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John Mayer is an American soul and pop-shake artist lyricist and performer hailing from Bridgeport, Connecticut. These days, he's a world-well known genius, however like most likely a considerable measure of you out there, he was roused to play the guitar by none other than time-traveling troublemaker Marty McFly!
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John Clayton Mayer (born 16 October 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American singer / songwriter and guitarist who has been awarded a Grammy seven times. His songs combine the styles of R & B, rock, pop and blues.
John Mayer came in 1977, the son of Margaret (English teacher) and Richard Mayer (director of a high school) to the world. He grew up as the second of three sons to near Fairfield, where he attended high school.
Mayer played a while clarinet, but with little success. When he saw the guitar part of Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) in “Back to the Future”, he was interested in gradually for this instrument. When Mayer was 13, his father borrowed from a guitar for him, and a neighbor gave him a Stevie Ray Vaughan cassette, which awakened his love for the blues. After two years of practice, he started performing in blues bars and other venues. He was a member of a band that Villanova Junction called.
When Mayer was 17 years old, he has been treated for cardiac arrhythmia. Later Mayer described this as the beginning of his work as a songwriter. He wrote his first passages after his release from the hospital. After graduating John worked for 15 months at a gas station to get to buy his first real guitar: a 1996 Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Stratocaster Signature.
Mayer visited from the winter semester 1997, the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he but left again in the second semester. In Berklee he had initially wanted to develop as a guitarist, then focused but increasingly on songwriting. In an interview he said that later that he’s aim is “the best guitarist ever to be”, gave up at the beginning of the second semester, as it is unreachable. Instead, he recognized that what matters is to be “heard”.
Instead of continuing to study, he went in the summer of 1998 together with his college friend Clay Cook to Atlanta to pursue a career as a musician. Together they wrote songs and played in various clubs. After a while they finished their cooperation due to musical differences, Mayer remained in Atlanta and now appeared as a solo artist. During this time, Mayer began increasingly to play acoustic guitar, because it gave him the opportunity to also occur without tape.
With the help of Glenn Matuloo John recorded his first EP Inside Wants Out. Most of the eight songs are from the cooperation with Clay Cook, including the first successful single “No Such Thing”. For the first song “Back to you” was hired a whole band, including the co-producer of the EP David La Bruyere on bass. Mayer and La Bruyere then started a tour.
In March 2000, after an appearance at the South by Southwest Conference Aware Records, a young label from Columbia, noticed him. After several festival appearances published Aware in spring 2001 his debut album Room for Squares, but initially limited to the Internet. Under an agreement with Columbia Records this published album Room for Squares, which was revised artistically and was “3×5” adds the song in September of the same year. The album spawned several radio hits in the US shows, including “No Such Thing”, “Your body is a wonderland” and “Why Georgia”. 2003 John Mayer won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Your body is a wonderland”.
In 2003, Mayer released his first live CD / DVD Any Given Thursday. In 2003 appeared Mayers second album Heavier Things. Although the album was not as commercially successful as Room for Squares landed the album as well as the Single Daughters at number one on the US Billboard charts. This song was awarded as a result with a Grammy for Song of the Year. In addition, Mayer received a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal. 2006 Mayer was honored in the Songwriter Hall of Fame with the David Starlight Award.
In 2004, Mayer Live concerts of his US tour, they were on iTunes published under the name of AS / IS. Mayer was now firmly established, some companies discovered him as an advertising figure. Mayer was promoting Apple, Volkswagen and BlackBerry.
Change in music style
Mayer began working with various artists outside his genre. He worked on the song “Go!” Common (Kanye West, MK12, Convert, Jason Webb, Rosali), furthermore he was involved in Kanye West’s “Bittersweet Poetry”. Mayer earned praise from seasoned sizes of hip hop such. B. Jay-Z or Nelly. Mayer said when asked why he shows up in the hip-hop scene, “It’s not music out there right now. That’s why, to me, hip-hop is where rock used to be”.
During this time, Mayer began to change his style and to move away from acoustic pop more and more. In 2005 he started with blues greats like B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton or work with the jazz greats John Scofield and Herbie Hancock. Mayer was increasingly blues and jazz flow into his own music. In his style of play, he was inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray and Freddie King characterize.
John Mayer Trio and Try!
15 January 2005 at John Mayer met with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan on as part of a benefit concert for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. After this performance Mayer suggested to continue working as a trio, after which the three musicians in the same year as John Mayer Trio went on tour.
As part of this tour, the live album Try originated! John Mayer Trio Live in Concert, which was published on November 22 of 2005. In addition to custom written for the trio titles also a reinterpretation of “Daughters” and with “Wait Until Tomorrow” (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and “I Got A Woman” (Ray Charles) contained two covers of famous blues musicians. 2006 Try was! in the Best Rock Album Grammy nominated.
The Continuum era
The establishment of the John Mayer Trio was accompanied by the beginning of the recording to Mayers third studio album, for which he had previously hired Steve Jordan as co-producer. Continuum appeared on 12 September 2006 in the USA, on 19 January 2007 in Germany.
As singles “Gravity” and “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” were “Waiting On The World To Change”, coupled, the well-placed in the US charts. Continuum debuted at # 2 in the Billboard Top 200 and was twice platinum.
According to the critics, the album marks an important step in Mayers development as a musician, Mayer himself says that he had made by Continuum a leap forward. Overall, the album was well received and was nominated in 2007 as Album Of The Year Grammy. It won this award eventually as Best Pop Vocal Album, also Mayer was awarded for “Waiting On The World To Change” the Grammy for best pop song of a male artist (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance). Nominated Mayer was also in the best solo rock vocal performance category for “Route 66” from the soundtrack to Cars.
Just three months after Continuum published Mayer EP The Village Sessions, which he recorded with Robbie McIntosh. It contains acoustic versions of songs previously on Continuum or Try! had appeared, and a recording of “Waiting On The World To Change” with Ben Harper as a guest musician. The version of “Belief” included on the EP was nominated on 6 December 2007 in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category for the Grammy Awards of 2008.
On 1 July 2008 his fourth live album Where the Light Is Mayers. which was recorded on 8 December 2007, an extraordinary concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition to a solo performance both a performance of John Mayer Trio and an almost one-hour appearance with the full band are included. The album was released as a concert film for which some backstage footage filmed. Where the Light Is was nominated in the category Long Term Video at the 2009 Grammy Awards, for resulting in this concert live recording of “Gravity” Mayer Award of Best Solo Vocal rock category performance.
In addition, Mayer won with the song “Say”, he had written for the movie The Bucket List, in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category. Nominated was the title of best film song, moreover, Mayer was nominated for his collaboration with Alicia Keys at the title “Lesson Learned” for the award.
After more than a year’s break Mayer published on 17 November 2009 its fourth studio album Battle Studies, which he produced again in collaboration with Steve Jordan.
Mayer is committed to environmental protection and performed at various Benefiz- and charity events. In 2007 he founded “Another Kind of Green”, an organization that is devoted to the problems of global warming.
In 2002 Mayer founded the “Back to You” Foundation, which works with the aid of funds for health care, education, art and talent. It draws its funds both through donations and via organized by Mayer Auctions. After the Virginia Tech shooting, he joined with many other stars on a free concert.
As a sign of support for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Mayer took along with Sting, Suzanne Vega, Alanis Morissette and other musicians the album Songs for Tibet.
In 2003, Mayer got a Signature tradition company Martin Guitars, which was built according to his wishes and design ideas. The model is named OM-28 John Mayer. In 2005, a Signature contract with Fender. Here let Mayer to build two Signature Stratocaster, and a third Stratocaster with a characteristic “Racing Stripe” on the body of the guitar. In January 2006, published the second Martin Signature that OMJM. Similar to the first but slightly cheaper. In 2007 extended the range of Fender John Mayer Signature Guitars. In February 2009 it was announced that Fender and Mayer on a new version of the most famous guitar Mayers, the “Black Relic” work .. The guitar is called “The Black One” and appear in two versions: an extremely limited edition of 83 pieces and an unlimited available for a year cheaper variant.
John Mayer, who is a passionate guitar lovers and collectors, has today around 200 guitars. The amplifier, which he uses, were manufactured by Two Rock Amps according to his wishes and preferences.
In August 2006, Mayer started his own fashion label: JMltd. So Mayer expanded its merchandise to twice its old range. Monthly new garments are designed and released, also shoes and accessories are represented permanently in the range.
Mayer likes to play live and often builds new elements in his performance a. Although Mayer is more of a solo artist, he is not alone on the road. In addition to his band musicians such as Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, Brett Dennen or Colbie Caillat played in his line-up or as a guest appearance. At its this year’s summer tour of the US OneRepublic were as support it.
Mayer allowed Konzertmitschnitte and their publication as long as this is done without commercial background. Many concert recordings can be downloaded from its site. Mayer always maintains close contact with the audience, usually in a very funny and amusing way. Many people every Mayer concert described as unique as it is always good for a surprise if he is covering for. Example a song, which is very often the case.
Mayer has a number of tattoos. “Home” and “Life” are on the back of his left and right upper arm. On the chest is “77”, year of birth tattooed. In April 2008, the “Sleeve Tattoo” was stopped on his left arm, which includes Stevie Ray Vaughan’s initials and a red dragon.
2002 Mayer was engaged to Jennifer Love Hewitt, 2007 Jessica Simpson. By March 2009, Mayer was with Jennifer Aniston. At the Academy Awards in 2009 Mayer and Aniston were restarted officially as a couple.
Mayer has an apartment in SoHo, New York and a villa with recording studio in Hidden Hills, near Los Angeles.