Soul? Funk? Hip-hop? Rock? Jazz? Folk? This North London based singer and multi-instrumentalist of Irish parents, regarded by Blues & Soul magazine as “a face for the future”, isn’t too bothered with the straitjacket imposed by such generic terminology.
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”, playing with Shane MacGowan And The Popes. This led to touring work with Shane and Sinead O’Connor that involved playing many prestigious venues and festivals worldwide such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, House Of Blues (LA), The Point (Dublin) and Roskilde (Denmark). In addition, he could also be seen on TV shows such as “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” (NBC) and “The Late Late Show” (RTE) as well as heard on live sessions for Radio 1.
Featured on a wide array of recordings for acts such as Kylie Minogue and Mike Oldfield, he was accepted as part of Martin Guitars’ prestigious Artist Relations Programme in 2005 and recently remixed a Shelly Poole track for possible single release, as well as producing and writing for hotly tipped girl band Red Blooded Women. He has also recently co-produced a track with Pete Waterman for Sony/BMG act "Same Difference".
With a Top 30 single co-writing credit as well as a publishing deal with Bucks Music, he has performed solo at venues such as The Bedford and the Kashmir Klub, as well as debuting a live band last year. His debut EP release “Introducing John Myers” has just been released on Bluedog Records via iTunes, with an album due in 2009.