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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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  • 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

  • Alessio

    Alessio Italy

    I was walking in Bath on school trip, and then I saw you playing in the street. That was impressive man, really.. never heard someone playing blues as well as you do. I wanted to buy your CD, but I hadn't got a single penny left. I thought i could never listen to you anymore, but fortunately now I've found you on internet! Keep on playing man!

    I was walking in Bath on school trip, and then I saw you playing in the street. That was impressive man, really.. never heard someone playing blues as well as you do. I wanted to buy your CD, but I hadn't got a single penny left. I thought i could never listen to you anymore, but fortunately now I've found you on internet! Keep on playing man!

  • Kevin

    Kevin London

    Wow, walking around Bath today and whilst waiting for our wives to catch us up my friend and I caught the start of one of your new songs. Wow again! I could not continue with my day until your song had finished. Bought your cd then and there and cannot wait to hear more! You said you had been working on the song for about a week but I didn't think to concentrate on the name of the song as I was so captivated by your voice, as was my wife when she arrived. Please remind us of the name of the song if you can work out which one we might have heard as we will get it as soon as you release it! Music, the best spontaneous distraction of life. Keep sharing your voice so more and more people can be distracted!

    Wow, walking around Bath today and whilst waiting for our wives to catch us up my friend and I caught the start of one of your new songs. Wow again! I could not continue with my day until your song had finished. Bought your cd then and there and cannot wait to hear more!
    You said you had been working on the song for about a week but I didn't think to concentrate on the name of the song as I was so captivated by your voice, as was my wife when she arrived. Please remind us of the name of the song if you can work out which one we might have heard as we will get it as soon as you release it!
    Music, the best spontaneous distraction of life. Keep sharing your voice so more and more people can be distracted!

  • Jo

    Jo YORK

    Tom.. I was working on the Christmas market in Bath last December and as I ran to grab a hot drink to warm up, i heard your beautiful captivating voice and sounds. I stood listening like I had been taken somewhere else..it was beautiful. I bought a CD from you and it is on continuesly inspiring, soothing and making me sing and Dance through my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you beautiful light warrior. I am with you..keeping making those amazing sounds. Namaste Jo

    Tom.. I was working on the Christmas market in Bath last December and as I ran to grab a hot drink to warm up, i heard your beautiful captivating voice and sounds. I stood listening like I had been taken somewhere else..it was beautiful.
    I bought a CD from you and it is on continuesly inspiring, soothing and making me sing and Dance through my day.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you beautiful light warrior.
    I am with you..keeping making those amazing sounds.
    Namaste
    Jo

  • Ollie Luscombe

    Ollie Luscombe Bath

    Tom.. I feel like everyone has written what I wanted - and that means you have affected ALL of us that way. We litterally stopped walking when hearing you busking in Bath early September last year, captivated and we listened for time. You, and your audience with you, were lost in that 'Love Like Fire' moment. I would LOVE to hear your story behind it. Anyway, we had to get a CD from you, but had nothing to play it on until this weekend. Now, we remember, and genuinely hope to hear you again live maybe this year if we can. Keep changing people's day dude, you are talented! Peace..

    Tom.. I feel like everyone has written what I wanted - and that means you have affected ALL of us that way. We litterally stopped walking when hearing you busking in Bath early September last year, captivated and we listened for time. You, and your audience with you, were lost in that 'Love Like Fire' moment. I would LOVE to hear your story behind it. Anyway, we had to get a CD from you, but had nothing to play it on until this weekend. Now, we remember, and genuinely hope to hear you again live maybe this year if we can. Keep changing people's day dude, you are talented! Peace..

  • Mal

    Mal Gloucester

    I have a habit of buying CD's when I enjoy a live performance, but when I get home am usually disappointed with the result. Not today! I heard you playing at Gloucester Cross and have been playing Love Like Fire over and over since I got home. I'm reminded of John Martyn, in a good way. I'll be looking out for live performances.

    I have a habit of buying CD's when I enjoy a live performance, but when I get home am usually disappointed with the result. Not today! I heard you playing at Gloucester Cross and have been playing Love Like Fire over and over since I got home. I'm reminded of John Martyn, in a good way. I'll be looking out for live performances.

  • Tim

    Tim Trowbridge

    I heard you in Bath this afternoon - and watched with my daughter while a beautiful Chinese girl danced unencumbered to your music. It was a special moment. I would have loved to have had my sax with me! Thanks Tom.

    I heard you in Bath this afternoon - and watched with my daughter while a beautiful Chinese girl danced unencumbered to your music. It was a special moment. I would have loved to have had my sax with me! Thanks Tom.

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