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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!!!

-----WHY??-----



 
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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  • linda

    linda home

    enjoy the music in my car, honest dreamer this man x

    enjoy the music in my car, honest dreamer this man x

  • Will

    Will Swindon

    Heard you in Cheltenham last weekend and wow. Bought your CD and havent stopped listening since. I love the track running out of time. Wish I could find the tab:)

    Heard you in Cheltenham last weekend and wow. Bought your CD and havent stopped listening since. I love the track running out of time. Wish I could find the tabsmile

  • Shaun the cyclist

    Shaun the cyclist Goucester

    Was drawn by your amazing sounding guitar loops on the Cross this morning... really enjoyed your Criminal Justice EP I bought. Must get your new album soon Keep doing what your doing Tom ;)

    Was drawn by your amazing sounding guitar loops on the Cross this morning... really enjoyed your Criminal Justice EP I bought. Must get your new album soon

    Keep doing what your doing Tom wink

  • Paul  (Norskers)

    Paul (Norskers) Gloucestershire

    Hello Tom, It was great talking to you today in Glossy, I'd like to buy one of your albums(when they arrive!)having heard you play in the streets for a number of years (it's about time!) I don't have a good enough connection to download them so it'll have to be when I see you again, I've left my email so I hope that won't be too long :D good luck ! keep it up!

    Hello Tom,
    It was great talking to you today in Glossy, I'd like to buy one of your albums(when they arrive!)having heard you play in the streets for a number of years (it's about time!) I don't have a good enough connection to download them so it'll have to be when I see you again, I've left my email so I hope that won't be too long biggrin good luck ! keep it up!

  • Tom McNair

    Tom McNair Gloucester, Gloucestershire

    "Song For Light Warriors" coming very soon. Today I sent off the artwork and audio master for the new album "Song For Light Warriors" and the finished album should be back in a little bit over two weeks. I will send copies to all who have bought the pre-release copies very soon after. If any Pre-release buyers are still waiting by 10th December Please email to let me know. :D

    "Song For Light Warriors" coming very soon.

    Today I sent off the artwork and audio master for the new album "Song For Light Warriors" and the finished album should be back in a little bit over two weeks. I will send copies to all who have bought the pre-release copies very soon after. If any Pre-release buyers are still waiting by 10th December Please email to let me know.
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  • Tom McNair

    Tom McNair Gloucester, Gloucestershire

    Hi The songs Playing when you come to the site are from "Song For Light Warriors. you can but it on CD or Download if you go to the Music tab in the top menu x :)

    Hi The songs Playing when you come to the site are from "Song For Light Warriors. you can but it on CD or Download if you go to the Music tab in the top menu x
    smile

  • Hilling

    Hilling London

    Bought your £4 Cd on Sat and really like it. Love the songs that are playing now...wonder which album they are from. nice web site too!

    Bought your £4 Cd on Sat and really like it. Love the songs that are playing now...wonder which album they are from. nice web site too!

  • Tom McNair

    Tom McNair Gloucester, Gloucestershire

    From Sibstar - comment from Thought for the day. I just wanted to let you know... You shine so bright... Intricately superb from the touches of your voice to the notes skipping merrily on the fret board Words, intentions, voice, notes, middle 8... an absolutely beautiful combination An amazing creation xox Pure Love :love::love::love:

    From Sibstar - comment from Thought for the day.

    I just wanted to let you know... You shine so bright...

    Intricately superb from the touches of your voice to the notes skipping merrily on the fret board

    Words, intentions, voice, notes, middle 8... an absolutely beautiful combination

    An amazing creation

    xox

    Pure Love lovelovelove

  • Tom

    Tom Stroud

    happy and tired!! thinking lots and managing to make most of it positive!:)

    happy and tired!! thinking lots and managing to make most of it positive!smile

  • Tom McNair

    Tom McNair Gloucester, Gloucestershire

    Did a show for a beautiful wedding last night at Manor by The Lake, Cheltenham with Sophie Garner. . Then on to Jane's Birthday party!! WOW megga "DANCE FOR JEHOVAH" what a tune - we danced and danced!! :D:love:

    Did a show for a beautiful wedding last night at Manor by The Lake, Cheltenham with Sophie Garner. . Then on to Jane's Birthday party!! WOW megga "DANCE FOR JEHOVAH" what a tune - we danced and danced!! biggrinlove

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