Instruments: Guitar

Paul Mason burst on to Sydney's live music scene in late 2010 and swiftly became one of the most sought after guitarists in Australia. Continually described as a unique and innovative player, he has been steadily carving a path in the music industry as not only an A list session player but also as a unique solo artist and musical collaborator. 

Honing his craft from an early age at Newtown High School of Performing Arts, he was selected to perform as a member of the State Schools Jazz Orchestra and the Schools Spectacular Stage Band as a featured artist; the first jazz guitarist to ever be offered a place. With the band winning the National Generations in Jazz competition two years successively, he also won the festival's Rising Star award in 2008. Since then he has gone on to become a finalist in the prestigious Wangaratta National Jazz Awards in 2014. 

Recently mentioned as one of Australia's most influential guitarists, he is currently playing and touring with Australian pop icon Jessica Mauboy and has played with a catalogue of prominent Australian and international artists such as Steve Clisby, Chad Wackerman and James Morrison. Recently performing for Triple J's Like A Version with Vera Blue, he has also been building a steady following as a member of indie rock band, The Ruckus; touring Australia's east coast extensively and opening for the likes of Blind Melon, Dead Letter Circus and Thirsty Merc. Paul is mentioned first in happy music blogs top 20 most influential Australian guitarists . He was also a finalist in the Australian national jazz awards held at Wangaratta in 2014.

I have to say I was impressed from the first time I saw and heard Paul. He was still too young to play in clubs but together with his school mate Abraham Rounds they would jam with us on occasion. Great ears and technical facility already at the tender age of 12, he was on the radar from the very beginning. Not so strange that at 19 he joined the band and did a tour and an album with me in 2012/13.  Sensitive, musically articulate and a great feel , but don’t try to feed him! He will eat you out of house and home.
— Steve Clisby
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