Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Conor Maynard in Toronto - May 2012
Hailing from Brighton, England, 19-year-old Singer/Songwriter Conor Maynard's star is rising quickly as the latest hotly-tipped U.K.-import to make waves in North America. Maynard gained popularity after uploading a Series of Covers to YouTube late 2008, including a Version of Beautiful Monster by Ne-Yo which even caught that Singer's attention. Soon after, he was signed to Parlophone Records (EMI Music), a Label which knows well how to make a Superstar with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Lily Allen and more achieving success in North America in recent years.

Maynard's Toronto visit yesterday included a stop-off at MuchMusic's New.Music.Live, which saw Girls lined around-the-block in anticipation of catching a glimpse of the soulful Teen Idol and his brand of Electro-R&B-Pop. 

Earlier this rainy morning, he visited KISS 92.5 Studios with his Suburban stuffed with luggage, ready to continue on the next leg of his Promo Tour. Donning one of his signature Baseball Caps, Maynard was up and ready to go, stopping to pose for a quick Photo and spreading a bit of that infectious British charm over this way. He even signed an Autograph for my Readers!  To enter, click "like" on this Post at Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven on Facebook and also remember to follow on Twitter also here.  Winner will be selected July 30, 2012.  Good luck!

Maynard's debut Disc Contrast will see a July 30, 2012 release.

Check out his v. solid debut Single Can't Say No below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W. | Video credit: EMI Music)