Artists Like John Mayer (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

22 Artists Like John Mayer (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

John Mayer was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut,USA. He’s been performing since 1998, and in 2003 he won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” for his song “Your Body Is A Wonderland”.

If you like John Mayer and you want to expand your musical library, keep reading. We have found 22 artists like John Mayer for your musical pleasure.

Dave Matthews

David John Matthews was born in Johannesburg and moved between South Africa, the UK and the US whilst growing up. He started playing the guitar when he was 9 and started his career as a songwriter. In 1991 he formed the Dave Matthews Band who sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America during the decade from 2000-2010.

Ray LaMontagne

Raymond Charles Jack LaMontagne started performing in 1999 and has released 8 albums. He was woken one morning by his radio alarm with a song by Stephen Stills (“Treetop Flyer”). This chance occurrence began Ray’s music career. 

Matt Nathanson

Matthew Adam Nathanson is an American singer/songwriter and you might recognise some of his songs from various TV shows including; the 2016 World Series Poker in Las Vegas on ESPN, NCIS, Private Practice, Women’s Murder Club, Big Shots and Men In Trees. 

Jason Mraz

Jason Thomas Mraz is an American singer/songwriter whose debut album “Waiting for my Rocket to Come” produced the single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” that entered the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2002. He has sold in excess of 7 million albums and 11.5 million digital singles.

Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter is an American singer, musician and surfer. His self-titled debut album was released in 2004. He has released 12 solo albums, and he is a playable character in the video game “Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer”. 

David Gray

David Peter Gray is a British singer/songwriter. His first album was released in 1993, but it was the release of “White Ladder” in 1999 that gave him international stardom. It not only reached number 1 on the UK album charts, but also became the 5th best selling album of the 2000s in the UK.

James Taylor

James Vernon Taylor is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist. He has won 6 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He has sold in excess of 100 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most successful artists of all time.

Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys come from San Angelo, Texas, USA and are a musical group. They play a style of music that they call “Texican Rock n Roll” which mixes rock and roll, blues, soul, country and tejano. Their debut single “Heaven” reached number 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and also got into the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Train is an American group formed in San Francisco in 1993. They have released 9 studio albums and 3 compilation albums. Many of their songs have been featured on TV shows including; American Dad!, One Tree Hill and Family Guy.

Gavin DeGraw

Gavin Shane DeGraw is an American singer/songwriter. His song “I Don’t Want To Be” taken from his debut album “Chariot” was the theme song for the TV drama “One Tree Hill”. He has released 7 studio albums, 1 EP, 1 compilation album, 1 live album and numerous singles.

James Morrison

James Morrison Catchpole is an English singer/songwriter and guitarist. His 2006 debut single “You Give Me Something” became a hit in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Iran and Europe. His debut album “Undiscovered” debuted at number 1 in the UK charts. In 2007 he won the Brit Award for Best British Male.

Amos Lee

Ryan Anthony Massaro, better known as Amos Lee is an American singer/songwriter and musician. His manager sent a demo to Blue Note Records which earned Lee a recording contract. Since then he has released 5 studio albums and has toured as the opening act for many artists including; Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Merle Haggard, Adele, The Zac Brown Band and many more.

Jack Johnson

Jack Hody Johnson is an American singer/songwriter, film maker and ex-professional surfer. He has reached the number 1 spot with 4 of his albums and has also made a number of films.

Keith Urban

Keith Lionel Urbahn better known as Keith Urban was born in New Zealand. He is a singer/songwriter and musician who has won 4 Grammy Awards. He has released 11 studio albums, had 18 singles reach number 1 and 37 singles on the Hot Country charts in the US.

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum is an English singer/songwriter, musician and radio presenter. He has released 8 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 1 live album and numerous singles. He also presents a weekly jazz show on BBC Radio 2.

Mat Kearney

Mathew William Kearney is an American singer and musician, based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has released 7 studio albums, 1 live album, 10 EPs and numerous singles.

Paolo Nutini

Paolo Giovanni Nutini  is a Scottish singer/songwriter and musician from Paisley. His 2nd album “Sunny Side Up” debuted at number 1 on the UK album charts while his debut album “These Streets” reached number 3. He has released 4 studio albums and won numerous awards.

James Bay

James Michael Bay is an English singer/songwriter and musician. His debut album “Chaos And The Calm” went straight to number 1 on the UK album charts. He has released 3 studio albums so far and won numerous awards.

Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE, is an English singer/songwriter. His debut album “+” reached number 1 on the UK charts. He has released 5 studio albums so far, and appeared in numerous TV shows and films, notably, “Bridget Jones’s Baby”, “Game Of Thrones” and “The Simpsons”.

Sara Bareilles

Sara Beth Bareilles is an American singer/songwriter, actress and author. She has sold more than a million albums, and more than 9 million singles in the US. She has released 6 studio albums, 3 soundtrack albums and appeared in many film and TV shows including; “Lipstick Jungle”, “30 Rock”, “Girl Play”, “Sesame Street” and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!”.

Howie Day

Howard Kern Day is an American singer/songwriter. He self financed and self-released his 1st album “Australia” in 2000. He has released 4 studio albums and numerous singles and EPs.

Colbie Caillat

Colbie Marie Caillat is an American singer/songwriter. Her 2nd album “Breakthrough” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She recorded a duet with Jason Mraz “Lucky” which won a Grammy Award. She has released 6 studio albums and appeared in a number of TV shows including; “Três Irmãs”, “The Playboy Club” and “Majors and Minors”.

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