Taylor Mckenna

Taylor Mckenna

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Taylor Mckenna continues to impress critics and gain fans around the country. His second album "The Awful Din" was released world-wide on itunes in September 07 and is already receiving praise. Taylor's music is extremely diverse, and is able to both soothe and excite an unforgettable way

Biography

Since the debut of his self titled album in 2006 Taylor Mckenna has accumulated a myriad of praise and accomplishments. Soon after its release, Taylor's first album won him the "Emerging Artist" slot on the 2006 Virgin College Mega Tour where he shared the stage with Yellowcard and Mae. He was chosen from hundreds of bands nationwide vying for the spot. Taylor continued to expand his fanbase by playing various festivals and receiving airplay on radio stations and podcasts across the country. Taylor then began work on his second album "The Awful Din" which was released in September of 2007 and has been grabbing the attention of critics and fans alike. Taylor's Myspace page continues to be flooded with interest and praise for his music, and is one of the most visited "Folk Rock" sites on Myspace.
Check out his myspace page www.myspace.com/taylormckennaband

TAYLOR'S MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED ON THE FOLLOWING RADIO STATIONS:
Alexa Digital Radio
New Artist Radio (The Indepandent Nation)
Indie Artist Radio (Indie Limelight Radio Show)
103.7 Radio L.A.
Radio Crystal Blue
Band Radio
Streetblast Radio
Celtica Radio
Toolshed Music Network
Outbound Music.com
RadioXfm

TAYLOR'S MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED ON PODCASTING STATIONS"
Indie podcasting.com
Music 4idpods.com

PENDING PRESS
DISCOVERING ARTIST.COM
UNSIGNED MUSIC MAGAZINE
HOLLYWOOD REEL TO REEL MAGAZINE
Dallas Morning News
The Observer

FEATURED ARTIST
PODCASTING.COM
"YOU GOTTA KNOW" Artist for April 2006 at
www.musiqtones.com
Purevolume.com September 2007

COMPILATIONS CD'S
"SMALL GUY MUSIC"
"ROCK THE TROOPS"
"RADIO BAND COMPILATION 111
"SHMUSICMUSIC AUSTIN 2007"
FESTIVALS"
"HEART OF TEXAS QUADRIPLE BYPASS"
"MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL"-CINCINNATI OH
"DEWEY BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL"-DEWEY BEACH DE

TOURS:
"VIRGIN COLLEGE MEGA TOUR 2006" -AN 18 CITY NATIONWIDE TOUR

MUSIC, PUBLISHING, PRESS CONTRACTS OFFERED
LOUD DUST RECORDING
ALPHA MUSIC GROUP
HARD PRESSED PUBLISHING
CRASH AVENUE
BLUE DOLPHIN MUSIC

Taylor Mckenna works from over 12 years of classical training and musical theory expertise to lay the foundations for his songs. Those who hear his music are impressed by how poignantly original it is. Taylor's roots are mainly Rock and Roll, Alternative and Folk. Although each style is evident in his songs, he manages to combine the genres into an entirely new animal.
DISCOVERING ARTIST.COM (Interview in June 2005 issue) states that Taylor has " intricate songwriting skills." His skills are not only intricate, but PROLIFIC with nearly one hundred songs to his credit! Taylor's songs will be available as "ringtones" beginning in 2006. Taylor music is being promoted at the MIDEM trade show in Cannes France.

Both of Taylor Mckenna's albums are available on Itunes, Napster, and Rhapsody.

Discography

THE AWFUL DIN: Purple Twilight, Smoke and Mirror, Give Me Something Strong, Off Living Life, Something Out of Nothing, Fly by Night, Top of Morning, Waste of Time, Simon Eyes, Ignorance or Bliss, The lim and the Lister, Aching, Loaded.
TAYLOR MCKENNA: The Show, Raise The Bar, Woo Hoo Hoo, She Walked Away, Sure, Eastern Shore, The Evenings, It Wasn't Easy, Now You Know, Like I Said, Time Gone, See It Through.

Set List

Purple Twilight, Smoke and Mirror, Give Me Something Strong, Off Living Life, Something Out of Nothing, Fly by Night, Top of Morning, Waste of Time, Simon Eyes, Ignorance or Bliss, The lim and the Lister, Aching, Loaded. Raise the Bar, the Show, Eastern shore,
She Walked Away, Sure, Gaps, It Wasn't Easy,
Woo Hoo Hoo, The Evenings,
Various songs from both albums
Covers vary from show to show.