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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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  • Tom Tapping

    Tom Tapping Gloucester

    Hi Tom, Loved your performance at the Cross, Gloucester yesterday afternoon. Great CD too. :)

    Hi Tom,
    Loved your performance at the Cross, Gloucester yesterday afternoon. Great CD too.

    smile

  • Maggie & Lee

    Maggie & Lee Bristol

    Tom - wandering round Stroud on a busy and sunny Saturday on the 12th May we just had to sit and have coffee listening to you playing. So impressed. It was good to hear something so original and professional. As I said, get yourself to Bristol - you'll go down a bomb. Thunderbolt, Rose of Denmark, Tobacco Factory, Clifton ........ Recommending your CD to all and sundry.

    Tom - wandering round Stroud on a busy and sunny Saturday on the 12th May we just had to sit and have coffee listening to you playing. So impressed. It was good to hear something so original and professional. As I said, get yourself to Bristol - you'll go down a bomb. Thunderbolt, Rose of Denmark, Tobacco Factory, Clifton ........ Recommending your CD to all and sundry.

  • gwilliams851

    gwilliams851 Lancaster, Hell of a state

    Hello Tom, thanks for brightening up my day with your busking in Stroud, the sun was out, I was wandering around the market stalls with my partner and we 'stumbled' across yourself and were both mesmerised, you certainly added to our day. Your cd was duely enjoyed on our way home aswell. I'll keep a look out for any performances you might be doing next time I'm back in Gloucestershire. Best wishes mate.

    Hello Tom, thanks for brightening up my day with your busking in Stroud, the sun was out, I was wandering around the market stalls with my partner and we 'stumbled' across yourself and were both mesmerised, you certainly added to our day. Your cd was duely enjoyed on our way home aswell. I'll keep a look out for any performances you might be doing next time I'm back in Gloucestershire.
    Best wishes mate.

  • brackett

    brackett Gloucester

    Hi Tom, met you ever so briefly today as the rain started to fall. Everything happens for a reason. Listened to your CD's and trawled the YouTube this evening, your music is a breath of fresh air at a difficult time and your words on the website are simply lovely - wish I was as brave and talented as you are just to even dip my toe in. So want to hear you play again - hope for a longer moment next time. Regards, Rob

    Hi Tom, met you ever so briefly today as the rain started to fall. Everything happens for a reason. Listened to your CD's and trawled the YouTube this evening, your music is a breath of fresh air at a difficult time and your words on the website are simply lovely - wish I was as brave and talented as you are just to even dip my toe in.
    So want to hear you play again - hope for a longer moment next time.
    Regards, Rob

  • Victoria

    Victoria Gloucester

    Geat to hear you playing in town today. So glad I stopped to get a CD, it's certainly made this rainy afternoon more pleasant!;)

    Geat to hear you playing in town today. So glad I stopped to get a CD, it's certainly made this rainy afternoon more pleasant!wink

  • bish /|\

    bish /|\ Charfield, Gloucestershire, England

    Just to say hi, and thank you for the fine sounds I drove home with today. Awen shining bright there, in the eyes and in the music. :)

    Just to say hi, and thank you for the fine sounds I drove home with today. Awen shining bright there, in the eyes and in the music. smile

  • Keith Thompson

    Keith Thompson Cheltenham

    Hi Tom. Thanks for the chat today. I love the way you always have time for people on the street. You are making a difference and are a true light warrior! Keith

    Hi Tom. Thanks for the chat today. I love the way you always have time for people on the street. You are making a difference and are a true light warrior!
    Keith

  • Arnikd

    Arnikd Hereford

    Peacefully inspiring music today in rain in Hereford.Thank you sir.Great to hear musicians who still produce the organic, authentic and great music the mainstream has been missing for so long. :)

    Peacefully inspiring music today in rain in Hereford.Thank you sir.Great to hear musicians who still produce the organic, authentic and great music the mainstream has been missing for so long. smile

  • W

    W Cardiff

    Just wanted to add my voice to those who saw you in Cardiff's Queen Street recently. You sounded amazing and Songs for Light Warriors is still on HEAVY rotation. Much love, W

    Just wanted to add my voice to those who saw you in Cardiff's Queen Street recently. You sounded amazing and Songs for Light Warriors is still on HEAVY rotation.

    Much love,

    W

  • Ktistina

    Ktistina Hereford

    Love your music!!:love:

    Love your music!!love

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