Classic Rock legend Dave Mason comes to The Apex on March 6 as part of his Traffic Jam World Tour 2017.
Enjoy a fascinating retrospective of Traffic seen through the eyes of the band’s co-founder, as Dave Mason (with his band) goes back in time to the start of his career with the band, as well as performing songs that launched his solo career over five decades ago.
Dave and Steve Winwood formed Traffic when the two of them were just teenagers, little knowing that the music they made would have such an impact many years later.
Following his stint with Traffic, Dave would go on to a highly successful career as songwriter, guitarist and solo artist.
In 2004 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
Known for such hits as ‘Feelin’ Alright’ (recorded first by Traffic in 1968 then Joe Cocker in 1969), ‘Only You Know and I Know’ and ‘Hole in My Shoe’, Dave has performed and recorded with such legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Derek and the Dominos.
During the 1960s, Dave’s contribution and involvement to the popular music scene was immense.
Since launching in 2014, Mason’s Traffic Jam show has been garnering critical praise across the board – in the U.S, the National Rock Review commented how “the music performed was timeless and resonates deeply” and Elmore Magazine wrote, “He then went into an absolutely fantastic version of the song [‘Feelin’ Alright’], reminding me yet again that his voice is still great and, man, can he play guitar.”
On returning to the UK for these dates, Dave Mason said: “I‘m really looking forward to playing in Britain again after all this time. “It’s where it all started for me. I’ve been doing ‘Traffic Jam’ in North America for like three and a half years now.
“I didn’t plan for this show to go that long but it did. It was great and it was fun and now I want to play it for my fellow Brits.”
Featuring hits and deep cuts from iconic Traffic albums, stories from Dave, plus new material and a selection of classic Mason music, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam is a show for all fans of rock and 1960s culture to witness up close a gifted songwriter, a distinctive vocalist, as well as a masterful guitarist.
For tickets call 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk.