After starting musical life as a classical violinist, Tom Mason studied jazz bass at the Royal Academy of Music, spending a year of his degree at New England Conservatory in Boston. Since then, he has gone on to work extensively as double bassist and bass guitarist throughout many areas of the music scene.
His deep fascination with the vastness of the musical universe has led Tom to become known for his adeptness in crossing genres. Equally at home performing traditional Argentine tango as he is producing and DJing jungle drum & bass, his career has reached such eclectically far-flung corners as touring with folk-pop legend Donovan, performing in Havana in a duo with Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena and appearing on BBC’s ‘Later with Jools Holland’ with sitarist Anoushka Shankar.
Tom has been working with Robert Mitchell and performing his works since 2002, gaining a deep insight into his extraordinary talents as composer and improvisor.
Over the years, he has also recorded and performed with an array of artists including Questlove, Lizz Wright, Goldie, Mark Ronson, Ghostpoet, Jamie Cullum, Lily Allen, Angelique Kidjo, Gwilym Simcock, Jonathan Jeremiah and The Heritage Orchestra.