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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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  • blusowa

    blusowa Cardiff

    I saw you and heard on QUEEN STREET and I love you - meaning the guitar sound,the music.Everything natural,like personality you represent here!Is not many artist giving me tears on my eyes,or goose skin...I was thinking what is wrong with people around,with me...WE CHOOSING EASY LIFE,EASY WORK,EASY ENTERTIMENT,EASY LOVE...when it's broken,it's called: complicated relation/like in facebook/Blues is broken-people music...LETS BE MORE COMPLICATED AND LETS BREAK THIS EASY CHOICES... ......YOU SAID IT... :love:

    I saw you and heard on QUEEN STREET and I love you - meaning the guitar sound,the music.Everything natural,like personality you represent here!Is not many artist giving me tears on my eyes,or goose skin...I was thinking what is wrong with people around,with me...WE CHOOSING EASY LIFE,EASY WORK,EASY ENTERTIMENT,EASY LOVE...when it's broken,it's called: complicated relation/like in facebook/Blues is broken-people music...LETS BE MORE COMPLICATED AND LETS BREAK THIS EASY CHOICES...
    ......YOU SAID IT...
    love

  • MarkMozaik

    MarkMozaik Hereford

    Hi Tom and listeners. Sat today with a brew (the tea kind)7/03/12 in Hereford on the street as i do. Spoke to Tom briefly, sat back and listened whilst watching the world go by. The music permeated my being. I could feel the creators way of being, which resonated with the piece of the land and his own aspirations for balance in the world. Excellent sound! I noticed others were captivated by this also as they stood or walked on in their day. Cheers for the sounds-a nice distraction today.

    Hi Tom and listeners. Sat today with a brew (the tea kind)7/03/12 in Hereford on the street as i do. Spoke to Tom briefly, sat back and listened whilst watching the world go by. The music permeated my being. I could feel the creators way of being, which resonated with the piece of the land and his own aspirations for balance in the world. Excellent sound! I noticed others were captivated by this also as they stood or walked on in their day. Cheers for the sounds-a nice distraction today.

  • Cup of Tea Lee

    Cup of Tea Lee Bath

    Really liked what I heard, got both your CD's. Keep sharing your gift to the world my brother.:)

    Really liked what I heard, got both your CD's. Keep sharing your gift to the world my brother.smile

  • Rab

    Rab Newent

    Tom, saw you today for the first time in Cheltenham and I was blown away with your music. You are on this earth to show people an amazing gift for have. I was hooked instantly and will be following you from now on. Keep it up Tom. ONE LOVE! :)

    Tom, saw you today for the first time in Cheltenham and I was blown away with your music. You are on this earth to show people an amazing gift for have. I was hooked instantly and will be following you from now on. Keep it up Tom.
    ONE LOVE! smile

  • neil

    neil cardiff

    saw you in cardiff.. amazing stuff i don't wish more artists like you existed as it wouldn't be special every time you hear it would it. incredibly moving. Your in the same boat as newton faulkner im sure you are aware of his brilliance too no need to tell you lol. lovely keep up the inspiring music my friend ;)

    saw you in cardiff..
    amazing stuff i don't wish more artists like you existed as it wouldn't be special every time you hear it would it.
    incredibly moving. Your in the same boat as newton faulkner im sure you are aware of his brilliance too no need to tell you lol. lovely keep up the inspiring music my friend wink

  • V

    V Cardiff

    As I said to you on Cardiff's Queen St. on a chilly afternoon - "Magic". I don't remember the last time I've been so mesmerised by music:)

    As I said to you on Cardiff's Queen St. on a chilly afternoon - "Magic". I don't remember the last time I've been so mesmerised by musicsmile

  • Ty

    Ty Cheltenham

    Hi Tom, I've not met you in person but I have watched you play numerous times in Cheltenham town centre and I look forward to working with you at the Embassy :) I have posted this site to my Facebook and shall be purchasing all 3 of your albums too. Carry on what you are doing!

    Hi Tom, I've not met you in person but I have watched you play numerous times in Cheltenham town centre and I look forward to working with you at the Embassy smile

    I have posted this site to my Facebook and shall be purchasing all 3 of your albums too.

    Carry on what you are doing!

  • Alex

    Alex Oxford

    Still loving listening to the tracks man... Played a couple to some mates here, you're getting a fan base ;)

    Still loving listening to the tracks man... Played a couple to some mates here, you're getting a fan base wink

  • JulieAnn

    JulieAnn Stonehouse

    I think your Songs are FAB i got one album when you was in Stonehouse & the new one last week in Gloucester , the first album reminds me of myself

    I think your Songs are FAB i got one album when you was in Stonehouse & the new one last week in Gloucester , the first album reminds me of myself

  • Daren Whitehorn

    Daren Whitehorn New Mexico, USA

    We heard you in Bath this past November 2011. It was great. Your music is very nice to listen to. So you know who this is, we gave you the silver pick. :)

    We heard you in Bath this past November 2011. It was great. Your music is very nice to listen to. So you know who this is, we gave you the silver pick. smile

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