The Rescue Rooms archives: 2012

Tristan Mackay, Tristan Mackay live at The Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 24th May 2012
  • Supported by: Quist



Tristan Mackay

Tristan Mackay is already making an impact on the music scene following the recent release of his debut album 'Out Along The Wire'. The album went straight to no.1 on the iTunes Blues album chart above such revered artists as Joe Bonamassa, BB King and Eric Clapton. Tristan is now touring the UK with his 5 piece band to promote the album and his second single 'Last Love' which is to be released at the beginning of May.

London Evening Standard

'Mackay stands apart'


A sincere & finely crafted album that will stand up to relaxed after hours listening perfectly.

Music News

'A touch of class from Devon's aspiring Eric Clapton.'

Mackay is a mixture of James Morrison style vocals and John Mayer style music, with a gentle vocal that matches some of his sparse arrangements superbly. Don't Let Me In's opening chords further betray his love of 'Slowhand', in a late night ballad that could be a cousin of Wonderful Tonight.

The tender Last Love and slow waltz of Million Little Things display Mackay's accomplished playing even more...his obvious talent should serve him well.

Get Ready To Rock

Mournful vocals that bring images of David Gray and Paul Simon to mind. He also writes a lovely tune. The ace in the pack that makes 'Out Along The Wire' stand apart from the rest is the clean, Clapton style blues guitar flurries that permeate the album. The result is a blues based singer songwriter album that is immaculately played and produced. And something that's just a little different.

Guitar Techniques

If there is any justice in this world of music, this boy is destined to do well.

Americana UK

There's more to this guy than the obvious comparisons to the two James' (Blunt/Morrisson). It's a finely honed talent that can produce a debut which draws from so much and yet retains such a fresh sound.

Leeds Music Scene: 9/10

Tristan Mackay is Britain's long-awaited answer to John Mayer. Out Along The Wire restores faith in popular music as an expression of the soul, I loved it.