“The Bastard made me feel insecure, He’s So Good!” – Russell Morriss
Multi Award Winning Blues act John McNamara has wowed audiences and critics alike performing in UK, Germany, SE Asia, Japan and the USA.
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.
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 and been featured on Japenese TV ,DVD release. As well as 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 and drummer Pat Torpey.
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.
“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
“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.)