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I have been passionate about music my whole life. I starting playing at the age of 10 and gained guitar knowledge from my older brother (James). From the age of 14 I was teaching people privately and from 15, performing in Labour clubs in various covers band.

At the age of 16 I studied Performing Arts at Leigh College. This helped me to branch out and I begin to perform at weddings and corporate events. By the time I achieve my HND in Performing I studied a Jazz Degree at Leeds College of Music. This lead to opportunities working on Cruise Ships and play as a musician backing artists and tribute bands.

During all my studies and work I always had a passion for composing and arranging originals music. I have been in various bands over the years with various successes. I have recorded 100’s of songs fully produced and 1000’s of short demos. Creating music was a big passion and I was always prolific when it came to creating ideas.

After a decade of fully committing to being creative and working in schools as an instrumental teacher, I decided to get married and start a family. This is where I moved back towards my teaching and corporate work. I set up my own band which was a duo requests band playing weddings and corporate events. Gigs are always fun and lively. I started working for a college in Manchester where I achieved a PGCert teaching qualification.

With the addition of children, this is when I realised my passion for teaching. After teaching Diploma and Degree students in Manchester for 5 years I decided to create my own education company DMC Guitar Tuition.

So this is my story so far and I hope to extend this section in a few years with extra fun career experiences.


David McNamara


Career Highlights

name a few…...

  • Co written football song 'Bangers and Mash' with was released under Sony BMG (2014)

  •  'Save Me' synced to Irish teen prime time TV program

  •  Songs produced by Jim Lowe who has worked with The StereoPhonics (Dakota), FooFighters, etc

  •  Performed at Stratocasters anniversary at Wembley at the after show VIP party

  •  Numerous UK tours sponsored by Miller Beer

  • Resident support act at Liverpool Carling Academy

  • Supported - The Hoosiers, Rooster, Rick witter (Shed 7), Chris Helme (Seahorses), Blue Tones, The Towers of London, and many many more….

  • Channel M exclusive interview/gig documentary (The Cordels)

  • Winning Manchester, Chester and Stockport Battle of the bands within the space of 3 weeks

  • Signed management deal with Red Alert now known as Ask Me PR

  • Regular Guess Artist at Clint Boon (XFM)Tea Party Events

  • Headlining Warrington Festival



  • ND and HND in Performing Arts (Wigan and Leigh)

  • BA Honours in Jazz Studies (Leeds college of Music)

  • PGCert at Sussex University.

  • Child Protection and Safe Guarding Training

  • First Aider


  • Bimm Manchester specialising in artist development. HE and FE

  • Tuition in Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards/Piano and Composition.

  • Halton and Warrington Music service

  • Bolton Music Service

  • Creative Remedies, Warrington (people socialising back into society, Drug rehabilitation and people with disabilities).

  • Score Creative (Youth offenders, Children in care, Youth Café, Child Carers)

  • Instrumentalist Tutor in school Key stage 2 3 4 5

  • Alsop High school Liverpool - Instrumental tuition and classroom support



  • House band for P and O cruise liners

  • Resident party band at the Ruby and football finals

  • Wedding/corporate party band

  • Tribute bands - Abba, Beatles, John Lennon, Elvis, Jeff Buckley, 80's, Commitments, Free and Steely Dan.

  • Jazz Receptions

  • Steel drum corporate events

  • Solo Acoustic Vocals

  • Festivals

  • Much much more.....

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