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Liam McKinnonCajon Player & Drummer


Liam is a percussionist from Bristol, UK.

As a drummer from a tender age, Liam is a versatile player across kit, cajon and percussion. As go-to cajon player for Canadian Hall of Fame inductee Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Liam has toured all over the world, performing on stages from the Danforth Music Hall (Toronto), to Union Chapel (London) and the legendary Troubadour in LA – and features on Page’s recent live DVD release.

Liam can also regularly be seen on-stage with legendary British comedian Boothby Graffoe, singer-songwriter Bryn Jones, and has previously played with Eric Hutchinson, Mike Evin and Wesley Stace, among many others.

As seen with

Steven Page

Steven Page

Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognisable voices in popular music today. The singer/songwriter is a founding member of Barenaked Ladies, with whom he toured the globe, sold millions of albums, and in 2018 was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


Bryn Jones

Bryn Jones is an acoustic artist, originally from the North of Scotland but now based around the South West and the Cotswolds. His style of music draws inspiration from many genres but primarily folk-rock, Americana and punk. Together as a covers set we play under the bill ‘Anonymous Sauce’.

LM & Wes

Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace is a man with a dual creative personality. He earned an international following as a musician for his work under the stage name John Wesley Harding, while as Wesley Stace, he's published a handful of acclaimed novels, served as a reviewer for a number of respected newspapers and magazines, and also written and recorded music of his own.


Boothby Graffoe

Legendary musical comedian Boothby Graffoe has performed all over the world and has won several awards, most of which he forgot to turn up to collect. Most recently he is found as go-to support act for Omid Djalili and Barenaked Ladies.


Eric Hutchinson

Eric Hutchinson is an international platinum-selling singer, songwriter and seasoned touring artist. He has shared the stage with acts such as Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, Ingrid Michaelson and O.A.R. His single “Rock & Roll” earned him his first gold record in the US and the song became a #1 hit in several countries.


...and many more!

Liam has also shared the stage with artists such as Kevin Fox and Craig Northey (as part of the Steven Page Trio), Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn (both Barenaked Ladies), Odds, Robert Lloyd, Chris Von Sneidern, Ronnie Golden, David Eagle and Henry Willard.


Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins is a pianist and Youtuber with over 4 million subscribers, known for tickling the ivories in unconventional places. I feature on his viral deep-sea stunt where we play "Under The Sea"... under the sea.

LM & Mike Evin

Mike Evin

Mike Evin is a piano-pop songwriter and performer based in Toronto. He’s earned a devoted following throughout North America, and has shared a stage with some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, such as Ron Sexsmith, Dan Mangan and Sarah Harmer.

Upcoming Gigs


Under The Sea

Spelling Sheep

Watermelon Sugar

Shotgun cover


Brian Wilson


My Girl

Covers medley



Feelgood Summer

Rock & Roll



A Reely good tour…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well did you know that a Reel is worth a thousand blogs? Here are... Read more
With the Steven Page Trio in Austin, TX

Blubbing Brit on a Box

Here’s a blog I wrote for Steven Page’s website to kick off the UK tour… Hello! As a re-introduction, my name is Liam,... Read more
Shotgun cover

Shotgun – cover

By absolutely no demand, I got the band back together. George Ezra isolated vocals backed up by my toy instruments. All first take... Read more

Interested in some cajon?

If you have an enquiry about a gig, recording, or just generally want a chat - I’d love to hear from you


Liam McKinnon is a cajon player, drummer and percussionist from Bristol, UK. Available for gigs and recordings.

Liam uses quality equipment from Meinl, Roland, Stagg, Vic Firth and Enya.

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