HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I HOPE THIS MESSAGE FINDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WELL AND I HOPE YOU MANAGED TO HAVE A NICE RELAXING TIME OVER XMAS & NEW YEAR.
LAST YEAR WAS SO TOUGH FOR EVERYONE THE LOCKDOWNS AND THE UNCERTAINTY AROUND PLANNING ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING HAS ALL MEANT THAT I (LIKE EVERY PROFESSIONAL IN THE LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY), HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO PLAY LIVE GIGS AND EARN A LIVING (I'VE ONLY PLAYED 3 GIGS SINCE MARCH 2020). AND SINCE THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT IT IS NOW LOOKING VERY LIKELY THAT WE WON’T BE ABLE TO PLAY LIVE SHOWS/FESTIVALS, AS WE KNOW THEM IN THE UK UNTIL SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER, IF AT ALL THIS YEAR, UNTIL EVERYONE IS SAFE.
ALSO, IF YOU USE SPOTIFY PLEASE SEARCH FOR 'ALEX TAYLOR', FOLLOW ME, AND PLAY ALL MY SONGS ON REPEAT (CAN IDEALLY BE ON OVERNIGHT ON MUTE TO HELP GET THE STREAM COUNT UP). THAT WOULD BE AMAZINGLY HELPFUL AND I MAY EVEN MAKE A FEW PENNIES FROM IT.
I REALLY DO HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WELL. SENDING YOU LOTS OF LOVE. THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, IT MEANS THE WORLD! ATX
“Alex Taylor is a genius with a loop pedal… and his voice is stunning” Metro
Singer songwriter and loop pedal artist, Alex Taylor is a troubadour of World-class standing, already compared by reviewers to the likes of Bill Withers, John Martyn and Jeff Buckley.
His unique style splices elements of soul, nu-folk and electronica, with his “Dynamic solo shows… using pedals and loops to create a wall of sound” – Maverick Magazine (Four stars)
A festival favourite, Alex headlined the BBC Stage at Bristol Harbour Fest, and has played many other stages including Cambridge Folk and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, with previous support slots for Stu Larsen, Roachford, Jack Savoretti.
Downloads, streams and CDs available here, Bandcamp & Spotify, with a brand new album set for later this year. Join the NEWSLETTER / MAILING LIST for your free download and to find out more…
Stranger (Live at Aardman Studios)
Can’t Make it Alone (Live at Aardman Studios)
Goodbye On The Beach (Live at The Fringe, Bristol)
Can’t Make it Alone (Live at Sofar Sounds)
Cocoon (Stu Larsen Cover)
Wishing on those stars
Fire To Feed
Buckley-esque singer songwriter"
“A singer-songwriter of rare intensity... Echoes of Bill Withers' jazzy folky soul"
"Alex Taylor is a genius with a loop pedal...
and his voice is stunning"
“Dynamic solo shows, using pedals and loops to create a wall of sound"
Maverick Magazine ****
“The burnished baritone... who sounds like a calmer, more soulful Sting"
The Guardian ****
“Sings his own lyrics with a technical polish and an affecting, unaffected sincerity...
Irish Times ****
...that puts him in a category alongside contemporary male vocalists such as Theo Bleckmann & Kurt Elling"
Irish Times ****
“An intriguing mix which... elevates the songs above the usual singer-songwriter fare"
Acoustic Magazine ****
“Alex Taylor is One to Watch... if you like John Martyn, you may well love this guy"
Blues & Soul Magazine
“Taylor's debut LP displays quality songcraft... as well as John Martynesque jazz inflections"
"Taylor throws the kind of twistedly beautiful shapes on acoustic guitar that recall John Martyn...
...while his voice is a scratchy, committed thing
that can walk across a falsetto tightrope with poise...
...or howl like a wounded animal.
An Impressive introduction"