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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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  • Paula

    Paula Taunton

    Staying in Worcester for the weekend. Heard you playing both days and sat for ages simply mesmerised. Don’t usually buy CDs as they are often not at all like the live experience. Something made us buy the CD and so glad we did. Have played it so many times it must be wearing out! The more we hear the more we love it. Thank you so much for being original and amazing. Hope to encounter you again one day.

    Staying in Worcester for the weekend. Heard you playing both days and sat for ages simply mesmerised. Don’t usually buy CDs as they are often not at all like the live experience. Something made us buy the CD and so glad we did. Have played it so many times it must be wearing out! The more we hear the more we love it. Thank you so much for being original and amazing. Hope to encounter you again one day.

  • Piluca

    Piluca Worcester

    I had to beg my partner for the £10 to purchase your CD. Best £10 spent in long time. You are so talented. I remember your broad smile when I got the CD. It was an honestly happy smile. You got a voice that entinces to make love to your significant one. Your voice is soulspeaking, enchanting, addictive and hypnotising. So talented, so raw and perfected at same time, so exquisite

    I had to beg my partner for the £10 to purchase your CD.
    Best £10 spent in long time.
    You are so talented. I remember your broad smile when I got the CD. It was an honestly happy smile.
    You got a voice that entinces to make love to your significant one.
    Your voice is soulspeaking, enchanting, addictive and hypnotising.
    So talented, so raw and perfected at same time, so exquisite

  • Claire

    Claire Bristol

    Hi Tom when ate you next in Bath, I bought an album a couple of years ago, lent it to an anaesthatist mate and never got it back! Would love to buy some more of your stuff.

    Hi Tom when ate you next in Bath, I bought an album a couple of years ago, lent it to an anaesthatist mate and never got it back! Would love to buy some more of your stuff.

  • Gaz

    Gaz Stratford upon avon

    Tom, you are excellent musician, very talented and a joy to see live in the street, I have your cd and look forward to seeing you perform live whenever I get to this part of the world. You should be paid millions as you have the talent to truly justify it !!! However the lifestyle you lead is fantastic and I wish you every luck to continue your dreams More of us should have the guts to follow ours!

    Tom, you are excellent musician, very talented and a joy to see live in the street, I have your cd and look forward to seeing you perform live whenever I get to this part of the world.
    You should be paid millions as you have the talent to truly justify it !!!
    However the lifestyle you lead is fantastic and I wish you every luck to continue your dreams
    More of us should have the guts to follow ours!

  • Heather

    Heather Worcester

    I saw you a few weeks ago in Worcester and regretted that I didn't buy the CD. I was so glad to see you in Worcester again yesterday. I'm listening to your music as I type this, with the sun shining outside. Thank you.

    I saw you a few weeks ago in Worcester and regretted that I didn't buy the CD. I was so glad to see you in Worcester again yesterday. I'm listening to your music as I type this, with the sun shining outside. Thank you.

  • Chris

    Chris Worcester

    It was such a pleasure to stand and listen to you play in Worcester High Street today. Like others have said on here, I was entranced by your music and I'm so glad I bought you cd. Im really enjoying it and Iook forward to having the joy of listening to you play live again soon.

    It was such a pleasure to stand and listen to you play in Worcester High Street today. Like others have said on here, I was entranced by your music and I'm so glad I bought you cd. Im really enjoying it and Iook forward to having the joy of listening to you play live again soon.

  • Sue Nelsey

    Sue Nelsey Worcester

    I heard you playing in the sunny Worcester High Street today and bought your album ‘Love Like Fire’. It’s brilliant, such a talented and gifted musician. Thank you.

    I heard you playing in the sunny Worcester High Street today and bought your album ‘Love Like Fire’. It’s brilliant, such a talented and gifted musician. Thank you.

  • Joccoaa

    Joccoaa Cheltenham

    You were in Cheltenham about a week or so ago and played just outside where I work, and in less than 1 song I knew I loved the sound and bought your CD (which is permanently in my car and all I listen to). You came back today and I meant to come say hi and let you know how much I have been enjoying your music but didn't get a chance. After reading a bit on your website, your philosophy really resonates with me and it's my goal to get to place like you where I can live closer to the land with my partner and my dog, and am just working on my path to get there. I'm glad it's working out so well for you, and it gives me hope that in the future I can be living my dream too. Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring music - keep it up!

    You were in Cheltenham about a week or so ago and played just outside where I work, and in less than 1 song I knew I loved the sound and bought your CD (which is permanently in my car and all I listen to). You came back today and I meant to come say hi and let you know how much I have been enjoying your music but didn't get a chance. After reading a bit on your website, your philosophy really resonates with me and it's my goal to get to place like you where I can live closer to the land with my partner and my dog, and am just working on my path to get there. I'm glad it's working out so well for you, and it gives me hope that in the future I can be living my dream too. Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring music - keep it up!

  • DavidGoff

    DavidGoff Cheltenham

    April 2018, I'm pretty sure it was the 24th. The sun was shining, it was a gorgeous day. Strolling down the high street I spot this guy busking, he was a cool guy of middle age with wonderful long curly hair, instantly I wanted to know what kind of music he played. 'Loopy Tom' written on his amp box. I was intrigued. Tom started off beatboxing into his microphone, looped it, then started gently plucking at his acoustic guitar. The sounds were dreamy. Once he had got a loop for the acoustic he walked over to his double bass, or acoustic bass (sorry I'm not sharp on my instruments). Then created this deep sound which he looped again all using a pedal system, finally he introduced a tenor sax I'm pretty sure, the sounds that had had gracefully come together were beginning to make a beautiful track. I stand there in the middle of the busy High street captivated by this wonder-busker, I stand motionless at first only my foot tapping uncontrollably away as my eyes gaze upon this true musician. I'm stood alone while hundreds if not thousands of busy shoppers go by. I couldn't understand why more people hadn't stopped to observe this obvious talent. By the time he had finished creating the beat I had already noticed a stand in which he was selling his CDs, I swiftly drew a £10 note from my rucksack and held it up to the musician and slipped it between the back CDs, I gathered my copy put it into my bag all while this guy continued to bless my ears. A few minutes had past by now and the beat, melodies, Instruments were all coming together, I was hoping he was going to start singing and my dream came true. He was so passionate about what he was doing, I was CAPTIVATED. He started singing, a raspy deep calming voice, it was tremendous, by this point my whole body is jigging to this incredible one man band. Then the chorus came in, it went something like this; "Won't you make it right, oh make it right for me, won't you make it right oh make it right for me". This resonated with my soul, so relevant to my current situation. I'm in the process of 'making things right'. So Loopy Tom I thank you, you connected with my spirit that day. KEEP SPREADING THE LOVE BROTHER. P.s I'd love to learn to play the guitar please contact me via my email if u can with any advice for me, many many thanks, David Goff clydegoffy@gmail.com

    April 2018, I'm pretty sure it was the 24th. The sun was shining, it was a gorgeous day.
    Strolling down the high street I spot this guy busking, he was a cool guy of middle age with wonderful long curly hair, instantly I wanted to know what kind of music he played. 'Loopy Tom' written on his amp box. I was intrigued. Tom started off beatboxing into his microphone, looped it, then started gently plucking at his acoustic guitar. The sounds were dreamy. Once he had got a loop for the acoustic he walked over to his double bass, or acoustic bass (sorry I'm not sharp on my instruments). Then created this deep sound which he looped again all using a pedal system, finally he introduced a tenor sax I'm pretty sure, the sounds that had had gracefully come together were beginning to make a beautiful track. I stand there in the middle of the busy High street captivated by this wonder-busker, I stand motionless at first only my foot tapping uncontrollably away as my eyes gaze upon this true musician. I'm stood alone while hundreds if not thousands of busy shoppers go by. I couldn't understand why more people hadn't stopped to observe this obvious talent. By the time he had finished creating the beat I had already noticed a stand in which he was selling his CDs, I swiftly drew a £10 note from my rucksack and held it up to the musician and slipped it between the back CDs, I gathered my copy put it into my bag all while this guy continued to bless my ears. A few minutes had past by now and the beat, melodies, Instruments were all coming together, I was hoping he was going to start singing and my dream came true. He was so passionate about what he was doing, I was CAPTIVATED. He started singing, a raspy deep calming voice, it was tremendous, by this point my whole body is jigging to this incredible one man band. Then the chorus came in, it went something like this; "Won't you make it right, oh make it right for me, won't you make it right oh make it right for me". This resonated with my soul, so relevant to my current situation. I'm in the process of 'making things right'.
    So Loopy Tom I thank you, you connected with my spirit that day. KEEP SPREADING THE LOVE BROTHER.
    P.s I'd love to learn to play the guitar please contact me via my email if u can with any advice for me, many many thanks, David Goff
    clydegoffy@gmail.com

  • Hülya

    Hülya Chelthenam

    Hello Tom, I was on holıday and vısıtıng frıends at Chelthenam. I was walkıng down the street and sun was shınnıng as well which ıs not usual for UK ı heard. :) I heard a soul with full of love was singing a beautıful song. And ı looked around ..saw you. I couldn't stop myself to stop and listen and also had video. Then my friend's brother came over from the store ..He loved your performance so much as well. We both bought 2 CD - Love like fire.. I listened it twice on the way to the airport to fly South coast of Turkey to my home. I arrived.. I slept.. I woke up and ı had my first coffee by listening your songs.. Sun is shinning.. ıt is very warm.. Beside the sea where ı live.. All windows open.. I turned the volume up and enjoying the day by listening your songs Thank you so much being such an amazing soul and be there with your heart yesterday . Will be followıng you and new albums.. Good luck and wish you and yr family all the best :)

    Hello Tom, I was on holıday and vısıtıng frıends at Chelthenam. I was walkıng down the street and sun was shınnıng as well which ıs not usual for UK ı heard. smile I heard a soul with full of love was singing a beautıful song. And ı looked around ..saw you. I couldn't stop myself to stop and listen and also had video. Then my friend's brother came over from the store ..He loved your performance so much as well. We both bought 2 CD - Love like fire.. I listened it twice on the way to the airport to fly South coast of Turkey to my home. I arrived.. I slept.. I woke up and ı had my first coffee by listening your songs.. Sun is shinning.. ıt is very warm.. Beside the sea where ı live.. All windows open.. I turned the volume up and enjoying the day by listening your songs Thank you so much being such an amazing soul and be there with your heart yesterday . Will be followıng you and new albums.. Good luck and wish you and yr family all the best smile

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