John McNamara
"The Bastard made me feel insecure, He's So Good!" - Russell Morriss (Australian Music Icon)
"Soulful is rather an understatement... Listeners were hypnotised into silence by his raw rustic tone... A beautiful purity to his voice." BroadWay Baby -Edinburgh 2012
"An Exceptional musical experience... I felt nothing but a sense of privilige... A Deeply Satisfying show." - Three Weeks Edinburgh 2012
"Masterful Blues Guitar was Brilliant and Blisteringly fast...Resonant & Powerful\." - Rip It Up  Adelaide fringe 2013
"Exciting Blues... The Audience was mesmerized." -Rip It Up 2014
Australian Soul/Blues artist John McNamara released his debut Album "Alone With The Blues -One Voice, One Guitar" in August 2014.
John Won the MBAS Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Catergory in July 2014 and represented the Australian Blues in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan 2015!
John Won an Australian Blues Music Award (Chain Award) For "Song Of The Year" for his accapela tune "Burn, Burn, Burn" -Feb 2015
July 2015 John Toured all over Japan with Mr. big Vocalist Eric Martin and Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey. The Live Tokyo Show was aired on Japanese TV and the DVD was released in Jan 2016.
Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John Delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery Blues and Slick Guitar Playing making John McNamara the new artist to watch on the blues scene.
John has worked as a Guitarist for local and international acts and appeared on programs such as Chanel 10's 'The Morning Show' , Rage & MTV. Opening for acts such as Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jon Stevens, Rick Price, Diesel, Shannon Knoll, Russell Morris aswell as touring with Mr. Big Vocalist Eric Martin.
John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his guitar playing and powerful voice. With a style and delivery that stays authentic to it's roots.
John has Wowed Audiences and critics world wide. With 2 successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals under his belt (2012 & 2013) Two Tours of Germany and a Tour of Singapore and Malaysia!
John has become a regular on the Aus Blues scene, Playing Festivals and shows all over the country showcasing his unique talents.
"So much Soul and Edge for a young Man. If you put Jonny Lang, Chris Robinson , Diesel and perhaps Me in a blender you'll get a powerful cocktail for sure. But nothing will prepare you for the new taste of old soul that is John McNamara." - ERIC MARTIN (Mr. big vocalist.)
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