McNamara’s songs have featured on British TV shows Hollyoaks and Emmerdale, as well as gaining support from some of the industry’s heavy weights including BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio, and NME.
He has toured with Brits Critics Choice Winner James Bay. The Corkman was delighted to be asked to sing alongside one of his musical heroes, Paul McCartney, as well as Robbie Williams, and Shane Mc-Gowan under the name ‘The Justice Collective’.
This year is set to be the biggest and most exciting year yet for McNamara with the release of his debut EP.
I am 29-year-old from Cork. I am one of four with an older brother and sister and my mum.
I was always in bands in Cork growing up and I now live in Toronto, Canada, where I am making music full time.
I love checking out new music venues and also chilling out. Toronto has so much going on that I often feel guilty for spending nights in, but sometimes it’s necessary.
Lie ins for sure, I am writing lots of new music aimed for TV sync at the moment so I don’t have any 9-5, which is great.
Work creeps into every second of every day and night unfortunately. I find it really difficult to switch off work from downtime being self- employed.
I would go to Venice, I’ve always wanted to go. I would take my whole family with me.
I absolutely love Garnish Island in Glengarriff, West Cork. Or Dingle is one of my favourite places in Ireland to recharge.
I love catching up with family and friends as much as possible. Touring in Ireland is always nice when I can blend some family time with shows and catch ups with friends.
I adore rugby and boxing. I recently started boxing in Toronto and love watching rugby. I played for years but after too many broken bones I stopped playing!
Be entertained — favourite dish is pizza, tough to beat a good thin-based pizza.
Alchemy for coffee. Love Goldbergs for lunch, and Spitjacks for dinner.
I normally spend Sundays in recording sessions so when the evening comes around I love to relax and watch Netflix or just chill out.
The alarm goes off between 10am and 11am. I am trying to get up earlier and make the most of my days but it can be hard in the cold Canadian winters.
McNamara will release his deput EP April Fool on April 1.
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