Singer-songwriter DMac Burns combines elements of r&b, indie rock and reggae into heartfelt lyrically rich songs. Spending his early childhood in Queens, and then growing up in The Bronx, DMac was shaped by the wide array of culture that New York City has to offer. He cut his teeth playing in highschool punk bands at classic venues such as CBGB’s and The Knitting factory before refining his style in reggae outfit, Rocky and The Pressers. Since then he continued to surge through NYC’s competitive music scene as a solo act, or joined by bandmates, Rocky Russo and Seth Nicholson.
In October 2020 DMac released his debut self-titled EP featuring industry veterans Marc Campbell of MisterWives, and Jesse Blum of Twenty One Pilots. As pandemic restrictions were still in place, the album was promoted via a live-stream performance on local TV station BronxNet. Following the release, DMac went right back to work with producer Julian Giaimo to record his next EP in the Catskill Mountains.
While recording in early 2022, DMac learned he would become a father, prompting a radical change. Between dropping the singles, “Views” and “Hope” he relocated to rural Ireland so that he and his wife could experience a home birth surrounded by her family. Surprisingly enough, this city kid found himself at home raising his tiny daughter amongst the fuchsia and the ferns. Currently based in West Cork, he is preparing for a summer release of the new EP while playing shows with keyboardist / dub-specialist, Matias Saldivia who hails from Buenos Aires, but similarly found his way to this magical land. They debuted their act at the legendary venue, Connolly’s of Leap to a packed house in December and are currently planning a string of spring and summer gigs to support the upcoming release.