liam macdonald / bio, music and video
"...mightily impressed by a new talent." ~ MENSA Feedback Magazine
Liam Macdonald is a captivating performer and an award-winning* singer-songwriter who has earned recognition from audiences and reviewers alike for being that rare breed of artist -- a true original.* Liam's Verge CD was "RECORD of the YEAR 2004" at Radio Six International in Glasgow. To Stream, Download, and Buy Verge go to our audio store.
Known for his sophisticated, multi-dimensional songwriting and his superb vocals, guitar playing and all around musical artistry, Liam has performed for audiences in Europe and North America and has collaborated with master musicians from all over the world. He is a storyteller and a painter with words and music through and through, and his ability to connect with audiences transcends cultural boundaries.
Liam was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up there as well as in Manitoba and British Columbia. Liam's musical life began when he was in his mid teens, picked up his first guitar and fell madly in love with it. Very soon he caught the 'ear' of veteran jazz musician, the late Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabbyr (Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Professor of Jazz at the University of Montreal) who became a fan of Liam's original music and arranged for Liam to perform solo for auditorium audiences and on CBC radio with backup from Abdul Al-Khabbyr himself. Liam's music was first broadcast nationally during prime-time on CBC Radio One when he was 18. Since then Liam has performed at colleges, music festivals, fairs, coffee houses, night clubs, house concerts, and salons. The following quotes are excerpts from Liam's reviews:
"an aural treat by any standards - should be all over the radio - captivating - fascinating - multi-dimensional - mightily impressed by a new talent - an absolute gem, which you really need to hear - Liam's guitar work is stunning, his singing superb, even his whistling is of virtuoso quality"
* Liam is a 2 X TOP FINALIST in the Great American Song Contest for his song,"You Can Never Tell" and his instrumental, "Out of Nowhere."
Black & You by Liam Macdonald is featured on the benefit CD, For Africa Vol. 1. Proceeds from For Africa Vol. 1 are being donated to: The Water Foundation; IFAM; Sens Afrique; The Shaken Baby Alliance; and Amnesty International. To Stream it click on the CD cover image.
This music player contains demos, unfinished 'works in progress,' and live concert recordings, along with complete, published tracks. To stream and buy tracks from Liam's award-winning Verge CD (recorded with the band) go to the audio store.
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Video of Liam Macdonald at Andrea Clearfield's Salon in Philadelphia on April 24, 2016.
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