Garfield Mayor
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Garfield Mayor

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Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"Great"

"***** This music is great, until now I never heard of Garfield Mayor, but one thing is for sure, he's going to be a real star. "
- Nicholas, iTunes Reviews (Nov 27, 2007)


"Sense"

"One listens to Mayor’s hypnotic, atmospheric self-titled debut and it all starts to make sense" - Melinda Newman, Biography (Mar 18, 2008)


"Amazing debut"

"**** I have NEVER heard of Garfield Mayor before, but I decided to give this album a listen… It’s beyond fantastic. His sound is somewhat a mix of The Postal Service and Tegan & Sarah. "
- Anon, iTunes Reviews


"Fantastic!"

"***** This is my new favourite album, full of fantastic melodies and songs which really speak to you. Definitely worth a listen! "
- epip, iTunes Reviews


"Amazing First Record!"

"***** I just bought this album and I can’t stop listening to it. Mayor has a way with words and the warm vocals to enhance them perfectly. Beautifully written and beautifully produced, this needs to be on everyone’s playlist."
- Dfive5, iTunes Reviews


"Radio???"

“Just listened to Garfield Mayer's [sic] CD... AMAZING... Why isn't this all over the radio? Wake up people!” - Anon, Fantasy Book Critic


"EXTREMELY TALENTED"

"***** I first heard of these songs on Rob Thomas’ website. He apparently started a record label and signed Garfield Mayor. I can’t get enough of this album. LOVE IT!!! "
- Peace28, iTunes Reviews


"Songwriters Like This..."

Songwriters like this don’t come around very often… “I must say in a World too often defined by shallow, lifeless music, Mayor’s tracks really bring the world a breath of fresh air. It’s just damn. Good. Music. Love the album and look forward to hearing more.”"
- Candyman, iTunes Reviews


Discography

'Take and Take' - Album - RTEL/Sony BMG

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Bio

Puff the Magic Dragon and Oasis’s Liam Gallagher may seem like strange bedfellows, but Garfield Mayor has the two disparate icons to thank for where he is today. One listen to Mayor’s hypnotic, atmospheric self-titled debut and it all starts to make sense.

Mayor is the first artist signed to R Tel, the new label started by two of the music industry’s top creative talents: Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas and EMI Music Publishing executive Evan Lamberg. The pair is dedicated to providing a nurturing safe haven for burgeoning singer/songwriters to develop outside of the glare of a major label spotlight.

Mayor, who wrote, arranged and produced all the songs on his debut, weaves pop melodies around trenchant lyrics that are filled with disappointment, such as the tale of a selfish man trying his best but still falling short in his lover’s eyes in the haunting first single “Take & Take” or the flawed anti-hero of “Invisible.” Despondency has seldom sounded so catchy. But just as Mayor’s music threatens to slide into despair, a sense of optimism wrapped in a delicious rhythmic beat permeates the uplifting “Let Love Be Your Energy” and the romantic, sexy “Softly, Softly.”

“I get a kick out of blending all sorts of styles, really,” Mayor says. “I thought there has to be some way all these different types of music can exist in the same song. Whether you blend in a bit of jazz, a bit of rock or country, you can create new things from these sources. I always had an eye toward that.”

His vocal layering and intricate chord changes bring forth images of David Gray, Seal and Robbie Williams.

And now, he finally gets to share the album, six years in the making, with the world at large and make a connection. “I just want people to love the music,” he says. “Lyrically, it’s telling people that everyone goes through these tough times and you’re not the only one. There are other people going through similar experiences. I want to make people feel a little less alone.”