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Title: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 17, 2018, 11:13:50 AM
Tickets have been on sale for an hour.....

http://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com/


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Chris on April 17, 2018, 11:38:59 AM
Bummer, can't make any of them!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Dan O. on April 17, 2018, 11:47:12 AM
Let's hope they do a bigger, more, like, erm, nationwide tour due to public demand...


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: PaulT on April 17, 2018, 12:26:00 PM
SOLD OUT!

If only I'd logged on here an hour ago, I might have stood a chance... Bah!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 17, 2018, 02:45:43 PM
I want to go!  :(


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on April 17, 2018, 05:18:52 PM
I hope this is a workshop for a tour, hopefully with some U.S. dates?

Although who am I kidding?  At best he would go to New York and L.A. and nowhere in between.  :(


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 17, 2018, 06:32:53 PM
Well, I never.  One or two people will no doubt be getting extremely wealthy with some of these tickets...  How much did they actually cost?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 17, 2018, 06:42:57 PM

Well, I never.  One or two people will no doubt be getting extremely wealthy with some of these tickets...  How much did they actually cost?


Thirty quid, but they are a photo ID deal.
I don't have Twitter, but Gary Kemp has supposedly Tweeted that there may be more dates in the Autumn.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on April 17, 2018, 09:30:58 PM
This is a lot of fuss to make about a drummer, isn't it?

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 18, 2018, 07:17:51 AM


Well, I never.  One or two people will no doubt be getting extremely wealthy with some of these tickets...  How much did they actually cost?


Thirty quid, but they are a photo ID deal.
I don't have Twitter, but Gary Kemp has supposedly Tweeted that there may be more dates in the Autumn.


Excellent.

Gary Kemp?!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 18, 2018, 07:52:50 AM
Gary Kemp is in the band, along with Lee Harris of the Blockheads (who's idea it was), Guy Pratt, and keyboards by Dom Beken a Composer/Producer/Sound Designer, it seems.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 18, 2018, 08:13:30 AM

Gary Kemp is in the band, along with Lee Harris of the Blockheads (who's idea it was), Guy Pratt, and keyboards by Dom Beken a Composer/Producer/Sound Designer, it seems.


Bejesus.  Really?  Sounds a right old hotch potch!

I'm assuming the setlist is going to be mainly 60's Floyd?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 18, 2018, 08:16:58 AM
All pre-DSOTM it seems.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jim on April 18, 2018, 10:03:42 AM

This is a lot of fuss to make about a drummer, isn't it?

Jules


Nick Mason and his all star band?
No Floyd without Guy Pratt, it would seem.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 18, 2018, 10:28:21 AM
Gary Kemp is a brilliant singer/songwriter.

I think this band sounds amazing, if they tour we might get Bristol but we won't get Cardiff


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 18, 2018, 01:03:56 PM
 In a way, this IS Pink Floyd, as Nick is the only member who hasn't quit or passed away. And when did anybody get to see Pink Floyd in a small London venue since 1967 ? I jest, of course.
 These days, the fan base are happy to have Gilmour and and Waters playing now and then to get a Floydy fix. To have the other surviving member added to that is a major bonus, especially as his lot will be playing songs not heard since 1973 or before that. Also Nick's drumming was a lot more prominent back in the space era, on stuff like Set The Controls and Saucerful, and others.
 It will be good for him to just get out and play, anyway.
 Floyd was only going to happen if Dave was into it, and Dave wasn't into it. Plus he's said he got fed up with his occasional guest slot during an encore at Gilmour or Waters' solo shows when they rolled into town, and wouldn't do that anymore.
 Good for him.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 18, 2018, 01:06:53 PM
I don't doubt any of that.  I'm only interested in whether they're any good or not.  Is Kemp going to be singing?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on April 18, 2018, 01:09:06 PM

Is Kemp going to be singing?


I hope not.  Maybe he's making the tea.

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 18, 2018, 01:11:47 PM


Is Kemp going to be singing?


I hope not.  Maybe he's making the team?

Jules


I don't disagree, but if not, whom?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on April 18, 2018, 01:12:19 PM


Is Kemp going to be singing?


I hope not.  Maybe he's making the tea.

Jules
If he is going to be singing and you have a ticket, I'll gladly take it off your hands Jules  :)


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on April 18, 2018, 01:26:49 PM
There might not be a fat lot of singing, thinking about it....depending on the set list, it could be all instrumental.
The keyboard guy is an unknown quantity, maybe it'll be him.

Now I think about it...if they do Careful With That Axe, Eugene...who's gonna have a crack at Roger's scream ?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Chris on April 18, 2018, 01:52:13 PM
Keyboards can be programmed to play.....


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on April 18, 2018, 04:39:38 PM

If he is going to be singing and you have a ticket, I'll gladly take it off your hands Jules  :)


Me?  The only ticket I've bought in the past week was for a bus.

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on April 18, 2018, 04:40:27 PM

Keyboards can be programmed to play.....


The horror.

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on April 19, 2018, 09:27:32 AM
If Mason reprises his most famous vocal performance, I will be outside the venue singing Unchained Melody and The Man from Laramie in protest.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on May 21, 2018, 11:41:45 AM
A friend of mine went with reserved expectations and came away singing the band’s praises, especially the work of “That bloke from Spandau Ballet”. His previous gig, incidentally, was Roger Waters’ all-flashing, all-belasered touring behemoth.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on May 21, 2018, 12:10:50 PM
I'd forgotten about this.  Just spent half an hour watching the better of the videos out there in youtubeland.  It looks 'fun'.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on May 21, 2018, 01:55:23 PM
I think my main issue with it (in a negative sense) is the guitar sound.  It's got a really 'angular' late 70's jerky guitar tone that sounds nothing like the original band.  Then again, I guess it's when Gary learnt to play, so it's not that surprising.... :-\


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 25, 2018, 11:56:26 AM
More dates !!!!

http://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com/



Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on May 25, 2018, 12:16:21 PM
How much were tickets for the Half Moon?  £50+ for this lot... Gulp.  I've got a friend who works for the Pompey Guildhall.  I've just dropped her a line lol...


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on May 25, 2018, 12:23:00 PM
£30...there may be more of a light show at these new ones.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on October 31, 2018, 08:54:06 PM
Nick Mason is bringing his Saucerful of Secrets to the states in the spring of 2019!!!!!  It gets better - he's actually coming to Texas!!!!!!!

I may go nuts and buy tickets to Houston and Dallas.  Still hoping he'll add an Austin date...  Better go buy SOS and learn it by heart.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on October 31, 2018, 09:43:33 PM

Better go buy SOS and learn it by heart.


They play early Floyd in general, not just that album.

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on October 31, 2018, 09:49:47 PM


Better go buy SOS and learn it by heart.


They play early Floyd in general, not just that album.

Jules


Even better! That means it will last more than 40 minutes!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Andy on October 31, 2018, 11:19:46 PM
Yes, a bit more than 40 minutes.

This was their setlist in Nottingham (their final show of the 2018 tour):

Interstellar Overdrive
Astronomy Domine
Lucifer Sam
Fearless
Obscured by Clouds
When You're In
Arnold Layne
Vegetable Man
If
Atom Heart Mother
The Nile Song
Green Is the Colour
Let There Be More Light
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
See Emily Play
Bike
One of These Days

Encores:
A Saucerful of Secrets
Point Me at the Sky


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 01, 2018, 08:27:00 AM
Plus, Nick's said he's going to add some more stuff, which, pun not intended, may mean a chance of Cymbaline. If so...i'm moving to the States. And yeah...go nuts...go twice.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on November 01, 2018, 03:39:14 PM

Plus, Nick's said he's going to add some more stuff, which, pun not intended, may mean a chance of Cymbaline. If so...i'm moving to the States. And yeah...go nuts...go twice.


If he's adding stuff, I predict he'll sprinkle in some DSOTM/WYWH/Wall material for the American audience, which is less familiar with early PF.  As my granddaughter would say, "I'm so essited!"


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on November 01, 2018, 04:34:23 PM


Plus, Nick's said he's going to add some more stuff, which, pun not intended, may mean a chance of Cymbaline. If so...i'm moving to the States. And yeah...go nuts...go twice.


If he's adding stuff, I predict he'll sprinkle in some DSOTM/WYWH/Wall material for the American audience, which is less familiar with early PF.  As my granddaughter would say, "I'm so essited!"


I can't see this band playing that material.  But, I guess the truth will tell.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 01, 2018, 06:22:14 PM
I shall find out in April. And I can't wait!!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: blagden on November 01, 2018, 06:29:48 PM

I shall find out in April. And I can't wait!!!  ;D ;D


Now this is a Crop band (on any day)!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on November 01, 2018, 07:59:06 PM
...I also need to buy TPATGOD. My earliest PF is Meddle.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 01, 2018, 10:38:13 PM


I shall find out in April. And I can't wait!!!  ;D ;D


Now this is a Crop band (on any day)!
Absolutely!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on November 01, 2018, 10:39:06 PM

...I also need to buy TPATGOD. My earliest PF is Meddle.


You need to get some records bought, lad, and stop spending all your pocket money on those pesky concert tickets.

 ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on November 02, 2018, 03:14:36 PM


...I also need to buy TPATGOD. My earliest PF is Meddle.


You need to get some records bought, lad, and stop spending all your pocket money on those pesky concert tickets.

 ;D

Jules


Noted.  :) Tonight I'm taking Mrs. J From A to a lovely dinner and simultaneously missing three (!) concerts of interest - Simple Minds at ACL Live, Loverboy/Rick Springfield/Tommy Tutone and Greg Kihn at the HEB Center, and Dawes at Stubb's.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on November 02, 2018, 04:51:08 PM

Noted.  :) Tonight I'm taking Mrs. J From A to a lovely dinner and simultaneously missing three (!) concerts of interest - Simple Minds at ACL Live, Loverboy/Rick Springfield/Tommy Tutone and Greg Kihn at the HEB Center, and Dawes at Stubb's.


Faced with those options, I'd take your wife to dinner too.

 ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Will S on November 02, 2018, 04:53:20 PM
Oh, I don't know.  I would go and see Dawes.  No reflection on your wife, though, John :)


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on November 02, 2018, 05:01:52 PM

Oh, I don't know.  I would go and see Dawes.  No reflection on your wife, though, John :)


Sorry, I hadn't noticed Dawes.

Please send my apologies to Mrs J from A.

 ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 05, 2018, 12:47:00 PM
Tell you what! You lads go and see Dawes and I'll take your Mrs out on a jolly, John. My cousin works at the Firehouse Hostel and Lounge in Austin and she will ensure we're kept in smoked goodies and beers all night!!  ;D  ;D  



Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on November 05, 2018, 01:48:55 PM

Tell you what! You lads go and see Dawes and I'll take your Mrs out on a jolly, John. My cousin works at the Firehouse Hostel and Lounge in Austin and she will ensure we're kept in smoked goodies and beers all night!!  ;D  ;D  


OK, screw the Dawes gig, I'm out with da ladeez!   8)

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 05, 2018, 02:47:30 PM


Tell you what! You lads go and see Dawes and I'll take your Mrs out on a jolly, John. My cousin works at the Firehouse Hostel and Lounge in Austin and she will ensure we're kept in smoked goodies and beers all night!!  ;D    


OK, screw the Dawes gig, I'm out with da ladeez!   8)

Jules
Great! Get the Sambuca shots in Jules  8)


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jules Gray on November 05, 2018, 03:53:12 PM

Great! Get the Sambuca shots in Jules  8)


I draw the line at drinking that stuff!

Jules


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 05, 2018, 08:43:21 PM


Great! Get the Sambuca shots in Jules  8)


I draw the line at drinking that stuff!

Jules
I'll drink yours then!


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on March 13, 2019, 02:15:14 PM
There's been a bit of a change in the set list for the US dates. I'm not revealing anything....but don't look at my Facebook post Bridg.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on March 13, 2019, 04:21:17 PM

There's been a bit of a change in the set list for the US dates. I'm not revealing anything....but don't look at my Facebook post Bridg.


I will not be surprised if he adds more DSOTM-Wall and subtracts from the TPATGOD and ASOS period, which are probably very unfamiliar to American audiences.

P.S. - I'm still eyeballing one or both of Dallas/Houston.  Ticket sales for both shows are absolutely dreadful, so there's no hurry on making a purchase.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on March 13, 2019, 05:52:33 PM
Well actually, hmfffff hmmmmf  :-X  :-X  :-X


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on March 13, 2019, 07:19:27 PM

There's been a bit of a change in the set list for the US dates. I'm not revealing anything....but don't look at my Facebook post Bridg.
I’m off Facebook for a week. Might have to wander back on for a minute tho...  :o


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: mikec on September 13, 2019, 06:12:45 PM
UK gigs next year!

http://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com/

Has anyone any insider contacts for The Phil in Liverpool?


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: John From Austin on September 13, 2019, 07:59:35 PM
Fingers crossed for another U.S. sojourn, with a stop in last-time-neglected Austin, Texas.

Bonus points if he turns on the Austin City Limits cameras and recorders for a live DVD.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 14, 2019, 11:27:29 PM
They're coming back to Cardiff!  :D  :D I'll be there, I'll be there, I will be there  ;D

 ::)


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: mikec on September 20, 2019, 09:40:42 AM
Tickets bought for the Phil in Liverpool next May  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Will S on September 20, 2019, 10:17:16 AM
I guess it just reflects demand, but didn't he start out with this band saying he wanted to play smaller shows, and now he's playing the Albert Hall, and charging over £50 a ticket even for the other shows?  Well, there's nothing closer to me than Southampton or London, so I don't have to feel bad about not being able to pay that much anyway.

But I would like to see them...


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2019, 01:54:14 PM
Last tour they played 3 nights at the Roundhouse which would be about the same size audience as a night at the Royal Albert Hall. This tour is more provincial than previous ones so I guess saving their energy from London will help elsewhere.

As for costs, I've just paid the same for a ticket to Bath Forum as I paid for one of those Roundhouse gigs. So if they're a bit expensive at least they're consistent.

I suspect they will be playing festivals next summer.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 20, 2019, 05:55:51 PM

Last tour they played 3 nights at the Roundhouse which would be about the same size audience as a night at the Royal Albert Hall. This tour is more provincial than previous ones so I guess saving their energy from London will help elsewhere.

As for costs, I've just paid the same for a ticket to Bath Forum as I paid for one of those Roundhouse gigs. So if they're a bit expensive at least they're consistent.

I suspect they will be playing festivals next summer.

Cheers

Nick

Now there’s a thought!  :D :D


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: JohnP69 on September 21, 2019, 01:46:16 PM

Got mine for Sheffield. £35


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: blagden on September 21, 2019, 06:01:44 PM


Got mine for Sheffield. £35


I've been looking at Sheffield too and you've got the cheapest tickets, more expensive seats range from £49.55 to £55.15.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: PaulT on September 23, 2019, 09:17:11 PM

They're coming back to Cardiff!  :D  :D I'll be there, I'll be there, I will be there  ;D

 ::)


Nice quote from ELP's "Karn Evil 9" there, Bridgwit!

Bath Forum for me, unless it's sold out...


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 23, 2019, 10:28:59 PM


They're coming back to Cardiff!  :D  :D I'll be there, I'll be there, I will be there  ;D

 ::)


Nice quote from ELP's "Karn Evil 9" there, Bridgwit!

Bath Forum for me, unless it's sold out...
;D


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Will S on November 26, 2019, 03:26:58 PM
More venues announced.  £50 for standing at Guildford, or £56 for seated there, or at Oxford (our other nearest venue).


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on November 26, 2019, 06:11:38 PM

More venues announced.  £50 for standing at Guildford, or £56 for seated there, or at Oxford (our other nearest venue).


Thanks so much for this, Will...would have missed it otherwise.  My old 6th form chums and I are booked in for this (and 'only' £47 standing if booked direct from the venue)  :)


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 30, 2020, 03:25:41 PM
Live at The Roundhouse DVD/CD, BLURAY and or VINYL  https://smarturl.it/NMSOS?fbclid=IwAR0f8VbqiBt1kRUx-2zLMe2LbEk1XIxXfl5JIUGGbq6m-yzGg06lIU4JHzQ to be released soon....


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 30, 2020, 03:43:53 PM

Live at The Roundhouse DVD/CD, BLURAY and or VINYL  https://smarturl.it/NMSOS?fbclid=IwAR0f8VbqiBt1kRUx-2zLMe2LbEk1XIxXfl5JIUGGbq6m-yzGg06lIU4JHzQ to be released soon....
Nice!  :D


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jim on January 31, 2020, 10:19:42 AM
Nice version of Fearless up on amazon music right now.
£25 for the 2cd + dvd of the show.
Its going straight onto my wishlist for my birthday, its the day after it gets released😀.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: bassline (Mike) on January 31, 2020, 10:46:38 AM

Nice version of Fearless up on amazon music right now.
£25 for the 2cd + dvd of the show.
Its going straight onto my wishlist for my birthday, its the day after it gets released😀.


I went for the bundle with a shirt and signed poster.
Now I need to restrain myself from buying the vinyl too.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on January 31, 2020, 11:04:26 AM
Nice...I've just gone for the disc set and signed poster.  Will probably buy a tee at Guildford though.  Excited about this.


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Nick on January 31, 2020, 01:41:25 PM
Very good!

And exactly what I've hoped for. I did worry that either they would not officially release anything from this project, or they would attempt to do something in the studio.

Looking forward to hearing The Nile Song again.

Cheers

Nick




Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: Jim on April 02, 2020, 03:21:30 PM
One of the daughters just announced that the release, according to Amazon, has been delayed from 17th April until 18th September, which messes up my birthday present but is just in time for hers😠
   No doubt Covid 19 is somewhat to blame😱


Title: Re: Nick Mason at the Half Moon !
Post by: davidmjs on April 02, 2020, 03:37:23 PM

One of the daughters just announced that the release, according to Amazon, has been delayed from 17th April until 18th September, which messes up my birthday present but is just in time for hers😠
   No doubt Covid 19 is somewhat to blame😱


Indeed...it's to tie it in with the tour...