“The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).
Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his guitar playing and powerful voice.
John has worked as a guitarist for local and international acts and appeared on The Morning Show (10 Network), Rage & MTV. Opening for acts such as Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jon Stevens, Rick Price, Diesel, Shannon Knoll, Russell Morris, as well as touring with Mr Big vocalist Eric Martin.
In less than 2 years on the blues scene John has wowed audiences and critics worldwide. With two successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals under his belt (2012 & 2013), two tours of Germany and a tour of Singapore and Malaysia!
John released his debut Album “Alone with the Blues – One Voice, One Guitar” in August 2014. He won an Australian Blues Music Award (Chain Award) for his a capela tune “Burn, Burn, Burn” 2015. He won the MBAS Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in July 2014 and represented Australian Blues in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan 2015!
“So much soul and edge for a young man. If you put Johnny 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).
When: 2 October 2015
Time: 8 pm – Free entry
Where: Harmonie German Club