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December 16, 2008

Yule Greetings!

Have a happy and safe holiday season.



 

November 30, 2008

NEW PHOTOS!

Recently I sat down with my good friend Mike Pitts at Poppin' Cherry Arts & Media
for a new Photo Shoot. Check out the Poppin' Cherry Gallery by clicking the pics!



Don't forget to check out Mike's other work online: POPPIN' CHERRY ARTS & MEDIA


 

November 4, 2008

NEW PRESS

Well, it's November, and we have a new President. I can't really top that. Enchante' Cabaret's fall tour has ended and I am busy back to work teaching.
I'll be playing with a few groups localy and starting some more studio work soon, but nothing to report on that yet. If you epick up the November or December issues of Modern Drummer magazine you will see me in Peace Drums new
Paragon Series ad. Paragon is what I play, and they are fantastic drums!
Check out the ad:




 

October 27, 2008

TOUR UPDATE


Check this out, A nice review from John Attanasio, writter and Producer of "Witches Brew"...

Artist Spotlight: "The Cool Ghoul-Nick Mason" by JD Attanasio

It all started with a reference, a few emails and an audition dvd. Then on a windy night at a Starbucks near Buffalo, NY Enchante' Cabaret signed Nick Mason. I left the meeting knowing that we had made the right choice with our latest acquisition, but had no idea what was under the surface. What I have come to find in the past months is that we have the most professional, taleneted and hard working drummer in musical theatre. Yes, many can play drums and fill in well, but few have the musical intuition and prowess that Nick possess. Please keep in mind, this guy is NOT a musical theatre product. He has played and toured with numerous bands throughout the country in the past few years playing shall we say a, "HARDER", style of music than what we deliver. His transition into a totally different genre of music, musical style and emotion has been something an executive producer can only dream of. One of the keys to his transition has been that Nick has been Nick and we have been Enchante'. Neither party tried change the other but were able to find a happy medium in which our productions have benefited greatly from. Nick brings and edge to us, and if you know me, I love an edge. I don't endorse or throw out such praise often but the proof is in the pudding. So come out to one of our performances and be sure to watch the ghoul with the sticks. If you can't see one of our shows, check out where Nick maybe jammin, at www.nickmason.org you won't be disappointed. -John


Be sure not to miss the last few shows of the "Witches Brew" tour with Enchante' Cabaret. Dates are posted on the LIVE SHOWS page.

Also, check out my MySpace page. I have added a "Witches Brew" gallery in my pics, full of photos from the tour.




 

October 9, 2008

TOUR UPDATE



Greetings from the road! Well, not from the road, I have a few days off and
got to spend them at home, thus being able to update this website.
The first few performances of "Witches Brew" have been a lot of fun.
I havn't been a part of theater since I was in high school, and I forgot how cool
it is. Even though I am drumming, I feel like I am part of the cast. The show is fun for the whole family, so be sure to get tickets while they last! You can call any one of the venues to get yours today.
Speaking of venues, a few dates have been added, so check out the LIVE SHOWS page for changes.


 

September 29, 2008

ENCHANTE CABARET TOUR

Some of the dates for my tour with Enchante Cabaret have been changed,
here are the current ones:

October 3 - Suzanne's Fine Dinning - Wheatfield, NY
October 4 - Myers Steakhouse - Salamanca, NY (Cystic Fibrosis Benefit)
October 10 - Red Fern - St. Mary's, PA
October 12 - The Angry Trout - Bayview, OH
October 13 - The Angry Trout - Bayview, OH
October 14 - Marconi's Italian Restaurant - Huron, OH
October 15 - Mediterranean Party Center - Bedford Heights, OH
October 16 - Marconi's Italian Restaurant - Huron, OH
October 17 - Mediterranean Party Center - Bedford, OH
October 18 - Mediterranean Party Center - Bedford, OH
October 19 - Marconi's Italian Restaurant - Huron, OH
October 21 - Lancaster Country Club - Lancaster, NY
October 22 - Hamburg Casino - Hamburg, NY
October 23 - Broome County OFA - Binghamton, NY
October 24 - Moonwinks - Cuba, NY (Day)
October 24 - Red Fern - St. Mary's, PA (Evening)
October 25 - Niagara Frontier Country Club - Youngstown, NY
October 26 - Romanello's South - Hamburg, NY
October 29 - Scrubgrass Senior Center - Emlenton, PA
October 30 - The Colony - Irving, NY
October 31 - Senica Ballroom - Bradford, PA


Also, check out the GEAR page. I have updated my lists!!


 

August 28, 2008

NEW MUSIC DOWNLOADS/MAGAZINE ADS!!!

FIRST OFF.... Check out the current issue of DRUM! Magazine.
Peace has a killer new ad on page 101.



Here are 3 tracks from Marble Will's upcoming CD, as well as two tracks from
the Voodoo Dollies' 2005 CD "Sexorcist".

Marble Will
Bitter Heart.mp3 / Angel.mp3 / Surreal Love.mp3

the Voodoo Dollies
shitbreath.mp3 / senile.mp3

More music download cam be found on the discography page.

ON BROADWAY?...

OK, maybe not, but close enough!
Starting October 1st. I'm hitting the road again, but this time it's not a rock'n roll show, it's a Cabaret, Enchante' Cabaret to be exact. The company is based out of Bradford, PA and I'll filling the drum seat for the October performances of
"Witches Brew".
Be sure to buy tickets to a show near you!

October 3 - Suzanne's Fine Dinning - Wheatfield, NY
October 4 - Red Garter - Salamanca, NY
October 5 - Fireside Inn - East Concorde, NY
October 10 - Red Fern - St. Mary's, PA (Day)
October 10 - Red Fern - St. Mary's, PA (Evening)
October 13 - The Angry Trout - Bayview, OH
October 14 - Marconi's Italian Resturant - Huron, OH
October 15 - Marconi's Italian Resturant - Huron, OH (Day)
October 15 - Sandusky Yacht Club - Sandusky, OH (Evening)
October 17 - Marconi's Italian Resturant - Huron, OH
October 18 - Pioneer Mill - Tiffin, OH
October 19 - Marconi's Italian Resturant - Huron, OH
October 22 - Hamburg Casino - Hamburg, NY
October 23 - Broome County OFA - Binghamton, NY
October 25 - Niagara Frontier Country Club - Youngstown, NY
October 26 - Romanello's South - Hamburg, NY
October 28 - Chicora Senior Center - Chicora, PA
October 29 - Scrubgrass Senior Center - Emlenton, PA

More dates will be added soon, so check back!


 

August 18, 2008

Drum Clinic Photos

I have added a new photo gallery on the site named DRUM CLINIC PHOTOS.
It will be the new home for photos from all my clinics and educational events.


Drum Clinic Photos


 

August 7, 2008

HELP MAKE ROCK HISTORY!

22 Red is currently envolved in the Make Rock History contest from Guitar Center. And we NEED your help. All you have to do is visit www.makerockhistory.com and register as a FAN. You will then be emailed a confermation letter. After your account is set confirmed you can click the banner below and vote for 22 Red!! And get this... you can vote for once once a day!!!!
If we win, we will be going on tour with Motley Crue!!!
So PLEASE check out the site, and help us MAEK ROCK HISTORY!!!



DRUM CLINIC REVIEW

Just want to send out a HUGH Thank you to everyone who showed up for last weeks drum clinic at Guitar Center Buffalo. We had around 100 people in attendance and it was a giant sucsess!
Special thank you to all the companies that helped make this possible. Guitar Center, Artvoice, The Buffalo Music School, Crossroads Music, Zildjian, Factory Metal Percussion, Aquarian Drumheads, Ahead Drumsticks, Latin Percussion, and MacEachern Drums.

I'll have photos posted soon...

22 Red Promo

New Promo shots have been posted in the STUDIO IMAGES Gallery, check'em out!



Next update: NEW RECORDINGS!!!!!


 

June 21, 2008

Live Dates
22Red's first official show in Buffalo has been announced:

Saturday July 19
Club Diablo

517 Washington St - Buffalo, NY
10:00 PM
$5 cover, 18+ Show

Also, the Guitar Center Drum Clinc has been moved, here's the info...

Tuesday July 29
Nick Mason & Nick Plant Drum Clinic
Guitar Center Buffalo

1092 Niagara Falls Blvd. - Tonawanda, NY
6:00 PM
FREE EVENT

Hope to see you on both nights!


 

June 5, 2008

Drum Clinic & Photos
It's that time again! Fellow Drum teacher, Nick Plant and I will once again be doing a drum clinic. This time it will be held at Guitar Center, in Buffalo, NY.
The date is set for July 29th at 6:00 PM.
More information will be out soon.

I have also uploaded a new pic from the After The Crash tour. Chick it out in the LIVE SHOTS section. A few others have been posted on my MySpace page. Be sure to comment on those as well.


 

May 19, 2008

Back From Tour and NEW Music!!
Well, back home from a kick ass tour with After The Crash! I made some small updates around the site, changed some links on the LINKS page, added some photos in the LIVE SHOTS section, and posted my current touring/recording specs on the GEAR page.

Now, just because I am back from tour doesn't mean I am taking a break or slowing down! In fact, I am going full steam ahead!!! Marble Will's CD is 100% done, and should be released next month(?). If you want a peek at the disk head over to MySpace. A few of the tracks have been posted, as well as a bunch of live photos! We should be playing out again soon!
myspace.com/marblewill

Last week I met with a group that just moved to the east coast called 22Red. myspace.com/22redmusic. We worked on a few songs, and I may end up playing for them full time, though nothing is final yet. If that wasn't enough I also started working on some solo music. Somthing I have wanted to do for a while, but couldn't find the time. Well my time hasn't been cleared up any, but I am going to make an honest effort to put out a solo EP this year. Who knows if it will happen or not though...

On top of that, Check out the current issues of Modern Drummer, DRUM! Magazine, and Drum Gods (by Modern Drummer). Peace Drums is running a new ad with me.



That's it for now, enjoy some photos from recent gigs with Marble Will and a few from the After The Crash tour.




 

March 6, 2008

US TOUR
Hey! Decided to take a break from studio recording and hit the road! Later this month I'll be touring with San Diego's AFTER THE CRASH.

I'll have limited internet access while on the road, so for tour updates, news, pics and more stay tuned into my MySpace page.





March 22 - Ryleigh's Boom Boom Room - Fayetteville, AR
March 27 - Clicks Billards - Baton Rouge, LA
March 28 - Top of the Bay - Daphne, AL
March 29 - Power Station - Macon, GA
March 31 - Bullforgz - Kennasaw, GA
April 2 - Oregon Express - Dayton, OH
April 3 - Double Olive - Dearborn, MI
April 4 - Barn Party - Lebanon, IN
April 5 - Frankfort Sports Club - Frankfort, IN
April 6 - WIMC 103.9 FM - LIVE ON AIR EVENT
April 9 - Nite Sky Bar - St Louis, MO
April 11 - The Gypsy - Fayetteville, AR
April 12 - The OPO - Fayetteville, AR
April 14 - PJ's - Manhattan, KS
April 15 - O'Malley's - Manhattan, KS
April 16 - Sip-n-Spin - Hayes, KS
April 18 - Max's Garage - Muskogee, OK
April 19 - Luke's Bar and Grill - Sherman, TX
April 24 - Clicks - Tyler, TX
April 25 - Breaktime - Dennison, TX

More dates to be posted soon, stay tuned!!!


 

February 9, 2008

Another CD TBA for 2008
Well now, both Marble Will and Light Box Therapy's albums are being mixed and that means I am back behind the kit with another group, doing another CD. Read all about it in my new Studio Blog on MySpace!

STUDIO UPDATE 5: Record No. 3

Missed what's going on? Check out my Studio Blog on MySpace!

STUDIO UPDATE 1: Marble Will & Light Box Therapy in the Studio

STUDIO UPDATE 2: One Week Down

STUDIO UPDATE 3: Teck Talk Part 1

STUDIO UPDATE 4: Tech Talk Part 2


 

January 8, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Check out the Current Issues of Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine. Both have kick ass ads by Peace Drums, featuring yours truly.



Also, the next Studio Blog has been posted on my MySpace page.

STUDIO UPDATE 4: Tech Talk Part 2

And check out these candid photos from recording with Marble Will.



Missed what's going on? Check out my Studio Blog on MySpace!

STUDIO UPDATE 1: Marble Will & Light Box Therapy in the Studio

STUDIO UPDATE 2: One Week Down

STUDIO UPDATE 3: Teck Talk Part 1


 

December 16, 2007

LIGHT BOX THERAPY'S DRUM TRACKS IN THE CAN!
The next Studio Blog has been posted on my MySpace page.

STUDIO UPDATE 3: Tech Talk Part 1

And check out these candid photos from recording with Light Box Therapy.



Missed what's going on? Check out my Studio Blog on MySpace!

STUDIO UPDATE 1: Marble Will & Light Box Therapy in the Studio

STUDIO UPDATE 2


 

December 11, 2007

STUDIO UPDATE
I have created a Blog on MySpace to do all my in-studio updates while
I'm recording with Marble Will and Light Box Therapy. Here are links to the first two:

STUDIO UPDATE 2

STUDIO UPDATE 1: Marble Will & Light Box Therapy in the Studio


 

December 1, 2007

BACK IN THE STUDIO!!!!
Hell Yeah!
It's been a while folks, sorry I havn't updated this, but it's been crazy busy since Halloween. Been playing my ass off with Marble Will, and working hard on new songs for the big month of December.
Yes, Marble Will is going to put out a full length album! Though I have been recording steady for the last 2 years, it has only been one song at a time. Movie soundtracks, TV background music and singles. This will be the first time in the studio since the Voodoo Dollies' "Sexorcist" That I get to do a whole disk.

And it's not just one album coming out in early 2008, I'll have two. I have been hired by Buffalo's own Ligh Box Therapy to record drums on a new CD.

The last 3 days have been spend behind the kit, playing along with backing tracks for both bands and getting ready to record. Tomorrow I track 10 songs for Marble Will and next week I have 8 for Light Box Therapy. Both disks should wrap up before the end of the month and be out early next year.

I'll be doing updates from in the studio all month long, so be sure to check back often! Until then.... PEACE!