Biography / Info
“John Myers is the reason why discovering new music from new artists is cool, with a voice as delicate as D’Angelo…his range when it comes to creativity hears and sees no boundaries” - BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE Born in Camden Town, John Myers taught himself several instruments from an early age, with the exception of the violin, which he was introduced to at the age of 8. Hearing the music of Scott Walker, Jimi Hendrix and The Modern Jazz Quartet played around the house was bound to have an effect on his future musical direction; he even liked AC/DC long before they became the favoured choice of Mondeo drivers. Already writing many songs, his time at Salford University studying Popular Music And Recording saw him forming his own band which toured the UK, France, Italy and Norway. He was also highly commended as a runner-up in the PRS John Lennon Songwriting Awards. Upon his return to London, he quickly realised an ambition of his to perform on Top Of The Pops as part of Shane MacGowan And The Popes, promoting Shane & Sinead O'Connor's single "Haunted". This led to touring work with Shane that involved playing many prestigious venues and festivals worldwide such as The Forum, The House Of Blues (LA), The Point (Dublin), The Fleadh (USA and UK), Montreux Jazz Festival, Roskilde (Denmark) and Pinkpop (Holland). In addition, he could also be seen on TV shows such as Late Night With Conan OBrien (NBC) and Late Late Show (RTE), as well as heard on live radio sessions for Radio 1. He was also featured on a wide array of recordings for acts such as Kylie Minogue, Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) and Mike Oldfield; being an in demand session multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, John continues to contribute to other recording artists' releases, as well as recently remixing a Jamie Lidell track. He has also been recently accepted as a member of Martin Guitars' prestigious Artist Relations Programme. With a Top 30 single co-writing credit in addition to having recently written with Universal artist Jack McManus and Kit Clark (formerly of the band Danny Wilson), he has also released solo singles and EPs on the Bluedog Records label via iTunes, including the electropop/soul gem "What Can You Do" . He is also a freelance music producer, having recently produced a Same Difference track with Pete Waterman for Sony/Syco, in addition to producing and co-writing tracks for hotly tipped girl band Red Blooded Women. He is presently writing with Same Difference for their second album.