Steve Mason & Ensemble was a collaboration for
Festival No. 6 in 2014. The 30 min final set
comprised 5 solo tracks and 1 rarely played Beta
Band song. The intimate gig was so popular it
created queues all the way down to Portmeirion
Hotel overlooking the estuary.
"This beautiful, tiny venue also hosts collaborations
with Joe Duddell’s classical No. 6 Ensemble and
singers including Steve Mason and Nadine Shah. As
strings soar at the mental disquiet of Mason’s Dr.
Baker, sunlight streams through the windows behind
him. William-Ellis hoped his creation, Portmeirion,
would remind people how life can be lived better
with beauty. No. 6 honours that dream."
Meet The Humans
Joe went on to arrange and record brass and string
parts for Steve's new album 'Meet The Humans'.
Released on Domino Records Feb 16, the album
was produced by Craig Potter (Elbow) at Blueprint
Studios in Salford.
Watch video for Another Day here
Buy album here