John Mayer

John Mayer

Biography

John Mayer (born 16.10.1977)

John Mayer is an American, Grammy Award-winning musician.

John Mayer: Childhood

John Mayer was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut by his mum, Margaret - and English teacher - and his father Richard - a high school principal.

Whilst attending Fairfield High School, John Mayer befriended the tennis player James Blake. He briefly played the clarinet, but became obsessed with learning to play the guitar after watching Michael J. Fox's performance as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. When his neighbour gave him a Stevie Ray Vaughan cassette tape, Mayer's love for the blues was born. His passion and determination for the instrument led him to be so singularly focused that his parents took him twice to see a psychiatrist.

Mayer started playing in blues bars whilst he was still at school, both solo and as a member of a band named Villanova Junction (named after a Jimi Hendrix song). After graduating from school, John Mayer worked in a gas station until he had saved up enough money to purchase a 1996 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster. When he was 19, he enrolled in Boston's Berklee College of Music. However, he left after two terms, to move to Atlanta with his friend Clay Cook, where they formed a two-piece band named LoFi Masters.

John Mayer: Music Career

John Mayer recorded an EP, Inside Wants Out, with many of the songs co-written by Clay Cook in 1999. The EP included Mayer's debut commercial single release, 'No Such Thing'.

In 2000, John Mayer performed at the influential SXSW (South By Southwest) festival and caught the eye of Aware Records, who included him in their Aware Festival line-up. The following year, Aware released John Mayer's debut album, the internet-only release Room For Squares. The album was then picked up by Columbia Records, remixed and re-released on a wider scale.

The album spawned a number of hits, including 'Your Body Is A Wonderland', 'Why Georgia' and 'No Such Thing' and Mayer went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

2003 saw John Mayer release a live CD and DVD of his Birmingham, Alabama concert, entitled 'Any Given Thursday'. Later that year, Mayer's second album, Heavier Things, was released and reached number on in the US album charts. Mayer also earned his first number one single, with 'Daughters', which also earned him the 'Song of the Year' gong at the Grammy Awards, beating both Alicia Keys and Kanye West to the title. He also beat Prince, Seal and Elvis Costello to that year's 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performance' award.

John Mayer has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including Kanye West and Common and has been praised by hip-hop heavyweights Nelly and Jay-Z. He has also worked with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Ben Harper, Herbie Hancock and BB King. Similarly, he has toured with a wide range of bands, including Maroon 5, Paramore, Counting Crows and Ben Folds.

The John Mayer Trio was formed in 2005, with Mayer, Steve Jordan (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass). The band opened for the Rolling Stones and released a live album entitled Try!. John Mayer's third studio album was released in September 2006 and was entitled Continuum. The track 'Gravity', which Mayer considers to be his career masterpiece, was included on this album.

In February 2007, John Mayer was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone's 'New Guitar Gods' feature along with Derek Trucks and John Frusciante.

2008 saw the release of Where The Light Is, a live performance by John Mayer at LA's Nokia Theatre.

Mayer performed an instrumental version of 'Human Nature' at Michael Jackson's memorial service.

Battle Studies was John Mayer's fourth studio album, released in 2009. The album debuted at number one in the US and the lead single was 'Who Says', followed by 'Heartbreak Warfare'.

John Mayer: Personal Life

In 2002, John Mayer briefly dated the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. He has also dated Jessica Simpson as well as the actresses Minka Kelly and Jennifer Aniston.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Stevie Wonder And John Mayer Honour Prince At Jam Session


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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosted an impromptu event at the No Name Club in Los Angeles, where nearly 200 people came together to pay tribute to Prince, who died last Thursday (21Apr16) at the age of 57.

Chappelle, who befriended the pop superstar after impersonating him for a skit on his cult TV sketch show, kicked off the evening by revealing a pal told him of Prince's passing in person so the devastated comedian wouldn't be left alone. He also took a moment to remember the other "greats" who recently died, including Garry Shandling and David Bowie.

Mayer took charge of the stage for most of the four-hour set, while Wonder intermittently performed throughout the night. The soul legend covered songs by Prince, Michael Jackson and The Beatles, in addition to singing his own tracks.

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John Mayer Planning More Shows With Grateful Dead Bandmates


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The two-night show at The Forum was unofficially billed as the end of Mayer's gigs with members of the Grateful Dead, but it appeared he had other plans.

Mayer told the capacity crowd, "At the risk of rocking any boats... we'll see you next year."

The New Year's shows were quite the spectacle, with late Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie and longtime Dead representative Bernie Cahill steering a giant joint around the arena, and superfan Bill Walton, a U.S. basketball icon, appearing as Father Time and brandishing a lightsaber.

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Katy Perry And John Mayer Ring In 2016 Together


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The on/off couple was spotted partying together at The Nice Guy and one insider insists the singers looked like they were an item.

Perry, who has been dating Mayer on and off since 2012, also performed at the club, reportedly singing a moody version of Carole King's (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman.

The private pair have always refused to address rumours about the romance, but Mayer and Perry also appeared to be together at mutual friend Allison Williams' wedding in September (15), when they held hands and sat next to each other.

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Billy Joel Performs In Concert

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Taylor Swift Hasn't Forgiven Tina Fey And Amy Poehler


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Taylor Swift still hasn't forgiven Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for poking fun at her love life.

The 25-year-old singer, who previously dated Harry Styles, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and is currently in a relationship with Calvin Harris, thinks the comediennes were being ''rude'' when they joked about her being a serial dater while presenting the 2013 Golden Globes, but admits they inspired her to write her hit 'Blank Space'.

She said: ''You know, you're sitting at an awards show, and you know there's gonna be a joke about you being a serial dater in the monologue, and you're just sitting there like, I'm 22, and this is rude. But instead of writing a song like, 'It's so rude, stop picking on me,' I kind of sat back and thought about how complex this character was that they'd drawn up for me. And I just thought, 'This is amazing.' I need to write a song from this girl's perspective. If you want to play this way, we can play this way, and I just decided to be her for one song.''

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John Mayer Praises Miley Cyrus' New Album


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John Mayer thinks Miley Cyrus' new album is a ''masterwork of whack genius.''

The 37-year-old singer-songwriter has praised the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker's new album 'Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz', which has received mixed reviews since it dropped, and admitted he's ''totally transfixed'' by the experimental sound.

Taking to his Twitter account last night (04.10.15), he said: ''I'm totally transfixed by this Miley Cyrus album.''

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Katy Perry And John Mayer's Family Plans


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Katy Perry and John Mayer have discussed starting a family together.

The on-again, off-again couple, who recently rekindled their relationship after splitting twice earlier this year, ''are definitely back on'' and eager to settle down.

A source said: ''After their last breakup in July, John realised he made a mistake letting Katy go. Katy wanted kids, and he wasn't ready, but now he's told her he's on-board.

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Tom Hanks Spent $35 To Officiate Allison Williams' Wedding


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Tom Hanks paid $35 to officiate Allison Williams' wedding.

The 59-year-old actor, who is a devout Christian, has admitted he spent the measly sum on a course so that he could become ordained and oversee the 'Girls' star and her beau Ricky Van Veen's lavish ceremony at the luxury Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, last week.

Speaking to E! News, he said: ''I studied the divinity. I studied as a minister for nearly $35. Out of that I have a certificate that makes me available for weddings.''

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Katy Perry And John Mayer On-again At Allison Williams' Wedding


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The musicians split last year (14) after two years of dating on-and-off, but they sparked reconciliation rumours in January (15), after they were spotted on a double date with Girls star Williams and her now-husband Ricky Van Veen in Los Angeles.

And now sources tell People magazine the singers showed their affection publicly at Williams and Van Veen's secret nuptials in Saratoga, Wyoming, as they watched their two friends tie the knot at the Brush Creek Ranch.

The insider tells the publication, "John and Katy looked happy. They held hands and sat next to each other during the wedding ceremony."

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Katy Perry And John Mayer 'back Together'


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Katy Perry and John Mayer ''held hands'' at Allison Williams' wedding.

The on/off couple appear to be back together after they were spotted being affectionate at the 'Girls' actress' nuptials in Saratoga, Wyoming, on Saturday (19.09.15).

A source told PEOPLE.com the singers are ''definitely back together'', adding: ''John and Katy looked happy. They held hands and sat next to each other during the wedding ceremony.''

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Allison Williams' 'stunning' Wedding


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Allison Williams' wedding was ''stunning''.

The 'Girls' actress married CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen in a star-studded ceremony at the luxury Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, on Saturday (19.09.15) and one guest says the serene wedding was beautiful.

A source told PEOPLE.com: ''The magical setting featured a small creek and spectacular views. It was a stunning ceremony.

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John Mayer Arrives At Los Angeles International Airport

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

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GRAMMY Awards 2015

John Mayer - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Katy Perry Hosts A Party At Her Home With John Mayer In Attendance

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John Mayer Visits Craig's Restaurant

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John Mayer

Date of birth

16th October, 1977

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.91




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