Mostly Mayer is a must see act for any John Mayer fan. Fronted by guitarist and singer Billy Ruegger, this collective of musicians delivers spot on renditions of Mayer’s most iconic songs in a captivating live performance. From his early acoustic pop, to his blues-heavy trio recordings, to his most recent work, Mostly Mayer reminds listeners of the many reasons we fell in love with his music.
Born and raised in John Mayer’s hometown of Fairfield, CT, Billy Ruegger enjoys an active musical life as an original artist, session guitarist and sideman. He has toured with reggae artist Mystic Bowie and has more recently performed with singer-songwriter Drew Angus and funk project Love Raptor.
Billy was a quick study on the guitar as a teenager, and would later earn his degree from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Upon his subsequent return home to Fairfield, he began incorporating some of Mayer’s songs into his solo acoustic set. It was then he discovered he had a true affinity for his music.
Since then, Mayer’s music has figured heavily into Billy’s musical life. In 2018, he formed a band and produced a live John Mayer Tribute at The Acoustic in Bridgeport. In 2020, he started a YouTube series on his channel entitled the Continuum Cover Project. In it, he recorded and released covers of all twelve songs from Mayer’s landmark album Continuum. Today, he continues to be inspired by and perform his music with the Mostly Mayer project.
With soul and honesty Elle Sera’s convergence of grit and grace separates her from so many singer-songwriters of today. You can do away with any notion that a singular genre or box would contain Elle’s broad songwriting styles and even broader skills as a vocalist. Effortlessly and authentically, she flows through blues, rock, pop and country wrapped up in a singer-songwriter foothold that stir together to set her soulful vocals on fire with dynamic conviction. With pure emotion and intention–all pouring out of a barely 5’ frame– it’s a true wonder to experience the size of her voice faceted with texture, power and deliberate sensitivity.
While her beginnings as a child were rooted in professional radio, TV, Broadway and film she finished her performing academics as an NYU graduate at Tisch. Leaving college, she began with teaching herself guitar and committed to songwriting. Through her lens of experiences on love, life, joy, pain, loss and spirituality Elle makes tangible her perspective in a way that draws the listener closer, hanging on every word and note.
She has continually traveled to share her music stateside and abroad throughout Europe, connecting with and inspiring audiences, as well now through online platforms and connections. There’s no end to what she’ll explore in heart, soul, music and creativity and that’s the beauty of Elle Sera and her music. Her doing so with authenticity, soul and passion will remind you that this is what music is about; connecting and inspiring us, engaging and putting us in touch with the parts of ourselves that yearn to feel.
This show is 21+.
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