Mayer Hawthorne is actually Andrew Mayer Cohen. He is a producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, DJ, rapper & multi-instrumentalist based in LA. The stage name "Mayer Hawthorne" is a combination of Cohen's real middle name & the name of the street he grew up on in Ann Arbor.
My most listened to genre while growing up was Motown & other R&B. No wonder I am loving Hawthorne, who draws influence from the music of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Smokey Robinson & the legendary songwriting & production trio of Holland–Dozier–Holland.
Hawthorne's song, Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin' was featured in the finale episode of Ugly Betty. The song is used in the romantic scene at Betty's good-bye party when Marc asks Troy to dance.
What do you think? I dig it. & Hawthorne is so adorkable.