Mason Rack Band
Calgary International Blues Festival (2010)
Mason Rack (Guitar, Vocal) hails 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.
Joel "ThunderFoot" Purkess (Drums, Percussion) was born in Edmonton, AB. Joel got his first taste of drumming at the age of 4 as the little drummer boy in his pre school play. Since then he has gone on to play in numerous bands including Red Orion, Minority Music and Six String Loaded. Joel recently graduated from Grant MacEwan University of Music. Studying Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock, Fusion, Swing, Pop, Big band and many other styles. Playing in many bands and teaching drums before joining the Mason Rack Band, Joel is a dedicated musician and a true lover of all things rhythmic.
Nathan "Colossus" Lee-Archer (Bass, Vocal), from the beautiful island state Tasmania, moved to the Gold Coast in 2005. Began playing in an acoustic trio as well as in Brisbane based band Manzuma. A new project 'The Seasons Call' involved several years in writing and developing that music and sound. Late 2009 saw a new TAFE collaboration with fellow students performing originals and covers under the name 'Top Deck'.
Mason Rack Band