Julian Taylor Band
Toronto - Ontario - Canada

The voice drifting into the lobby from the soundcheck sounds so timeless it might be emerging from some ancient well of souls at the end of the world, but it’s also fresh and vulnerable.

Sometimes he sings in riddles celebrating sexuality, courting, pleading, lonesome and profound.  Other times, lost in the dreads, the voice comes up out of the shadow summoning ancestral tones of Maroon resistance or slipping into a high Mohawk register.

So…not a monotone experience at all. And well beyond stereo. In fact not of any one genre. Not limited that way. You get doors opening on doors. There’s no dissonance. In fact it’s a harmonic whole.

Not a revivalist, but a musical revisionist, Julian Taylor masterfully re-combines and updates the vintage sounds that inspired him, to create bold, innovative songs.

Taylor, of both West Indian and Native Canadian decent, is a charismatic frontman, prolific songwriter, and endearing individual – the kind who immediately connects and makes you feel at ease. That character of warmth and generosity permeates everything Taylor does. A calm, somewhat self-effacing person offstage, Taylor morphs into an intense, incendiary and almost shamanistic presence onstage. Toronto poet Robert Priest describes him as “the kind of artist forever in the zone, the voice limitless, the songs full of feeling and memorable hooks.”

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Label: Gypsy Soul

Genres: R&B, Blues

Styles: Soul, Blues Rock

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Time Soul R&B
2 Take What You Need Soul R&B
3 Back Again Soul R&B
4 Avalanche Soul R&B
5 Sweeter Blues Rock Blues
6 Learn to Love Soul R&B
7 Gone Soul R&B
8 Never Let the Lights Go Dim Blues Rock Blues

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Desert Star

Label: Aporia

Genres: Blues, R&B

Styles: Blues Rock, Soul

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
Coke Bottle Candy Blues Rock Blues
Say Goodnight Blues Rock Blues
Sweeter Blues Rock Blues
1 Just a Little Bit Blues Rock Blues
2 Bobbi Champagne Blues Rock Blues
3 Heard Good Things Blues Rock Blues
5 Desert Star (Who Could Ask for Anything More) Blues Rock Blues
6 One Time Blues Rock Blues
7 Pick You Up Blues Rock Blues
8 Take Me (Stay) Blues Rock Blues
9 Glass House (Acoustic) Blues Rock Blues
10 House is a Garden Blues Rock Blues
12 Feel Your Love (feat. Kinnie Starr) Blues Rock Blues
13 Hot Heels Blues Rock Blues
14 Tiny & Mighty Blues Rock Blues
15 That Spice Blues Rock Blues
16 Chemical Low Blues Rock Blues
17 Fever Blues Rock Blues
18 Get Loud, Pt.2 Blues Rock Blues
19 Set Me Free Blues Rock Blues
20 The Belly of the Underman Blues Rock Blues
21 Never Too Late Blues Rock Blues
22 In My Life Blues Rock Blues