There’s no stopping 19 year-old pop wünderkind Conor Maynard. Hot on the heels of his sold-out London show he flew to Miami to record with Pharrell Williams who was blown away by his talent, inviting a string of high-profile musicians into the studio to meet and collaborate with him including Tyler the Creator and Ludacris.
And with word in the US spreading fast about Conor’s incredible musicianship and songwriting skills, instead of heading home he’s just been whisked off to Los Angeles to record with Ne-Yo, who was the first artist to spot his talent back in 2010 when Conor’s cover of his track ‘Beautiful Monster’ exploded over the Internet.
In the UK Conor has just hit the #1 spot on Shazam’s pre-order chart and the video for his debut single has had more than 2 million views since it went live a fortnight ago. With playlist rotation across the nation’s airwaves, almost 200,000 Facebook fans and nearly 100,000 Twitter followers, Conor is fast becoming the hottest male singer in the UK… and he’s still three weeks away from even releasing a note.
This is no manufactured pop act on a wave of carefully-created hype, but the real deal – a creative young artist whose talent and cheeky personality are capturing the hearts and attention of some of the world’s most credible artists alongside the legions of ‘Mayniacs’ who are growing by the hour as he reaches out to them directly.
Conor Maynard sets out on his very first UK headline tour in support of his debut single Can’t Say No, which is released through Parlophone Records on April 16th.
Conor Maynard’s Debut UK Tour
13th April – London, Superduperfly Club @ Jazz Cafe
20th April – Bristol, Academy 2
21st April – Brighton, Audio
22nd April – London, Dingwalls
24th April – Birmingham, HMV Library
25th April – Newcastle, Academy 2
26th April – Sheffield, Academy 2