Sam McNally was keyboardist with Australia’s premier ‘white soul’ group STYLUS (released in the US thru Motown Records), and worked with the great Aussie vocalist:JOHN FARNHAM, with 80s super group AIR SUPPLY, guitar genius TOMMY EMMANUEL, with TIM FINN (Crowded House) and SHARON O'NEILL, with guitarist/ producer LOUIE SHELTON,SEALS and CROFT and DAVE KOZ; and with Marcia Hines (Australian Idol), Richard Clapton and 1970’s legends Spectrum (“I’ll Be Gone”), in 2011. He was Musical Director for UK folk-pop legend, Donovan, in April 2012, and toured with Taylor Dayne in 2013.Sam is Musical Director for Japanese vocal trio 'JOY2' (World Music/Health & Healing), and works with (American soul/funk/R&B singer and bassist) DOUG WILLIAMS, ‘The Voice’ finalist Diana Rouvas, and N.Z. singer-songwriter JOHANNA ELMS. He recently recorded albums with Clint Crighton, Aaron Lyon, Joel Harrison and Linda Wood.Sam has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Macao, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, New Delhi, Jakarta, Singapore and Colombo; and in Los Angeles, New York and London, as a performer, recording musician and music educator. Contracts have included the Shinjuku Hilton (Tokyo), The Colombo Swimming Club (Sri Lanka), the Maurya Sheraton (New Delhi) and “True Color” in Shenzhen.Sam has recorded numerous albums of his own including the Smooth Jazz CD "Jubilation" (2003) and relaxation music CD "Peace Entourage" (2006). He also co-runs a production business (Song 1st Music), doing radio jingles and song production."Sam McNally has long been regarded as one of the finest jazz-funk keyboardists Australia has ever produced. He made a massive contribution to the success of pioneering jazzfusionfunk band Stylus in the 1970s and has continued to be at the heart of countless superb bands since, including those of John Farnham, Tim Finn, Tommy Emmanuel, Air Supply and Doug Williams". (www.bluebeat.com.au) - See more at: http://www.aim.edu.au/teachers/sam-mcnally#sthash.0IhQpx30.dpuf

 

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