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UEA Drama Studio

Chad will host the second of his "Almost the Music House" nights at UEA Drama Studio on Saturday 4th May 2024. The nights recapture the spirit of the legendary Music House night that was a weekly fixture at the now sadly closed Jurnet's Bar in Norwich. Chad himself will kick off proceedings at 7.30pm, followed by Yellowlees and The Broken Maps. FREE entry, with donations going to the artists.


Chad's new album King of the Car Park

is out now on Bandcamp. Hear it at the Listening Party (27/3/24 7pm) on the album page - Chad will be answering questions online while you listen.

go to the album page



Chad releases a new album, called (TBC)

I See Some Light Sneaking Through the Trees: Songs From Isolation 2020-23

Which - you guessed it - collects all the songs recorded during the various lockdowns.

The album will be preceded by the single The Long Grass - telling the tale of Chad's twenty hours in a festival car park waiting for a test result. It's a lot lighter than that sounds.

Single out 26th Feb. Album 26th March.

Bandcamp only.

He'll be launching each with gigs at Wright's (23/2) and the Merchant's house (17/3) respectively.

He's also announced a fair few gigs for the summer - see you there!

New Single and launch

Buy Chad's new single Jurnet's Tale / Bedside Table here.

The single will be launched on release day (29/4/23) at the Sewell Barn Theatre, Norwich.

Booking for 2023

I've added two dates so far for 2023 and am currently confirming Summer festival dates.

Coming up, a return to Bury Folk Collective  on 1st Feb and my debut for the fantastic Lights Out on 1st May.

The Bury gig is the Contemporary Folk night, and takes place at Risbygate Sports Club - a lovely venue with sympathetic acoustics and a charming time capsule-like ambience.

Lights Out takes place in the 15th Century undercroft below the Louis Marchesi. The night boasts an unparalleled atmosphere where electricity is banished in favour of unamplified music by candlelight.

Festivals 2022

Just back from my first solo festival show of the year at Folk in a Field. Those in the know will be aware that I'm also the compère of that fine event, so am pretty knackered. It was a tremendous weekend - made lots of new music friends. My set included only unreleased songs for the first time - look out for some on the upcoming, long-threatened lockdown album.

I'm at Bures Music festival this Saturday (Suffolk/Essex border) - looking forward to my first visit.

Am returning to End of the Road once more in August, playing in Hunga Munga's Magical Garden - you'll find it in the Wonder Lands, behind the Park Stage. I'm usually on around 4pm each day. As ever with Hunga Munga, there'll be craft making going on while I play, so feel free to bring the kids!

There is still some space in the calendar. Run a festival? got some space? Need a quality last minute act? Get in touch!



London date added to May tour

I've added a London show on Saturday 21st May at brand-new venue 

The Camden Club. In keeping with the spirit of the tour it is once more a free-entry show. Very pleased to once again be playing on the same bill as my old mate Yellowlees, alongside the excellent Tony Moore and Brad Hayes. It's my first London show in a while - look forward to seeing some familiar faces...


May tour and festivals added

I'm on tour in the eastern region in the first week of May - calling at Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Cromer and Norwich - more details here.

The Summer sees me return to Folk in a Field and End of the Road festivals. Watch this space for further future dates.

New shows for 2022

I've just added some new Norwich shows for March 2022. Looking forward to returning to Bowling House and playing at the Merchant's House for the first time. Currently rehearsing and strengthening my voice up after a bout of Covid. Looking forward to getting out and playing again. 

Autumn 2021

What a fanstastic Summer! I ended up playing solo sets at Folk in a Field, Red Rooster

and End of the Road, and managed to do so safely. I trully believe that next Summer will look a lot more like Summers past - Can't wait!

I play the online open stage for Cambridge Folk Club on October 1st (watch online on their Facebook page. DON'T TURN UP AT THE VENUE!!), but apart from that the diary is clear. Autumn is usually busy at work so often quiet on the gigfront, but keep checking back for updates, as the odd one sometimes sneaks in. I have two albums in the works, so keep an eye out for them. The first should be with you at the end of the year.

Summer 2021 live shows

Well Hello there! Weird times eh? Hope you're all safe and well? After various gig cancellations and festival postponement in the last 18 months, it's great to announce two live shows for the Summer. On 27th July I'm returning to the scene of my last live show with a new one - the lovely little backyard of Bowling House in Norwich, supporting Sam Coe along with Vic Allen.


Tickets available here:

It's a great pleasure to see the return of the postponed Folk in a Field festival to charming West Acre.

With UK covid restriction relaxation dates changing last minute, Luke and his team have done an amazingly creative job to ensure social distancing and keep everyone safe. I'm returning once again as compere for the main stage all weekend, but also look forward to sharing new songs with you all for my Sunday solo slot.


If two gigs sounds a bit lazy, I add the disclaimer that I will not only be playing Maui Waui and Harlequin Fayre as 1/5 of the Loose Leaf Drifters, but also trying to finish two solo records over the summer (to say nothing of the DIY backlog), so bare with me if I don't overburden myself with these new-fangled in-person appearances ;)


See you down the front.

Now booking for Festival season 2020

I'm currently booking for Summer/Autumn festivals. Dubs at the Halls and Folk in a Field already confirmed, with more to come.

To book me, head over to the contact page.

Showtime 10.30am 29/9/19

Deepdale Festival this weekend

I'm at the fabulous Deepdale Festival this weekend. Onstage 10.30am on Sunday - bring your breakfast!

Buy tickets at the following link to save money (and to earn me some). I get %5 added to my fee for sales from this link.


Folk In a Field this weekend

I was already looking forward to compering the always wonderful Folk In a Field festival, but now I’m doubly excited, as I’ve been added to the line-up. Check me out on Saturday afternoon – playing a brand new un-played song to boot. More details on the festival website.


Cromer gigs this Weekend 11th-12th May

I’m heavily involved in this weekend’s Folk on the Pier Fringe festival in lovely Cromer. SATURDAY I’m on at 3pm for a 30min set at North Lodge Café for the Rock the Lobster Road Show (Music from 11am), then I’m hopping over to the Pavillion Theatre Bar on the Pier to play for 20mins for Anto Morra at 6pm (Open Mic from 5pm featuring Andrew Taylor). Then on SUNDAY I return to Cromer Social Club to headline Richard Penguin’s Teatime Showcase at 6.50pm – Music from 5pm also featuring Ross Mitson, Bark Prelude and Shane O’Linski. All of these events are FREE entry. Pop down to the seaside for some Fish, Chips and Folk music!


Fundraising for Cruse

Last Week’s gig featuring myself and Yellowlees in the intimate environs of the Rehearsal Room at UEA Drama Studio was a great success, raising over £70 for Cruse Bereavement Care. We also collected 12 cans for the foodbank. The gig looked and sounded like this:

August Dates and Recording

I'm dusting my guitar, harmonica and self off for my first gig since June this weekend. Looking forward to playing at Trunchonbury Festival 2018 on Sunday (13.40) and also compering the Saturday (both on Acoustic Stage). Additionally, I'm playing the Swardeston Village Fete at 3pm on the bank holiday Monday. Straight afterwards I'll be playing keys with the Loose Leaf Drifters, so I might pop a couple of keyboard songs in the solo set. These may be my last gigs in a while, as I'll be trying to get the 3rd album up and running this autumn.


Norwich Venue Change 27/4/17 gig

My show supporting Josh Doyle has been moved from The 

Waterfront Studio to the Belle Vue Pub. The gig now kicks off at 8pm. I'm on at 8.15; Josh at 9pm. The address of the new venue is: 46 St. Phillips Road, Norwich, NR2 3BL

Find a map here.

Norwich Waterfront Studio gig 27/4/17 and other excitements

I'm making my Waterfront Studio debut on 27/4/17, supporting Josh Doyle.
Tickets are £11 from here: UEA BOX OFFICE
Or £6 from me - message me to get on the cheaplist
(30 people maximum!)

The next night (28/4/17) I'm playing a short set of new material at Jurnet's Bar for the Music House Acoustic(ish) Session to celebrate Music House host Shane O'Linski's birthday. From 8pm.

On May 6th I'm making a return visit to the Old Rock Shop Bistro in Cromer for the Folk on the Pier festival that runs in the town. This will be a full evening of Chad action, with two 45 minute sets of music. To come along, book a table here.

In June I'm playing at the Mo (The Museum in Sheringham) for their Music at the Mo series, alongside Richard Sutton and Late Nights : Early Mornings.
It's FREE to get in - more details here.

By this point we are firmly in the summer, and I'm thrilled to be making return appearances at Folk In a Field  (10.50am on the saturday) and Unplugged by the Sea to round off the season. Hopefully more appearances to be announced.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Set Time for Folk East 20/8/16

If you are heading to Folk East  this weekend, come check me out on the Get On the Soapbox Stage! I'm on at 1pm on Saturday. 

More details here and here

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The Single - "Procrastination Day"



The New album from

UK Singer Songwriter

Chad Mason :

"May '14 and More"


Watch the video above.

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