Tacheles 2021

A Journey to the Universe

Tacheles 2021


Tacheles 2021

Release date: 2021-05-01




Guitarist & composer from Berlin. John Mai grew up in Berlin Gropiusstadt under typical circumstances not far from the Berlin Wall in the middle of a high-rise estate. In the 80s there were the typical groups of poppers, punks, rockabillies, skinheads and heavy metallers with leather robes and long hair that he confessed to. The thumb law often counted in the social hotspot – crime, violence and drug abuse were part of everyday life.

The metaller was inevitable due to the musical direction that started with the first AC / DC albums. The first three-man band was formed at the age of nine. At the time, the equipment consisted of a no-name bass and an old tube radio that was converted into an amplifier. But then he discovered a love for the guitar that he couldn’t let go of.

He played guitar regularly until the age of 22 and also made an appearance from time to time. When he started his own family and started his professional career, he lost track of music. It wasn’t until 2008, when he was in the musical about the dance of the vampires, that he rediscovered his deep love for music and went to singing lessons a year later. At the beginning of 2014 he started playing the guitar again and wrote his own songs with German lyrics on topics and stories that move his heart.

Numerous live performances followed. At the beginning of 2020 he decided to only produce instrumental music.