If there was one artist I wish I could get everyone to listen to, or see live - it would be Andrew McMachon (of Something Corporate and Jacks Mannequin).
Andrew is an incredible musician, who has delt with his own demons - He was diagnosed with lukemia shortly before the release of Jacks Mannequin's debut album 'Everything in Transit'.
I saw him live earlier this year, twice. I've never seen an artist bond with his instrument more then Andrew with his piano.
He is a true artist and an inspiring human being.
He has also just released a short documentary called 'Dear Jack' which features the footage of himself undergoing his cancer diagnosis, treatment and development. It is very inspirational and emotional.
I encourage you to watch it!
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