Niall McNamee is an Irish singer-songwriter and actor known for his own passionate, thoughtful and full-blooded songs.
He has starred opposite Pierce Brosnan, fought with Jackie Chan, played comic foil to Bono, and romantically duetted with Imelda May. Next up is a starring role in feature film Love Without Walls, performing his own compositions, as Niall's art and life come together.
A self-taught musician, Niall has been immersed in music his whole life. Throughout years as a struggling young actor, Niall supported himself performing Irish folk songs, resulting in his knowledge of traditional music growing rich and deep. But all the while, he was writing his own material, drawing on that heritage but pushing into contemporary rock and pop territory.
The 2021 EP release ‘Step By Step’, showcases the musicians deep love for storytelling lyrics. Touching on life experiences and human emotions, the five-track release narrates heartbreak, nights out, ecstatic joy and reflection.
‘China In A Box’ is about a loving, honest, yet fragile relationship and how these connections with a loved one should be cherished. Tugging at your heartstrings, the song is emotional and sincere, with raw pianos emitting a warmth and comfort.
Title-track ‘Step By Step’ speaks of a magical night with a love interest. Niall replays this dreamy encounter through enchanting melodies, a soaring string section and gentle guitar arrangements which tell a thousand tales. The simple instrumentation allows for his soulful yet gravelly vocals to burn brightly, pulling you in with each and every note and holding you captive.
Then there’s ‘Fishpond’ which takes a more pop route, bringing to mind the likes of Coldplay. The nostalgic tune looks back at fond memories with friends and the end of a cherished chapter of his life.
Having written and performed with leading Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May in the past, 2021 also saw their latest duet, ‘Don’t Let Me Stand On My Own’, feature on Imelda’s ‘11 Past The Hour’ album, an album that hit #1 in the Irish charts.
Niall has built a devoted fanbase and performed sold-out concerts at notable venues including PowerHaus, Dingwalls, and Dublin Castle among many other London venues; Dundalk’s Spirit Store, Dublin’s Grand Social, Workmans’ Club and Sugar Club and Sunflower in Belfast.
With a major film on the way, the single ‘All I Need’ released late in 2021, UK and Ireland dates supporting Imelda May and hos own tour calendar filling up, 2022 is shaping up to be a very big year.
This will be the BIG ONE 💕💕💕 11th November in Camden 💕💕💕💕 I’ll be finishing my tour of Ireland + UK in the incredible CAMDEN ASSEMBLY!!!! Tickets are now available at the link in the bio, Camden Assembly Website or at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/niall/camden-assembly/2022-11-11/19:30/t-dvandrx BRING YER PALS AND SHARE AWAYRead More 5th Jul 2022
From Karen Newman, Producer of 'Just Charlie' winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Jane Gull, Director of My Feral Heart, the UK’s most successful ‘cinema-on-demand’ film of all time, Hidden door Productions proudly presents their new music-drama, Love Without Walls. Love Without Walls is an uplifting story about Paul a young musician and his wife Sophie, a photographer who rely on their loving relationship for vitality when faced with extreme financial hardships. It is a character-driven musical drama, featuring a backdrop of blistering, original music written and performed by singer/songwriter and lead actor Niall McNamee. It is a story of love, hope and survival in the darkest of times. …To be released in 2022Read More 19th Apr 2022
Delighted to be appearing at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast which runs from 28th April to 8th May 2022. On Saturday 30th April I'll be supporting the wonderful Ciara O'Neill at the Sunflower Public House as she launches her new EP. And I'll also be appearing in the Festival Marquee on Sunday 1st May supporting the excellent Declan O'Rourke! More info at the festival website www.cqaf.comRead More 31st Mar 2022