The Genius of John Michael Mackfall


John is an experienced musician of many genres of music, who now concentrates totally on composing his own very original pieces of work.

His passion for music began at the age of four and led him to church music where he was a coveted boy soprano. In his teens his love of music developed into playing jazz, rock, even comedy and also big band music. He has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 30 years, playing in a diverse range of musical settings. John worked his way through the ranks of the club circuit to high society hotels – Café Royal, Governor House and Park Lane etc. A seasoned professional, he has traveled the world as a successful musician. He has an appreciation all types of music, the English composer Vaughan Williams being one his most cherished.


To me is simply - life itself

Born with a wild imagination, I have experienced the highs and lows of life at it’s extremes.

A composer should not only hear, but also observe and experience in order to feed his musical creativity.

Music is possibly the most powerful medium on earth.

Example: when the great tenor, Luciano Pavarotti passed away I composed a beautiful

piece of music as a tribute to his life, simply entitled Luciano.


Listen to an excerpt of the song, performed by the

accomplished tenor: Leroy Vickers



John Michael Mackfall – Mannalive Music
Composer and lyricist of fine music