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Andy Mason

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Andy joined the band when he was still at school and, until Paul joined, he was the youngest in the band. 

Like most keyboard players in rock bands, Andy was the only one of us who had had any real musical training and he could even read music. Not that it helped much... 

After La Paz split he played with Paul and Alex in Glasgow (the band, not the city) and then went off to pursue a successful business career. Most recently, apart from La Paz, he has guested with Alex in Crossfire. 

He has to take most of the credit for continually saying "Guys, when are we going to get La Paz back together again..." even though he failed to do anything about it and didn't turn up for most of the rehearsals. 

Once referred to by Doogie in a newspaper interview as "Morgan the Organ", he has finally caved, sold all of his electronic synths and bought a bloody huge Hammond organ. As we all drag ourselves into the 21st Century Mr. Mason has just discovered the 60s... he is now looking for a MOOG so someone on eBay is in for a windfall. 

“I was very quiet when we started gigging, totally in awe of Chic and Dougie in particular, the confidence for me came later. There was always massive camaraderie with La Paz; it just worked and we have always remained close friends. I wrote and recorded a lot of different music in the 90’s after La Paz and Glasgow, but the La Paz gigs were always a highlight, so the decision to rehearse and gig again was always going to be a definite yes! I work in Monaco most weeks so that doesn’t help getting to rehearsals….. (sorry, Chic!). Wait until you hear the Hammond though……”


Doogie White on Andy Mason:

"When Andy joined the band he was just a wee boy really. His parents were not that pleased that he was hanging out with a bunch of reprobate rawkers at the expense of his studies. Once a month we used to play 3 nights back to back at the Dunoon US Naval Base. We would hire a chalet where the band, crew and "guests" would party: man did we party! Knowing that Andy would never empty his gig bag, never mind do his own laundry, we hatched a plan to hide various 'intimate' items amongst his soggy t-shirts and jeans. After the second occasion his mother called me to ask just how the large cup sized bra had managed to find its way into her young son's laundry and would we like our reading material on human biology back....what a fabulous woman! She grew to love us all and we in turn continued to place inappropiate items in, on and around her wee Andrew."

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