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...Wayne Mason...

Wayne Mason

Wayne Ashley Mason, MNZM was born in New Plymouth in 1949. He was a founding member of The Fourmyula. Unlike other local bands who tended to record cover versions released by overseas acts, The Fourmyula distinguished themselves with a string of original hits in the late 1960s.

After The Fourmyula Wayne was a founding member of Rockinghorse and later The Warratahs before embarking on a successful solo career.

Wayne's song "Nature" made it to #1 in the national charts and has since been covered by The Muttonbirds and Margaret Urlich. It was voted No.1 in a list of the Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time in 2001. In 2002 Wayne Mason was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contributions to the New Zealand music industry.

Discography

Albums:

1995 Between Frames
2001 Same Boy
2007 Sense Got Out

More Video Links

NZ On Screen - Making Music - Wayne Mason 2005
Nature - The Fourmyula
Nature - Wayne Mason and Don McGlashan (at Te Papa)
Nature - Live Oct 2010: Wayne Mason
Nature - Live TV2 24 hour National Anthem
Nature - The Muttonbirds (cover)
Turn Your Back On The Wind - Live: Wayne Mason and Clinton Brown
Turn Your Back On The Wind - Live: Wayne Mason and Clinton Brown
Shutters
Boogie Woogie piano - Wayne Plays on the train
Boogie in C - Wayne Mason and Cameron Crawford
Wayne Mason playing the panio on the Jazz Train Steam Incorporated
Wayne Mason playing the panio on the Jazz Train Steam Incorporated
Wayne Mason playing the panio on the Jazz Train Steam Incorporated
Wayne Mason and David Banard duo
Ruby Bar Wellington
Ruby Bar Wellington
Down the Road a Piece - The Back Porch Band at The Tin Hut

Audio Links

Radio NZ - 8 Apr 2008: Album - Sense Got Out
Radio NZ - 11 Apr 2008: Wayne Mason and The Fallen Angels
Radio NZ - 21 May 2008: Reviewer Marty Duda
Radio NZ - 7 Dec 2009: Reeling In The Years (1974) with Wayne Mason
Radio NZ - 20 Jul 2012: X Ray Catz (feat. W Mason)
Radio NZ - 20 Jun 2014: Wayne Mason remembers The Beatles
Radio NZ - 4 Apr 2014: Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

General Links

Wikipedia Facebook
New Zealand History Online - Wayne Mason and the song "Nature"
NZ Musician: Dec/Jan 2002 - Wayne Mason - The Same Boy After all the Accolades