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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.
 
 

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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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  • Jim Rush

    Jim Rush Hayling Island. PORTSMOUTH.

    Tom, a few years ago I stood and listened to you in Bath and bought one of your cd' s. My daughter is a singer and we both stood gob smacked at the Sound you were producing. Very good to see you are still out there. Very best to you for the future Jim Rush

    Tom, a few years ago I stood and listened to you in Bath and bought one of your cd' s.
    My daughter is a singer and we both stood gob smacked at the Sound you were producing.
    Very good to see you are still out there.
    Very best to you for the future
    Jim Rush

  • Steve

    Steve Cirencester

    Saw and heard you one day in my home town of cirencester. My daughter and myself took time out to stand and listen to your wonderful music and lyrics. You made such an impression on my 12yr old daughter I bought your CD for her. She is now hooked on your style of music and other similar world artists. I wish you and your family good fortune.

    Saw and heard you one day in my home town of cirencester. My daughter and myself took time out to stand and listen to your wonderful music and lyrics.
    You made such an impression on my 12yr old daughter I bought your CD for her. She is now hooked on your style of music and other similar world artists. I wish you and your family good fortune.

  • Justine

    Justine Andover

    Saw you today on Stratford and you are incredible talented musician loved listening to you and had to buy your CD will be playing to a lot keep on doing what you do . Really chilled thanks

    Saw you today on Stratford and you are incredible talented musician loved listening to you and had to buy your CD will be playing to a lot keep on doing what you do .

    Really chilled thanks

  • Corrina

    Corrina Stratford

    Walking through Stratford I heard I distant melody I had to investigate & that's when my ears were treated to Fly Baby Fly. I was instantly mesmerized by your incredible sound, your electifying musical ability & your awesome Aura. My skin pricked with delight as you jumped from 1 instrument to the next totally captivating me. Reading you website about how you live, it's a place I truly want to be. I'm just about to embark on 6 months volunteering round South East Asia, leaving my high paid job in finance to do something much more fulfilling & worthwhile. On my return I'm hoping to get out of the 'trap' for good & really embrace a much more positive & free spirited lifestyle. I'm so pleased I found you......thank you, you're an inspiration oh what we can all achieve x

    Walking through Stratford I heard I distant melody I had to investigate & that's when my ears were treated to Fly Baby Fly. I was instantly mesmerized by your incredible sound, your electifying musical ability & your awesome Aura. My skin pricked with delight as you jumped from 1 instrument to the next totally captivating me. Reading you website about how you live, it's a place I truly want to be. I'm just about to embark on 6 months volunteering round South East Asia, leaving my high paid job in finance to do something much more fulfilling & worthwhile. On my return I'm hoping to get out of the 'trap' for good & really embrace a much more positive & free spirited lifestyle.
    I'm so pleased I found you......thank you, you're an inspiration oh what we can all achieve x

  • Allistair & Sandra

    Allistair & Sandra Burton on Trent

    Listened to you while sat outside Nero's. Amazing voice; had to buy your CD. Lovely Sunday chill.

    Listened to you while sat outside Nero's. Amazing voice; had to buy your CD. Lovely Sunday chill.

  • Lauren and James

    Lauren and James Stratford-upon-Avon

    Stopped and listen to you playing opposite Shakespeare's birthplace. We noticed that you played multiple instruments and then as soon as you opened your mouth we HAD to buy a CD. We love it and can't stop listening to it. We love your philosophy and wish you the best on your future endeavours.

    Stopped and listen to you playing opposite Shakespeare's birthplace. We noticed that you played multiple instruments and then as soon as you opened your mouth we HAD to buy a CD. We love it and can't stop listening to it. We love your philosophy and wish you the best on your future endeavours.

  • Mateo

    Mateo Uruguay

    Hi Tom, saw you two weeks ago in Stratford. As a guitar player I knew I wouldn't regret buying your CD because every note you played there was perfect. I really like your positive attitude towards music and the community. Keep it up!!

    Hi Tom, saw you two weeks ago in Stratford. As a guitar player I knew I wouldn't regret buying your CD because every note you played there was perfect. I really like your positive attitude towards music and the community. Keep it up!!

  • Deborah Brown

    Deborah Brown Taunton

    Hi great music can we book you to play for us please??

    Hi great music can we book you to play for us please??

  • Catherine Hillier

    Catherine Hillier Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

    Hi Tom, I just saw you busking on Henley Street about an hour ago, and bought one of your CD's. Your music truly resonated with me and I couldn't help but smile at the beautiful sax and guitar melodies. I am a musician myself and your aura and talent has inspired me to have more confidence to experiment with my clarinet, sax and various other instruments. If I ever see you in Stratford again I will make sure to stop by and say hello in person. Thank you for making my day that little bit brighter, and I am eager to hear more music from you! Catherine x

    Hi Tom,
    I just saw you busking on Henley Street about an hour ago, and bought one of your CD's. Your music truly resonated with me and I couldn't help but smile at the beautiful sax and guitar melodies. I am a musician myself and your aura and talent has inspired me to have more confidence to experiment with my clarinet, sax and various other instruments. If I ever see you in Stratford again I will make sure to stop by and say hello in person. Thank you for making my day that little bit brighter, and I am eager to hear more music from you! Catherine x

  • Malcolm Wade

    Malcolm Wade Clacton, Essex

    Hi Tom Like Nigel we saw you in Stratford, I love music and the passion that musicians can exude, I play the keyboard a bit, but its not my field of expertise really, so I prefer to help the talented ones get even better buy donating, to be honest I could have thrown you a few bucks but I saw you were selling an album "love like fire" and did not have a clue what to expect, only that it may be a bit amateurish given its simple but very effective cover ..... WOW how wrong was I, my wife and I were on our way to a romantic cottage on the Lynn Peninsular for a week holiday away from the madness, I thought I would give the C.D. a play once we had settled in ..... very soon we had fallen into an arrhythmic trance .... my wife commented how beautiful the tunes sounded and the perfect setting that we were listening to its sweet melody made our whole week simply amazing. Since So glad we met you :) .... we have also downloaded "Song For Light Warriors" good luck with your career ..... Malc

    Hi Tom
    Like Nigel we saw you in Stratford, I love music and the passion that musicians can exude, I play the keyboard a bit, but its not my field of expertise really, so I prefer to help the talented ones get even better buy donating, to be honest I could have thrown you a few bucks but I saw you were selling an album "love like fire" and did not have a clue what to expect, only that it may be a bit amateurish given its simple but very effective cover ..... WOW how wrong was I, my wife and I were on our way to a romantic cottage on the Lynn Peninsular for a week holiday away from the madness, I thought I would give the C.D. a play once we had settled in ..... very soon we had fallen into an arrhythmic trance .... my wife commented how beautiful the tunes sounded and the perfect setting that we were listening to its sweet melody made our whole week simply amazing. Since So glad we met you smile .... we have also downloaded "Song For Light Warriors" good luck with your career ..... Malc

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