John Mayer

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

16th October, 1977

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.91

Andy Brown Is Finally Making Music He's 'passionate' About

By Clive King in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22 January 2018

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Andy Brown has admitted he feels he can truly be himself now that he is making music he is ''truly passionate about''.

Andy Brown feels he can be himself now he is making music he is ''truly passionate about''.

The former frontman of Lawson - completed by Ryan Fletcher, Joel Peat and Adam Pitts - is set to release his second solo single 'Talk of the Town', which is taken from his new upcoming album 'Cedarmont', and he admitted he feels ''so lucky'' to have support from his fans, ''old and new'' with his new direction.

He said: ''I feel so lucky for all the support I've had around the first single 'Landslide', and I'm so excited to now share 'Talk of the Town' with fans, old and new.

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John Mayer Cancels Show Over Emergency Appendectomy

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 06 December 2017

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The singer was rushed to hospital hours before his performance with Dead and Company.

It is not fun being super ill at this time of the year, and for John Mayer things took a particularly nasty turn when he was rushed to hospital to undergo an emergency appendectomy this week, just hours before he was due for a live performance in New Orleans.

Image caption John Mayer performing at Madison Square Garden

The 40-year-old singer went to hospital yesterday (December 5th 2017) to have his appendix removed following a presumed bout of appendicitis. The details surrounding his health are as yet unclear, but he was forced to reschedule a performance from the new Grateful Dead project Dead and Company.

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John Mayer - The O2 Arena, London 12.05.17 Live Review

By Jim Pusey in Music Reviews on 15 May 2017

Mainstream acceptance may still be eluding John Mayer in the UK, but it's pleasing to see that without chart success this side of the pond that the 39 year-old can still effortlessly fill London's O2 Arena on two consecutive nights. The second of these dates marked a hiatus in Mayer's The Search For Everything world tour, as he'll take a break over the summer to tour again with the Grateful Dead in the States. Perhaps it was a point of reflection on the tour as the set list was dramatically changed from the previous evening, resulting in a crowd-pleasing and occasionally exhilarating performance that the band also seemed to enjoy thoroughly.

The Search For Everything is a more eclectic album for Mayer, retreating somewhat from the foray into 1970's Californian Laurel Canyon Rock that he's recently undertaken. The accompanying tour seems to underline that attitude by delving deeper into his back catalogue in an effort to compliment his new compositions. That's also the key to why there are so few staple songs in the set, this isn't an opportunity to roll out the 'Greatest Hits' for Mayer, rather a chance to create a narrative with all the musicians at his disposal. There's a distinctly novelistic approach to the screens that sub-divide the set (five chapters including an epilogue), but the structure that's employed feels purposeful rather than pompous, leading the audience through a well-curated trip down memory lane.

The opening chapter featured Mayer's full six-piece band and indicated just how important Continuum is as a sibling to his newest record. Featuring 'Waiting On The World To Change' at the top of the show also felt like a sly political statement, especially when complimented by new song 'Helpless', but regardless of the narrative being built Mayer was already having fun, taking a brief opportunity to play solo with his friend Steve Jordan on drums early on. Three of the five songs played during the full band's introduction were new, but over the entire two-hour show it was older material that started to take centre stage. This shift was most apparent during the second chapter, an acoustic performance by Mayer, featuring rare outings for 'Walt Grace's Submarine Test', a cathartic 'Stop This Train', and an early appearance for 'Neon'.

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John Mayer performing at Madison Square Garden - New York, United States - Thursday 6th April 2017

Shawn Mendes: Songwriting's Like Love

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 16 December 2016

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Shawn Mendes has compared songwriting to love, admitting putting pen to paper to create music is the ''next best thing''.

Shawn Mendes says songwriting is the ''best thing next to love''.

The 'Treat You Better' hitmaker has a whole host of self-penned songs to his name and he loves being able to express himself through his music.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ''Song writing is the best thing ever next to love! Thats why it coexists so easily with it! (sic)''

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John Mayer at the 15th Annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' Gala Concert held at the Apollo Theater Honoring Dr. John and Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner - New York, United States - Thursday 27th October 2016

John Mayer - John Mayer seen at the ABC studios and performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead as Dead & Company. at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

John Mayer To Form New Group With Grateful Dead Musicians

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 06 August 2015

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The singer-songwriter and huge Grateful Dead fan will be carrying on the legacy by forming a new group, called Dead & Company, with three of the four remaining members.

John Mayer is to help carry on the spirit of the Grateful Dead, with the news that he’ll be forming a new band, called Dead & Company, with three of the now-defunct group’s four remaining members.

Guitarist Bob Weir and percussionists Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be teaming up with the 37 year old singer-songwriter, Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and Ratdog keyboard player Jeff Chimenti to carry on the legacy of the Grateful Dead, and will be making their live debut at a special Halloween show on October 31st at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Image caption John Mayer will be playing with three of the four remaining members of the Grateful Dead in a new group

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Katy Perry & John Mayer Back Together? Pair Spotted At The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 07 July 2015

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Katy Perry and John Mayer were spotted together at The Grateful Dead’s farewell shows this weekend. Fans of both singers are hoping this is a permanent reconciliation for the on-again-off-again couple.

Katy Perry and John Mayer’s on-and-off romance may be back on again. The pair was spotted being affectionate with one another whilst attending two of The Grateful Dead’s farewell concerts in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday (4th and 5th July).

Image caption Katy Perry and John Mayer have been dating on-and-off since 2012.

Read More: Two Nuns Are Taking On Katy Perry In Dispute Over Los Angeles Property.

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The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Show: Fan Rushed To Hospital After Falling 20 Feet At Soldier Field

By Elinor Cosgrave in Music / Festivals on 07 July 2015

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A fan was left in a critical condition after a fall whilst attending The Grateful Dead’s farewell concert on Sunday (5th July).

The Grateful Dead’s farewell show has been hailed as a success, both in terms of their performance and financial gain, yet there was also an unpleasant incident involving one of their fans. The legendary rock group performed their last concert together as The Grateful Dead on Sunday (5th July) where a fan was rushed to hospital after a fall in Soldier Field arena, Chicago.

Image caption The Grateful Dead performed together for the last time on Sunday (5th July).

Read More: Martin Scorsese Working on Grateful Dead Career-Spanning Documentary.

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American singer, songwriter and producer John Mayer was spotted as he arrived in to Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight out of Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th May 2015

Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Dating? Pair Spotted Shopping Together In Nashville

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 March 2015

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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.

Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.

Image caption Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.

Read More: Taylor Swift Calls Out Sat Prep Book For Misquoting Lyrics "You Had One Job Test People".

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Get Hard Review

By Rich Cline

Good

Audiences may be divided over whether this comedy crosses the line as it looks for laughs in racism and homophobia, but the cast and crew just manage to keep the movie's heart in the right place. At its core, this is another enjoyable bromance that uses cheap gags to keep the audience chuckling awkwardly. And even if the one joke requires a certain level of gay fear, the film has enough spark and personality to poke fun at what is clearly depicted as narrow-minded paranoia.

It opens in a ludicrously expansive Bel Air mansion, where naive investor James (Will Ferrell) lives with his shark-like fiancee Alissa (Alison Brie), daughter of his boss Martin (Craig T. Nelson). Then as he's performing a duet with John Mayer at his engagement party, the feds swoop in and arrest James for embezzlement. But his innocent plea is ignored, and the judge throws the book at him, sentencing him to 10 years at the notorious San Quentin Penitentiary. With 30 days before he has to report to jail, James hires his car valet Darnell (Kevin Hart) to toughen him up for life behind bars, assuming that because he's black Darnell must surely know something about prison life. Darnell needs the cash, so he plays along, turning to his gang-member cousin Russell (Tip "T.I." Harris) for some street cred.

The script adds some clever texture in Darnell's home life with his no-nonsense wife (Dickerson), who is bemused by the fact that her nice-guy husband is pretending to be a seasoned criminal. Like her, the audience is waiting for the sham to collapse hilariously around him, but the screenplay veers off in some unexpected directions that both increase the tension and push the humour closer to the edge. Even so, the movie's core issue is the gaping divide between obscene Westside wealth and the relative economic struggle in South Central. Although director Etan Cohen never takes any of this too seriously, milking every situation for maximum absurdity.

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John Mayer Praises Ex-Love Taylor Swift For Going Against Spotify

By Nick Hill in Music / Festivals on 10 March 2015

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During a recent interview, the singer-songwriter was only complimentary about the 25-year-old songstress, who he dated briefly back in 2010.

John Mayer is known to be quite the lothario as he has had a string of high-profile relationships in the past, one of them being with Taylor Swift back in 2010, but many may be surprised that the 37-year-old singer-songwriter is very happy to talk about his former flame.

Image caption Mayer dated Taylor Swift briefly in 2010

Initially their brief romance didn't end amicably as Swift wrote the track 'Dear John' for her 2010 album 'Speak Now,' and in response Mayer penned 'Paper Dolls' which is featured on his 2013 album 'Paradise Valley.'

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John Mayer and Keith Urban - 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 12th April 2013