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. With new EP out, The Fountain caught up with Niall to discuss the new music and plans for the year.

TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Step By Step?

I’ve been overwhelmed by the reception. People have been so class with support and feedback. I’m delighted to FINALLY have it released. 

TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence? 

The record is a collection of stories from nights out to Edinburgh, Tooting to Ireland.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release? 

I’ve just begun filming a movie called Love Without Walls so I’ll be busy in London doing that for the next month and a bit. But we still have two music videos to release and the first full capacity gig in Nells, London on 25th June. I can’t wait!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I loved playing at Vince Powers ‘Powerhaus’ before Christmas. It was the last night before lockdown and something just clicked with the band and the sound and the audience. I’d love to do a really intimate acoustic gig in one of my old haunts at some point (The Antelope in Tooting or the Railway in Clapham) that being said, the major aim of mine at the moment is to get over to Ireland and play in the spirit store in Dundalk.