He is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham, England, who was a founder member of the rock band City Boy in the early 1970s, who turned professional in 1975 after playing folk music in the Birmingham clubs. Their success came when the song “5-7-0-5” went into the Top 10 of the UK charts in 1978.
The group disbanded in 1982 after their recording contract finished and they failed to find another. Later in 1982 he formed the group The Maisonettes with keyboard player Mark Tibenham and session drummer Nick Parry. Their song ” Heartache Avenue” reached No. 7 in the UK chart but this was their only success.
The Maisonettes recordings
Heartache Avenue (Mark Tibenham/Lol Mason)
The Last One to Know (Mark Tibenham/Lol Mason)