The stars aligned in the musical universe when Andrea Marr and John McNamara, both well respected and experienced Australian Soul and Blues artists in their own right, combined forces to become The McNaMarr Project. Together? Wow.
They’re right up there with the very best. In 2019 they released ‘Holla & Moan’ – their debut collaborative work. And the global blues and soul scene sat up and took serious notice, with great airplay support worldwide, and fabulous reviews likewise pouring in from all corners.
Now, three years and a whole new world later, The McNaMarr Project are back with their second album – Run With Me. Recorded under vastly different circumstances; without the atmosphere and history of Memphis, Tennessee, the feel and talent of the wonderful Stax Records Producer Lester Snell and those amazing Southern US backing musicians behind them and combined with all the restraints that Covid has thrown at musicians everywhere – the pressure was on.
Could The McNaMarr Project deliver on the expectations, both from within and without, for their next release? You betcha, baby. Run With Me literally bursts out of the blocks – bold, confident, immediately engaging and dripping with the soul, blues, sass and joyous vibe of its predecessor. This album is a statement, The McNaMarr Project is no flash in the pan.