FIELD, SEE & MASON
Field, See & Mason is a mini-Commonwealth of music.
Lindsay Field (NZ), Sam See (Australia), and Glyn Mason (UK) have sung and played together and separately in some of Australia's biggest acts over many years, having first teamed up in Brian Cadd's band in Melbourne, Australia in 1923. (See individual bios below.)
The trio’s years of friendship and love of singing together led to the creation of Field, See & Mason to showcase their distinct harmony blend, inventive acoustic rock guitar arrangements and high energy musical experience.
Down Under The Covers is their latest collaboration and CD. It reimagines Australia's favourite hit songs, from Midnight Oil and Divinyls to Paul Kelly and AC/DC. The CD was recorded and filmed before a live audience in Melbourne and launched to great success on 2016’s sold out Cruise 'n' Groove music cruise out of Sydney. The trio has already been booked to play on two 2018 cruises out of Australia and the UK, further widening their already-loyal Victorian-area fan base.
Field, See and Mason gigs are an adventure in rock music history, infused with superb vocals, rocking guitars and great stories born from the experience, wit and friendship of three iconic Australian musicians.
Since arriving from Paekakariki NZ, to play ‘Claude’ in the original Australian production of HAIR, Lindsay has made his musical mark in many ways. Most familiar for his appearances with John Farnham, he has also worked with Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy Barnes, Glenn Shorrock, Renee Geyer, and Paul Kelly.
Lindsay has also established a strong reputation as an inspirational vocal coach, arranger, musical director and executive producer. He was musical director for HAIR (1992), vocal coach and Priest in the Jesus Christ Superstar concert (1993) and vocal arranger and coach for Black Swan Theatre’s production of Bran Nue Dae (1993).
Since 2009 Lindsay has been vocal arranger and performer for numerous Beatles-themed orchestra concerts in Australia, including All You Need is Beatles with Sir George Martin; the highly acclaimed White Album series; the Beatles Back2Back tours; and All You Need Is Love – Beatles, at the Sydney Opera House.
For the past 23 years he has been Executive Producer of the Spirit of Christmas CD - a Myer initiative raising well over $8.5 million for charity.
An accomplished guitarist and keyboard player, Sam was a founding member of Sherbet and later joined stellar Australian bands Flying Circus and Fraternity. *He holds the dubious distinction of playing with three Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds winners without ever having competed.
After a stint with Canadian rock orchestra Lighthouse, Sam returned to Australia in the late 70s and formed Stockley, See and Mason with Glyn Mason, and Chris Stockley of Dingoes renown.
Sam went on to become musical director for John Farnham and Brian Cadd, while furthering his career as a producer, studio musician, arranger, and songwriter. Sam’s best-known song is "Reasons" from Farnham's "Whispering Jack”. He has played on and produced records by artists including Tina Arena, Brian Cadd, Normie Rowe, Goanna and The Black Sorrows. Sam was musical director of the landmark Bicentennial concert, “Under the Southern Cross”, and Steve Vizard's "Tonight Live" – a five-nights-a-week national TV show.
Sam released his solo guitar album Unhinged in 2001. Shortly thereafter he and Glyn Mason reunited and began performing as The Pardoners. They have released a live CD - Songs From The Vault (2004) - and two critically acclaimed albums of original material: The Pardoners (2007) and Indulgences (2011).
Sam is the producer and arranger of Down Under the Covers.
A native of Nottingham, UK, Glyn arrived on our shores via NZ after not attaining the archery skills required to join Robin Hood as a Merry Man. From the day he arrived in Oz as lead singer with Larry's Rebels, Glyn's distinctive voice has been held in awe by all musicians and most who have heard it. For that reason, he was recruited for seminal bands like Chain, Copperwine, Ariel, Home and Stockley, See and Mason with Sam See. Glyn formed another great band, Tour De Force, which provided a vehicle for his unique songwriting talent. Sam later invited him into Brian Cadd's touring band.
Taking a break from constant touring, Glyn became a wealthy alpaca farmer in Chile. He was then asked to become sales manager of Fender guitars and spent many years in Sydney. There, he performed with the popular band Baby Loves to Cha Cha, another showcase for his astounding voice that also led him to be a finalist in Star Search Australia.
After moving back to Melbourne he crossed paths with his compadre Sam who asked him to do a few gigs for fun. That great fun has continued through three albums as The Pardoners and now the first release by Field, See & Mason, Down Under The Covers.