Band page created in 2012.
Tristan Mackay is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who cut his teeth on the streets, busking his unique mix of guitar and vocal looping all over the UK.
As a songwriter, he independently released two EP's. The first, 'Tales from a Bedroom Orchestra', is a collection of six acoustic songs including 'The wine and me' which was used on the first series of the C4 show 'Skins'. His second EP 'Live from the lounge' is a spoof interview and gig for BBC Radio One's live lounge, made using edits of real shows mixed in with false responses.
Having been showcased on BBC Radio 2, Tristan is currently recording his debut album with Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan (John Martyn, Andrew Lloyd Webber). The Album is due out in Spring this year.
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From being the best busker in Leeds to having one of the most anticipated albums on Amazon, Tristan Mackay is Britain's long-awaited answer to John Mayer. Blending soulful blues guitar with a unique talent for crafting songs, Tristan Mackay is the name to look out for this year. On a quick trip back to Leeds before his album launch, I managed to meet with Tristan for a half hour chat before he was due on the BBC.
I [Kate Zezulka] meet up with The Bedroom Orchestra to discuss the controversial new EP. Tristan Mackay is apparently "all mine" for this interview – yes, that is a scary thought...
Live @ Angel's Share on Sunday, 6th May 2007
Tristan Mackay has played 13 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig
- 2013-03-08 @ O2 Academy Leeds
- 2012-11-09 @ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
- 2012-09-25 @ Brudenell Social Club
- 2012-03-04 @ Brudenell Social Club
- 2009-07-21 @ Cockpit
- 2009-02-01 @ Cockpit Room 3
- 2008-07-11 @ Cockpit Room 3
- 2008-01-13 @ Faversham
- 2007-12-02 @ Angel's Share
- 2007-08-08 @ Dr Wu's
- 2007-07-01 @ Faversham
- 2007-05-06 @ Angel's Share
- 2006-11-05 @ Angel's Share