While busking full time, Tristan was discovered on myspace by Grammy award winning producer Martin Levan (John Martyn, Andrew Lloyd Webber) who invited him to his studio to lay down demos.
In 2010 they embarked on a collaberation to produce Tristan’s debut album ‘Out Along the Wire’. With a team of outstanding musicians, including Pete Van Hooke (Mike and the Mechanics, Van Morrision) and friend John Garden (Scissor Sisters) as well as a cameo organ performance from Paul Carrack, the album of all original tracks was released 20th Feb 2012.
The album went straight to No 1 on the I-tunes blues chart in the UK and Australia and received a swathe of 4 and 5 star reviews. It was also record of the week on several UK radio stations including BBC Somerset and BBC Devon.
More info on Tristan’s website.
Don’t Let Me In
“Don’t Let Me In” from the album “Out Along The Wire” – Tristan Mackay 2011.
Tristan Mackay – Vocals, Guitars
Tim Harries – Bass
Peter Van Hook – Drums
Piano – J. Garden.
Produced by Martin Levan
Album available from Amazon UK download here