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Hello, I'm Tom McNair. I Play Guitar, Saxophone and I sing and beatbox and I mix them all together using a loop pedal. I record the loops LIVE on stage and create the sound of a full band. Mainly beautiful Reggae and Blues but also upbeat Funk and Dance grooves. I'm Currently touring the UK promoting my
latest album "Song For Light Warriors" which has a strong "Acoustic Blues" influence with flavours of Reggae and the "singer songwriter" kind of genre. I worked hard to keep the feel of this album very organic and intimate.
   I'm following my dream of being an independent musician, Writing and recording music inspired by my experiences. Also important to me is the lifestyle that I have achieved with this endeavour of music. I spend a lot of time with my wife and children and we live in an old library van. The humble abode means that we don't need loads of money to sustain ourselves and that is why I get to spend lots of time with my family and why I am so blooming happy so much of the time. The poignant part of this to me is that the money part is a TRAP that can require loads of work or commitment or selling your soul (doing it just for the money) just to stay in the trap. where as lower outgoings require less of these so I can WORK with my kids on their ABC's (and mine) and commit to doing things that I want to do and facilitating things that my family want to do and I don't sell my soul in the process.
 
 

i do it in the street!!!

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This website is not just here to promote my music. there is a Forum here for conversation about positively changing society or maybe creating a space in society where people who dream of living a simple life close to the land and each other can do so - opting out of the rat race and the strenuous taxation which is placed on our time and money.

   We can learn how to create useful things and trade with each other cultivate land and grow food. Love real life. and live in communities together. To me, working at a job that just provides money to buy food and pay for a roof over your head is a distant cousin of real life. I would like to get closer to actually living.
  
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  • Xraymusic

    Xraymusic Cheltenham

    Tom, I know I said this to you when we spoke briefly in Cheltenham yesterday, but I wanted to write it here for all to read: " I have been a guitar and bass player for most of my 60+ years, and you are without doubt the most versatile and talented musician I have ever seen and listened to." Good luck.

    Tom, I know I said this to you when we spoke briefly in Cheltenham yesterday, but I wanted to write it here for all to read: " I have been a guitar and bass player for most of my 60+ years, and you are without doubt the most versatile and talented musician I have ever seen and listened to." Good luck.

  • Anthony C Bowles

    Anthony C Bowles Cheltenham Gloucestershire

    I met you today outside M & S in Cheltenham.After a brief conversation about Robin Trower and listening to your music which i enjoyed very mutch. Another web site that i think you might find uninteresting UBUNTU MICHAEL TELLINGER of SOUTH AFRICA.a system without money,[for profit] Yours Sincerly .Anthony Clifford of the Bowles family

    I met you today outside M & S in Cheltenham.After a brief conversation about Robin Trower and listening to your music which i enjoyed very mutch. Another web site that i think you might find uninteresting UBUNTU MICHAEL TELLINGER of SOUTH AFRICA.a system without money,[for profit] Yours Sincerly
    .Anthony Clifford of the Bowles family

  • hayley

    hayley America

    I came to England visiting and I passed you a couple times and you sounded so good. I wish I would have bought a cd but we were in a rush and I didn't have time. anyways I love your music

    I came to England visiting and I passed you a couple times and you sounded so good. I wish I would have bought a cd but we were in a rush and I didn't have time. anyways I love your music

  • Javi

    Javi León (Spain)

    I am listening your CD in these moments. Amazing!!! I fell in the "trap" of your fantastic music in the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon. I closed the eyes and listened JJ Cale, something mystic. Thanks for that moment and for this wonderful CD, and of course, fly babe fly...

    I am listening your CD in these moments. Amazing!!! I fell in the "trap" of your fantastic music in the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon. I closed the eyes and listened JJ Cale, something mystic. Thanks for that moment and for this wonderful CD, and of course, fly babe fly...

  • Jill Whitmore

    Jill Whitmore Gloucester

    Listened to you yesterday at Gloucester Cross, such atmospheric music I had to buy your CD. Amazing!

    Listened to you yesterday at Gloucester Cross, such atmospheric music I had to buy your CD. Amazing!

  • bunnyh

    bunnyh gloucestershire

    Like many others I was taken in by your talent and music on the streets of Bath and had to buy your CD. First reaction was that you reminded me of John Martyn who came to York University as a young troubadour, except you are even better and your outlook on life one to be envied and admired. I must run your philosophy past my son who is unhappily stuck in the city-boy rat race - you only have one life ..as far as we know.

    Like many others I was taken in by your talent and music on the streets of Bath and had to buy your CD. First reaction was that you reminded me of John Martyn who came to York University as a young troubadour, except you are even better and your outlook on life one to be envied and admired. I must run your philosophy past my son who is unhappily stuck in the city-boy rat race - you only have one life ..as far as we know.

  • SIB

    SIB Peace in the jungle

    Wow what amazing comments!! Tom your completely captivating people with your beautiful music, it's something really special. Sharing what comes from inside of you with the world. An example of finding your own divine path. What a beautifully creative way to express yourself. Your words, your voice, your tunes. We create our own reality and what a beautiful one you've created! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for being in my reality.

    Wow what amazing comments!! Tom your completely captivating people with your beautiful music, it's something really special. Sharing what comes from inside of you with the world. An example of finding your own divine path. What a beautifully creative way to express yourself. Your words, your voice, your tunes. We create our own reality and what a beautiful one you've created! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for being in my reality.

  • Kit

    Kit East Yorkshire

    I was in Bath for a weekend family gathering. We'd had a great time, but behind the scenes I was really miserable and stressed. I really wasn't looking forward to the long motorway trip back to reality. Your music lifted me on Sunday morning. Bought the CD, played it, and I honestly wouldn't have cared if the journey was four hours or ten. You are doing something special Man. Thanks.

    I was in Bath for a weekend family gathering. We'd had a great time, but behind the scenes I was really miserable and stressed. I really wasn't looking forward to the long motorway trip back to reality. Your music lifted me on Sunday morning. Bought the CD, played it, and I honestly wouldn't have cared if the journey was four hours or ten. You are doing something special Man. Thanks.

  • Barrie Knight

    Barrie Knight Bath

    Heard you in Bath yesterday, loved the acoustic blues, regret not buying the cd, will definitely buy it next time I see you. Admire your outlook and philosophy, never give in to the system.

    Heard you in Bath yesterday, loved the acoustic blues, regret not buying the cd, will definitely buy it next time I see you. Admire your outlook and philosophy, never give in to the system.

  • Vik Westaway

    Vik Westaway Herefordshire but soon to be Devon!

    We saw you play in Hereford today in the wonderful spring sunshine. Your music bought so much joy and calm to a busy place, thank you. I bought your CD which is fantastic, listened all the way home and loved every single song. Major praise for your music and ethos. I look forward to hearing more. X Vik

    We saw you play in Hereford today in the wonderful spring sunshine. Your music bought so much joy and calm to a busy place, thank you. I bought your CD which is fantastic, listened all the way home and loved every single song. Major praise for your music and ethos. I look forward to hearing more.
    X Vik

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