Mark ‘Bodley’ Mason

Unfortunately Salvation’s return to the stage will be rather bittersweet.

Mark Mason, friend of the band, original road crew and one of the first Fan Club Organisers, died last year after a sudden illness, still a young man.

We will remember Mark for his dedication and all the work he put in from the band’s infancy, for not, it has to be said, great recompense.

He worked very hard setting up, tuning guitars, striking gear and often repelling boarders from the stage whilst keeping spirits up!

The band would have struggled a lot more in its infancy if it hadn’t had been for Mark’s time and energy and perhaps most importantly dry wit and joie de vivre!

I know he’d have enjoyed the up and coming gigs, and he’ll be remembered by a great many friends when Salvation hit the stage.

We’d like to pass on our condolences to his family once more and to Mark I’d like to say “stop yer grumbling, we’re at Kirkstall lights”.

Mark Mason

Rest in Peace Mark.

Eve xx

10 thoughts on “Mark ‘Bodley’ Mason

  1. If you’d like to leave a comment about Mark, or maybe tell us about your memories of him, please leave a message using the form below.

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    • So sorry to hear about Mark, will raise a toast or two to him at the upcoming Mish/Salvation gig.
      Jo and Pat
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  2. In all my time following and working with Salvation Mark was one of the best and funniest people I ever met, he was a great friend and a massive help to me. I think I was the worst roadie in the history of roadies but Mark was always happy to help me learn. I’ll always remember our monthly drinking session at the Original Oak in Headingley with great fondness, conversation never waned at any time. Completely gutted when I found out this news, R.I.P. Mark

  3. I can’t believe the news …..we hadn’t been touch for years but I remember weekends staying at the flat ….the drinking sessions …then trying to cook tea afterwards ! ….all my love Mark …….Jackie xxxx

  4. He was my flat mate, my partner in mischief, we hung out, posed, drank, partied, laughed and occasionally fought. He was my mucker and as miserable and whingey as he could be..thats who he was…far too early to leave this planet…gone but not forgotten…Alie..x

  5. A genuinely nice bloke and a dedicated Beano reader.A talented artist,I know his family were so proud of him.R.I.P.Mark

  6. He was quite simply, the best brother I could ever have wished for. We were there for each other all of my life, and I was there for him over his last few days.
    Nice piece Barry.
    :o)~

  7. I knew Mark in the Fav days in 1986-88. He had a dry Lancashire wit and was going out with Sarah Adams at the time. He was a great bloke. Requiescat In Pace.

    Mark AKA Vince in Pink Peg Slax

  8. geniunely great guy, talented and funny. one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. i remember a mad night in leeds with john and chris looking for the chocolate factory and some great spag bol at the masons, and wigan at wembley, great memories.