“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”.
Sam McNally was keyboardist with the Australian soul/funk group STYLUS (released in the US thru Motown Records), and worked with the great Aussie vocalist JOHN FARNHAM, with 80’s super-group AIR SUPPLY, guitar genius TOMMY EMMANUEL, with TIM FINN (Crowded House) and SHARON O'NEILL, with (guitarist/producer) LOUIE SHELTON, SEALS & CROFT and DAVE KOZ; and with Marcia Hines (Australian Idol), Richard Clapton, and 70’s legends Spectrum (“I’ll Be Gone”), in 2011. Add: Dave Dobbyn, The Vita Beats, The Flaming Hands. He was Musical Director for UK folk-pop legend, Donovan, in April 2012.
Sam is Musical Director for Japanese vocal trio 'JOY2' (World Music/Health & Healing), and works with (soul/funk/R&B singer and bassist) DOUG WILLIAMS, and the N.Z. singer-songwriter JOHANNA ELMS. He recently recorded albums with Clint Crighton, Aaron Lyon and Joel Harrison.
Sam has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Macao, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, and Colombo; and in Los Angeles, New York and London .... as a performer, recording musician and music educator. Sam is currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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 plays the PX3, PX330 & PX130RD. See his live performance with Diana Rouvas at the Basement Syndey playing all three Casio digital pianos!
"Peace Entourage" (2006)