William McCarthy




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The Story So Far...


William McCarthy was the primary songwriter in New York City bands Pela and Augustines, and is also a writer, storyteller and visual artist. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

In January and February 2016, he toured Europe and the UK with his first ever one-man show “Journals, Maps, Stories & Songs: An Evening with William McCarthy, received with great reviews and sold out venues.

“A jaw-dropping, knockabout odyssey”

“McCarthy effectively seized gentle command of every iota of emotion in the room”

Quays News

“His lyrical intimacy had struck a profound chord with each member of the audience”

Quays News

“McCarthy’s key message that he has a need to write and perform these songs”

“His power is mind blowing”

“He can take a room from engrossed silence to arms-in-the-air ecstasy in minutes”

Listen Up Manchester

“einmal Straßen musiker, immer Straßenmusiker”


Upcoming Shows



02.23.18 Burnstown, ON

Neat Coffee Shop - Tickets

03.02.18 Naples, FL

Naples City Live - Tickets

03.17.18 Tempe, AZ

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.19.18 San Diego, CA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.21.18 Los Angeles, CA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.23.18 Los Angeles, CA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.24.18 San Jose, CA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.26.18 San Ramon, CA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.30.18 Seattle, WA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

03.31.18 Seattle, WA

Pop-Up Show - Tickets

04.02.18 Vancouver, BC

Pop-Up Show - Tickets




Tour Videos



Keep checking here for updates and news from William McCarthy.



As more and more lovely stuff gets created, it'll be added here. Some of it you can purchase and, heck, some of it you can just take. 

All I ask of the freebies is you share it, make a little noise about it and, please, enjoy it!

And here's the next one! So many beautiful words said after I played this on the recent tour - it's an honour to put out my cover of the Sade song, By Your Side, which will also feature on my first solo album coming later this year. 


Share it, enjoy it - bm


Well here it is, my first solo song is out here and available.  Produced by Eric Sanderson and recorded after an unforgettable few months, please help yourselves 


Enjoy - bm


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