Mason Rack Band Live Tamborine Sundays - Sunday 26th January
CAtch this awesome Blues Band on with a FREE gig at Tamborine Sunday !
There is a great drum duel where Mason walks out into the audience playing anything he can find, only to challenge the drummer Joel Purkess in Canada to fight back. The show leaves the audience gob smacked and craving more; they have never seen anything like it before! Some try to imitate it and that only goes to show the new ground breaking ideas Mason is bringing to the live stage.
Now with their new bassist Marcus Engel in Canada the band is truly making their mark on Canada.
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Front Man
Mason originates from Southport on Queensland�s sunny gold coast. Raised on jazz, rock and surfing, Mason started performing at the tender age of six, tutored by his father, Billy Rack, who was an awesome musician and all-round legend.
Together with his band, outstanding vocals, guitar playing and awesome stage presence, Mason continues to deliver high impact performances to audiences everywhere.
His influences include: Tom Waits, Tex Perkins, Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper, Violent Femmes, and Dave Matthews.
Drums and Percussion
Graduated Grant MacEwan College, Music Program 2009
Influences: Virgil Donati, Buddy Rich, Chad Smith, Dave Grohl, Thomas Pridgen, Vinnie Caliota, Terry Bozzio (and anyone else that played for Frank Zappa) John Bonham, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, JR Robinson, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Thomas Lang, Jon Theodore, David Garibaldi, Bernard Purdie, Louie Belson, Tim Alexander, Danny Carey, Josh Freese and Jojo Mayer. To name a few drummers.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Marcus Engel has always been involved with music. Since an early age he has studied a variety of instruments before finding his identity as a bass player.
Before studying jazz bass at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Marcus played in rock and roll bands in his native Winnipeg while immersing himself in a constant diet of progressive rock and funk.
Drawing influence from great bassists like Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Chris Squire,Rocco Prestia, and Jannick Top, he forged a heavy, groovy rock style not often applied to the fretless bass.
Marcus now plays with an Edmonton based funk band and a jazz band, as well as just being hired by Mason Rack to perform on his Canadian tour.
Billy Rack,Tom Waites,Rolling Stones,Cruel Sea,Ben Harper, Kings of Leon,Violent Femmes, Steppin Wolf,Blood Sweat and Tears,Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley etc...
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