Garfield Mayor is an English singer-songwriter who loves making records.
Picking up the guitar at age 14, he had his first tape-machine by 16, and has been writing, recording and performing ever since.
His songwriting has been described as “… of the most timeless and special I have ever heard” (Evan Lamberg, President, Universal Music Publishing) and has been likened to such talents as Seal, Jeff Lynne and Joan Armitrading (alongside whom he was invited to perform on her farewell tour in 2015).
In March 2015 Garfield released his critically acclaimed debut album “Take and Take”, garnering such comments as being “…loaded with songs that belong on every radio and in every house” (Merck Mercuriadis – Manager of Joss Stone/Elton John, Morrisey/Guns N Roses) and “…full of ‘I wish I’d written that’ songs” (Rob Thomas – 3 x Grammy Award winning Singer/Songwriter – Matchbox 20/Santana).
In early 2018 Mayor brought together a stellar line-up of musicians (Ben Haines/Jason Page/Drew Coleman) to form The B-Side Band. Recent performances have revealed a number of as yet un-released songs, fueling rumours that the long-awaited follow-up album may finally be on it’s way…
Influenced by the class and breadth of Paul Simon’s pen, the aesthetic of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, the hybrid sound of David Gray through to Kasabian, and the attitude that the best of any genre deserves due respect, Garfield Mayor’s music is diverse yet familiar all at the same time.
He has performed in London, Nashville, New York, Paris, and Charleston, whilst other accolades include being nominated for UK Emerging Talent Awards Best Solo Artist and People’s Choice Award, Ultimate Ears ‘Artist to Watch’, and Hollywood Music in Media Best Video for “Take and Take”.
Garfield lives in England with his wife and two sons.