Born October 16, 1977; son of Richard (a high school principal) and Margaret (a middle school teacher) Mayer. Addresses: Management —Michael Mc Donald, Mick Management, 44 Wall St., 2nd Flr., New York, NY 10005.Publicist —Ken Sunshine Consultants, 149 5th Ave., 7th Flr., New York, NY 10010. Released album Inside Wants Out , 1999; released Room For Squares , 2001; Any Given Thursday , 2003; released Heavier Things , 2003; released Try!Louisville-born producer John Alagia splits his time between his room at LA's iconic Village Recorder studios and his waterfront studio on Maryland's Eastern Shore.A multi-instrumentalist, engineer, mixer and singer/songwriter himself, John established his reputation by recognizing and developing talent from the earliest stages and is responsible for the recordings that launched John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, and many others.For Teeth Sinking into Heart, she reached for an electric guitar and asked, “Do you want to be my sidedish friend?
The sophomore album was a two-disc effort: On the darker Elephants, Yamagata’s cracked whisper trails off into lengthy, acoustic meditations.He collaborated with several blues legends and began recording with a tight trio.Though such a move generated some predictable criticism, given his musical reputation and middle-class upbringing, his recordings with the trio have earned him a measure of critical respect as well as continued commercial success.One of the most successful pop singers of the 2000s, John Mayer was pigeonholed early as a soft, sensitive songwriter, and has since put much of his energy into defying that label.In four years, he won five Grammy Awards, including three for best male pop vocal performance.Three of his major-label studio albums have gone platinum or multi-platinum.His best-known song, "Your Body Is a Wonderland," established him as a romantic heartthrob, but when the most sentimental song on his second album, "Daughters," was released as a single despite his objections and became a huge hit, Mayer decided to alter his career by emphasizing his work as a blues guitarist.Alagia has worked with artists including Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Serena Ryder, Brett Dennen, Rachael Yamagata, Ben Folds and many others.In his early years, Alagia honed his recording and production skills with friend, Douglas Derryberry at Rutabaga Studios in Arlington, VA.As of today, we live in a modern world that is ruled by some wrong values such as greed, money and fame."Give Us Back Love" is a prayer for the return of love and that message might resonate with how people feel.