouncing melodically around the stage. This one definitely let you recapture the mood of the early 90’s and went down a storm with the crowd.

Steve Mason came back onto the stage for his encore after the Kazamier was filled with whistles, cheering and shouting for more from the audience. Here he took to the stage alone for an acoustic set which allowed him to show a grittier edge to his vocals instead of the gentle mellow tones we had grown accustomed to during the gig.

Finally the band rejoined him on stage for the final song; I Walk the Earth which sounded like it was heavily influenced by the Stone Roses and had the whole room dancing along to and which saw a fitting end to a thoroughly enjoyable night.