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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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  • Cliff

    Cliff Bath

    Have been listening to you for a long time in Bath streets. Just got the Woodsmoke cd , best yet Tom. Apreciate your philosophy on money but still can't believe your music hasn't reached the masses , it's original , soulful and beautifully constructed. You deserve more recognition for your talent. Merry Christmas Tom 👍

    Have been listening to you for a long time in Bath streets. Just got the Woodsmoke cd , best yet Tom. Apreciate your philosophy on money but still can't believe your music hasn't reached the masses , it's original , soulful and beautifully constructed. You deserve more recognition for your talent. Merry Christmas Tom 👍

  • Suzanne

    Suzanne Stoke on Trent

    Heard you at Bath Market and so enjoyed your music. I have been to Cuba a couple of times and your music reminded me of some of the bluesy type of tunes the quarters there play. Bought the album, but not had chance to hear it yet, but I am sure it will be good.

    Heard you at Bath Market and so enjoyed your music. I have been to Cuba a couple of times and your music reminded me of some of the bluesy type of tunes the quarters there play. Bought the album, but not had chance to hear it yet, but I am sure it will be good.

  • Joy

    Joy Wotton Under Edge

    Great voice. I was so impressed. Bath Market yesterday. And yes bought the album and its on its third run through. Keep doing what you so obviously love .

    Great voice. I was so impressed. Bath Market yesterday. And yes bought the album and its on its third run through. Keep doing what you so obviously love .

  • Chris

    Chris Churchdown

    I've seen Tom many times in Cheltenham High Street,and Gloucester Cross,and love his hypnotic guitar and gruff voice.He is a real artist,and I wish him every success.

    I've seen Tom many times in Cheltenham High Street,and Gloucester Cross,and love his hypnotic guitar and gruff voice.He is a real artist,and I wish him every success.

  • Dave

    Dave Peacehaven

    Saw and heard you playing in Stratford on Avon on Friday 25th Nov and just had to stop and buy a coffee and listen for a while then buy your "Love Like Fire" album. Wonderful.

    Saw and heard you playing in Stratford on Avon on Friday 25th Nov and just had to stop and buy a coffee and listen for a while then buy your "Love Like Fire" album. Wonderful.

  • Tel

    Tel Telford

    Apology, my last comment named the Album incorrectly should have been " Love Like Fire"

    Apology, my last comment named the Album incorrectly should have been " Love Like Fire"

  • Tel

    Tel Telford

    I was working in Bath on Thursday 24 October 2016, while outside taking a break having an original Cornish pasty for lunch and was mesmerized and taken away to a far away place by a very unique voice. Yes, I'm referring to Woodsmoke. He was performing his Album "Fly Baby Fly" absolute brilliant so well worth the value and I would recommend it to all.

    I was working in Bath on Thursday 24 October 2016, while outside taking a break having an original Cornish pasty for lunch and was mesmerized and taken away to a far away place by a very unique voice. Yes, I'm referring to Woodsmoke. He was performing his Album "Fly Baby Fly" absolute brilliant so well worth the value and I would recommend it to all.

  • Samantha

    Samantha Bath

    Listened to you yesterday afternoon had to buy your cd totaly mesmorising touched my soul.Good luck with all your future tunes & thankyou for making my whole being smile.

    Listened to you yesterday afternoon had to buy your cd totaly mesmorising touched my soul.Good luck with all your future tunes & thankyou for making my whole being smile.

  • Louise

    Louise Brecon

    I visited Cheltenham yesterday and was stopped dead in my tracks by your music. Had to buy the CD and I am now sitting at work listening to the beautiful spiritual mellow tones of the sounds you are making. Thank you!

    I visited Cheltenham yesterday and was stopped dead in my tracks by your music. Had to buy the CD and I am now sitting at work listening to the beautiful spiritual mellow tones of the sounds you are making. Thank you!

  • Gary

    Gary Cheltenham

    Saw you in Cheltenham today and was enthralled by your beautiful guitar playing and smooth voice. I bought your CD and look forward to listening to it. I'm sure it will be a regular friend in my car over the next few months .

    Saw you in Cheltenham today and was enthralled by your beautiful guitar playing and smooth voice. I bought your CD and look forward to listening to it. I'm sure it will be a regular friend in my car over the next few months .

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