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JOHN THAYER - SINGER/SONGWRITER

JOHN THAYER - SINGER/SONGWRITER

"We did write a couple of songs together years ago" mentions singer/songwriter John Thayer about his younger brother Tommy Thayer, known as the lead guitarist in the rock band KISS.  "One that I remember that stands out is a song called Broken Arrow.  [Tommy] has always been very supportive of my music - giving me advice, tips, and some guidance - especially in the earlier days.  He was always more enamored with American guitar rock music than I was - Kiss, Aerosmith, Rush, Montrose - I always had more eclectic tastes like Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Steely Dan, etc.  We both have always loved The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Who though.  Tommy is more of an observer of my music these days."
Born in Portland and raised in the suburb of Beaverton, Oregon to an upper middle class environment, John, along with his 4 siblings were strongly encouraged to follow their creative talents by their parents.  "I have always considered myself to be a proud Oregonian" John states finding a majority of his inspiration to create songs on the northern Oregon coastline of Cannon Beach where he has a summer home.  "Cannon Beach is an arts oriented community and is a great place for solitude and creative balance" Thayer mentions. 
After honing in on his songwriting skills, John eventually came into his own Indie Pop style in 2013 with the debut release of "Laurel Street" on EON Records. Three years after the release of his debut album, Thayer's musical creativity continued to become more sophisticated with the result being his upcoming EP titled "Face to Face" which will be released on the same label later this summer.
Contrary to his brother Tommy's rock style, John's 5-song EP is introspective in its lyrical nature and delivers more of an ethereal harmony throughout the songs, with current influences coming from such artists as Aqualung, Keane, and Phoenix.  Songs like the title track "Face To Face" (the first single off the EP) is about the listener being swept away by a dreamy concept of love into somewhat of a fantasy world of make believe bliss, while the song "Angel" is about finding the perfect true love from something that probably doesn't really exist.  
"Face to Face was co-produced by John Thayer and singer/songwriter producer Rob Daiker (Meredith Brooks, The Fame Riot) at Commune Studios in Portland Oregon and mixed by Greg Collins in Los Angeles (U2, Matchbox Twenty, No Doubt).  



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