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John Mayer: Hammersmith Apollo, London

David Sinclair, The Times, 20 January 2010

GREETED BY a tumultuous wave of adulation, John Mayer arrived on stage looking like an all-American college freshman; pale trousers, trainers, clean-cut, preppy hairstyle. Halfway through the show he removed the shirt to reveal muscular arms so heavily tattooed that they could have belonged to someone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was a good visual metaphor for the slippery, chameleon-like appeal of the 32-year-old man and his music.

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