Julian Taylor Band

Julian Taylor Band

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Julian Taylor Band hails from Toronto, and produces music of the rock, soul, R&B, funk & reggae genres. Fronted by Julian Taylor - formerly of Canadian rock roots band, Staggered Crossing (StagX) - the ensemble is supported by a core group of well-known and established Toronto musicians.

Biography

Julian Taylor Band hails from Toronto, and produces music of the rock, soul and R&B genres. Fronted by Julian Taylor - formerly of Canadian rock roots band, Staggered Crossing (StagX) - the ensemble is supported by a core group of well-known and established musicians who have played with acts such as K-OS, Johnny Reid, Sunriser and Colin James, among others.

Persistence and a hard-working ethic are are two traits at the core of Julian Taylor’s success. Julian is an award-winning, Canadian singer-songwriter who began his music career as a teenager playing at open stages around the Greater Toronto area. Those humble beginnings have led him down a storied path that includes the release of seven albums and 10 top-forty hit singles.

When you first meet Julian, he will impress you as a charming fellow - the kind who immediately makes you feel at ease. Underneath it all is a steely determination and tenacity that can guarantee success. A true music fan and accomplished performer, Julian displays a rawness on stage and in studio that is palpable. His vocal delivery gives expressive emotion to his well-crafted songs, resulting in energetic and entertaining performances. 

He listens to – and learns from – all genres of music, but Julian’s natural music tastes are rooted in his nurturing. Growing up surrounded by family members who were instrumentalists or singers, his music education began with the sounds of Motown, Blue Note, Stax and other great, timeless music. Julian began playing piano and singing in his church’s choir at the age of 5 and has not turned his back on music since - his passion for his craft is strong and deeply rooted.

Comprised of a group of veteran musicians, the Julian Taylor Band – Julian Taylor (vocals and guitar), Jeremy Elliott (drums), Steve Pelletier (bass) and David Engle (keys) – has released their new album, Tech Noir, to critical acclaim. Tech Noir ranges from the funky vibe of “Do You Remember” - a song written in memory of younger days spent running around the streets of Toronto - to the tender ballad “Carry Me Home” - a lament about the passing of his beloved grandfather, - to the soulful bounce of “Be Good to Your Woman”. “I feel like I’m in a good space and things are clicking,” says Taylor. “I’m singing, performing and writing some of the best songs of my life.” A culmination of all the musical influences that have touched him throughout his lifetime, Tech Noir is eclectic and versatile. It’s an album you’ll want to sit down and listen to, but, before long, you’ll be ready to get your groove on.

With all of their recent accomplishments in consideration, the Julian Taylor Band is constantly looking forward to bigger projects to attack. It is with their experience, versatility and passion that Julian Taylor Band has proven to be a driving force among Canadian musicians.

Lyrics

DO YOU REMEMBER

Written By: Dave Engle,Julian Taylor,Ben Spivak

Love. You're bringing me closer
I feel you breaking through
All the hard things I've been through
Don't you know that I'm the only one
To keep you on time
I know your heart is true
I've been getting to know you

Do you remember way back when
We used to chill with all our friends
Hanging out on those downtown streets
Finding a way to beat the heat
We didn't have a care at all
Do you remember way back when

I know. Those days they seem so long ago
Let's drive and roll down our windows
In time, we'll get to where we need to go
Where we need to go

Dreams. I'm overcome with memories
While my mind keeps wandering
And chasing the moon

Do you remember way back when
We used to chill with all our friends
Hanging out on those downtown streets
Finding a way to beat the heat
We didn't have a care at all
Do you remember way back when
We used to chill with all our friends
We used to chill with all our friends
Do you remember way back when
We used to chill with all our friends
Hanging out on those downtown streets
Finding a way to beat the heat
We didn't have a care at all
Do you remember way back when

I know. Those days they seem so far away
Let's drive and roll down the highway
In time, we'll get to where we need to go
Where we need to go
Where we need to go

Be Good To Your Woman

Written By: julian taylor

You’ve got to be good
Good to your woman
You’ve got to be good
Good to your woman
You got to be good to your woman
Good to your woman
Good till the very last drop
You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your woman, don’t stop

Love, Love come and send me a dove
Ooh when my baby touches me
I feel a pull from straight up above

You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to you woman
Good till the very last drop
You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your woman don’t stop

When things go wrong, she gives me everything that I need
Ooh when my baby caresses me
It gives me strength to get back up on my feet

You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to you woman
Good till the very last drop
You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your baby don’t stop
No, No baby don’t stop

It’s a trip, the way she’ll walk right into your life
Ooh when my baby kisses me
I feel an urge from deep down inside

You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your woman
Good till the very last drop
You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your baby don’t stop

You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your woman
Good till the very last drop
You’ve got to be good to your woman
Good to your baby don’t stop
Baby don’t stop
No, No, No, baby don’t stop
Oh, Baby don’t stop

Discography

2009 - Blank Tape Levy
2012 - Hey Hey Two Two (Live)
2014 - Tech Noir