The Water Is Holy

John Mackie is a singer/songwriter originally from Glasgow but now residing in the peoples republic of Salford.

His inspirations are from a wide range of varying sources, but his talent for touching, emotive lyrics and ear for melody give him a style that makes him stand out from the crowd.

John has been in various bands as creative influence in his career, notably The Broadcast, but now feels the time is right to ‘fly solo’ and venture forth alone.

Armed only with duel weapons of beautiful, poignant song writing and a voice that is both haunting and soothing simultaneously, all backed up by his melodic, hypnotic understated guitar playing, it promises to be a fruitful and exciting future for John.

Mr Mackie , who has graced the Aural Delights Shows and Podcasts over the last few years , has a new vidchip out of his excellent tune “Holy Water” and it’s rather fine.

Get on it!

Mackie

 

 

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Salford Music Scene – 18th September 2012

The final part of my four week preview of this years Salford Music Festival featuring a snap-shot of some of the 200+ artists appearing at 20 venues around the city from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd September.

You can stream the show from here…….

  1. AAAK – Out Here – Totalitarian Tip Toe
  2. Curry Quiche – Dry Handkerchief – EP
  3. Girl Peculiar – Believe – Single
  4. Miss Lucid – Another Pathogen – EP
  5. Saturday Morning Cartoons – Lady In A Radiator – Demo
  6. Sheena Bratt – Fire In Your Eyes – Demo
  7. Boz Hayward – Invasion of the Ditty Dots – Single
  8. John Mackie – 9.5 Grams – Single
  9. I Invented Fire – Absence is Distant (And Distant Works) (Radio Edit) – Demo
  10. Jed Is Dead – Damaged – Demo
  11. Silver Sound Explosion – Sidekicks – Single
  12. Kill Pretty – Breakdown Man – Dark Heart
  13. TeamAVsTeamB – That First Love – Demo
  14. The Fall – Lap Top Dog – Single

For details of all the gigs and all the venues go to the festival website

Salford Music Scene Radio Show 4th July 2012

On this show – which you can listen to here

1 Positronik Don’t Come Crying EP
2 The Fevers Heartbeats Like A Drum Single
3 The Imogen Styles Daddy Was A Dancer Demo
4 Effluence Stilts CatchRag
5 Annie If You’re Gunna Get Back Demo
6 Fall Fan Dave and the Laptop Dancers Dya Eva Wonder Pre-release
7 John Simpson/Ian Breen November Pre-release
8 Tall for Jockeys German Suplex Get Japan On The Phone
9 Naymedici Paddy McGhee Single
10 The Outreach Project Go My Own Way Demo
11 Twisted Hand Spear The 1982 Masters
12 Mount Fabric Curves and Corners Single
13 John Mackie Salford M44 Demo
14 Phil Davis and the Ninja Smoke Bombs Souls Demo
15 The Fall Zagreb White Lightning EP

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Salford Music Scene – 26th June 2012

Listen here

1 Twisted Hand One Day The 1982 Masters
2 Lucy Rhiannon Home Demo
3 Kit B Let’s Pretend Demo
4 Old House Playground Johnny’s Place (Rebitiko) God Damn That Gold
5 The Systematics It Hurts Single
6 Twinkle and Co Back Into The Light Demo
7 My Little Brother Nose Dive Demo
8 John Mackie Alaska Demo
9 English Mutts A Bar Called Despair Demo
10 Lucy Rhiannon I Wonder Demo
11 Twisted Hand Consequences The 1982 Masters
12 Salford Media City Long Deer is Awesome Demo
13 Sinister Chuckles Mono Brow Demo
14 The Fall New Face In Hell Grotesque After The Gramme

(Salford) Music Scene Radio Show – 29th May 2012

On this weeks show you will find the following (Listen here):

1 Sinister Chuckles Big Banana Song Demo
2 The Howling Pitbull
3 The Vex Fools Desire
4 Electric River Monsters Ball
5 AAAK Everything’s Real Totalitarian Tip-Toe
6 Danny Short I’m A Zombie Remnants
7 The Lazy Maybees Monkey Tree Lining Up Spoons
8 Fuschi4 Sinner Can’t Hold Out
9 Neuron No The Motivational Song Little Lemon EP
10 John Mackie 9.5 Grams Single
11 Wailer Pilot Study Duress to Impress Single
12 My Little Brother My Hypocritical Friend Demo
13 Twisted Hand Spear The 1982 Masters
14 Neuron No Sleep Incidents Little Lemon EP
14 The Fall Green Eyed Loco Man The Real New Fall LP

notes in respect of the above

  1. Chorley’s riposte to the Ramones offer an erudite exposition on the impact of yellow fruit on life – a demo from the increasingly infamous Sad Row Studios – https://www.facebook.com/groups/399163703431262/
  2. https://bobonscr.com/2012/05/18/head-north-young-men/
  3. as above
  4. as above
  5. The album gets launched on Sunday at the Kings Arms – more details here – https://www.facebook.com/events/399012156788771/
  6. New album from Tall Dan – a compilation of older tunes which have been fettled up – http://dannyshort.bandcamp.com/
  7. From the new album – catch them live at Night and Day on Wednesday – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lazy-Maybees/194897357220276
  8. From the recent album – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuschi4/219859931385895
  9. New EP from the titantic trio – http://neuronno.bandcamp.com/
  10. New single – launched last week at the Kings Arms – http://www.zylotonerecords.co.uk/
  11. As featured last week – quite a bit of a buzz developing about this lot – they are in Camden tonight – https://www.facebook.com/TheWailerPilotStudy?ref=ts
  12. Impressive song-writing from this group – download the FREE EP – Nosedive, at www.soundcloud.com/mylittlebrother
  13. Ultra rare recordings of the other band Mike Leigh was in when he was in The Fall
  14. as 9
  15. A Watts/Smith classic from The Real New Fall LP