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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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  • Kev Gray

    Kev Gray Hereford

    Just lost Mum and couldn't listen to any music Then I sat at a table at an outdoor café and heard your sublime sound. Thanks Tom, your music started a healing process I thought would be a long way off. Magic

    Just lost Mum and couldn't listen to any music
    Then I sat at a table at an outdoor café and heard your sublime sound. Thanks Tom, your music started a healing process I thought would be a long way off. Magic

  • Josh

    Josh Leicester

    Heard you play today in Stratford. I'm a a mature musician myself and appreciate quality music. I was blown away your music and mesmerised. I of course purchased your album and is constantly being played in my car. Keep living the dream bro that's what life is about. Respect !!! Wish you all the best for your future.

    Heard you play today in Stratford. I'm a a mature musician myself and appreciate quality music. I was blown away your music and mesmerised. I of course purchased your album and is constantly being played in my car. Keep living the dream bro that's what life is about. Respect !!! Wish you all the best for your future.

  • Susie Rainger

    Susie Rainger North Devon

    Heard you in Cheltenham last week..so beautiful..bought your CD. Thank you x

    Heard you in Cheltenham last week..so beautiful..bought your CD. Thank you x

  • Karen

    Karen Bath

    Stood and listened to you playing yesterday in Bath - wow! Bought your CD and have played it at home all morning, just loving your sound very much. Thank you

    Stood and listened to you playing yesterday in Bath - wow! Bought your CD and have played it at home all morning, just loving your sound very much. Thank you

  • Mark

    Mark Cheltenham

    Heard you perform in Cheltenham today and was amazed. Best 'street performer' I've ever heard. Listened to a few songs and bought the cd. Thanks & best wishes for the future.

    Heard you perform in Cheltenham today and was amazed. Best 'street performer' I've ever heard. Listened to a few songs and bought the cd. Thanks & best wishes for the future.

  • NickJ

    NickJ Cheltenham

    Isn't life funny the way that you can turn a corner and stumble across moments that you don't expect, that surprise or amaze and that let you know the world is such a great place. Blown away by the live performance.

    Isn't life funny the way that you can turn a corner and stumble across moments that you don't expect, that surprise or amaze and that let you know the world is such a great place.
    Blown away by the live performance.

  • mick

    mick bath

    Walking through bath heard the music love like fire one of those tunes that struck me and had to have a copy carry on the good work stay safe

    Walking through bath heard the music love like fire one of those tunes that struck me and had to have a copy carry on the good work stay safe

  • Saria Mariyathas

    Saria Mariyathas Cheltenham

    Wow this CD has just blown me away so much I have gone on the net to see who you are Tom I very rarely slow down, but today you totally stoped me in my tracks in Cheltenham. You are truly talented, not surprising so many have done the same as I, and looked you up on the net. I had to call my daughter up while listening to you on the street & ask if she needed anyone at the Manor, but looks like the world is your Oyster “You have the Magic” Thank you Tom, you brought me joy (and looks like I’m not the only one) So glad I stopped & bought your CD Saria x

    Wow this CD has just blown me away so much I have gone on the net to see who you are Tom
    I very rarely slow down, but today you totally stoped me in my tracks in Cheltenham. You are truly talented, not surprising so many have done the same as I, and looked you up on the net.
    I had to call my daughter up while listening to you on the street & ask if she needed anyone at the Manor, but looks like the world is your Oyster “You have the Magic”
    Thank you Tom, you brought me joy (and looks like I’m not the only one) So glad I stopped & bought your CD
    Saria x

  • Anne

    Anne Cheltenham

    Wow, heard. You outside M&S , stopped in my tracks...had to buy the CD, please don't ever stop making music!! Xx

    Wow, heard. You outside M&S , stopped in my tracks...had to buy the CD, please don't ever stop making music!! Xx

  • Robin A Smith

    Robin A Smith Cheltenham

    Tom - Bought your CD today for my girl. She loves it. You truly are a very talented man and the real spirit of John Martyn. Love your music. Magic Stuff. Never stop. Thank you. Rob

    Tom - Bought your CD today for my girl. She loves it. You truly are a very talented man and the real spirit of John Martyn. Love your music. Magic Stuff. Never stop.
    Thank you. Rob

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