Steve Mason has decidedly come out of the dark, and into the light. After years of cult acclaim with The Beta Band, and then years of debt, depression, and isolation, whilst living in Fife, Scotland, he’s found a new home in Brighton. He’s even got a three-year-old child to contend with, born and bred here, and he’s still making extraordinarily powerful, moving, and simply brilliant music. With the recent re-release of much of The Beta Band’s back catalogue last year, Mason’s already sizeable following continues to expand, in awe and/or in love with one of the best songwriters of recent times.
What more is there to say about Steve Mason, the former Beta Band frontman, who continues to ride high in the affections of a fiercely loyal and musically literate fanbase? After suffering deep depression a few years back, Mason decamped to Brighton, where he still resides, seemingly in a better place, and continues to make remarkably, albeit more upbeat, soulful music: his craft as a songwriter second to none.
Following the re-release of his former group The Beta Band's legendary first three EPs, Steve Mason has announced details of his fourth solo album, About the Light, as well as a UK tour, that includes a date in Brighton at St. Bartholomew's Church, 9th February 2019.
Now based in Brighton, and away from the isolation of living in the woods of Fife for long periods, the former Beta Band founder appears to have found a peace of sorts, albeit one wrapped up in a call to arms, largely to himself, as he details his fight against depression and inner-turmoil that has hindered his personal life for many years.