It was award winning producer, Martin Levan, who discovered the talented Tristian Mackay in 2010. After inviting him to his studio, they collaborated together to make the successful album, “Out along the Wire.” Mackay had many other musicians join him on the album, such as John Garden from the Scissor Sisters, and Pete Van Hooke from Mike and the Machanics.
The album was released in 2012 in which it received rave critical reviews, getting 4/5 stars across the board. The album also managed to get to the number one spot in the iTunes Blues Charts in the UK and Australia.
Mackay’s most famous songs are arguably, “Don’t let me in”, “Still here”, and “Lonely All By Myself”. His music is very Rock but with a soft side, accompanied with beautiful lyrics. Mackay is also said to be just as wonderful live as well. He is most reminiscent of Eric Clapton, James Morrison and John Mayer, so if you’re a fan of that type of music, make sure you check him out now.
“He’s very much in the Clapton/Knopfler/J.J.Cale mould, with a pleasant Britpop voice & an easy on the ear playing style.”- Blackpool Gazette
R2 magazine stated, “His songwriting is clever and elevate him from the herd. This is a fine debut.”