Tony Mason


Tony began to play steel drums in his uncle’s steel drum band, and then became the band’s regular drummer. By the age of 16, Tony was playing with the top Brass band in the country, playing in Trinidad and travelling abroad. Wanting to expand his horizons and pursue a career in drumming, Tony took advantage of an opportunity to play in a band on a cruise ship based in Florida, which he did for a number of years. He then moved to New York City to study at the Drummer’s Collective, and stayed there for four years; during this time Tony took lessons with a number of drum “masters” including Lenny White, Kenwood Dennard, Peter Erskine, Tommy Campbell and the late Frank Marlabe.

Tony moved back to London, England in 1986 and became a professional drummer. He has worked with a wide array of artists including Eddy Grant, Ronny Jordan, Martin Taylor, Peter White, Matt Bianco, Mary J. Blige, Daryl Hall, Daniel Bedingfield, Al Green and The Jazz Crusaders.