“ALEX TAYLOR IS A GENIUS WITH A LOOP PEDAL… AND HIS VOICE IS STUNNING”
Singer songwriter and multi-instrumental loop pedal artist, already compared by reviewers to the likes of Bill Withers, John Martyn and Jeff Buckley, Alex Taylor is one of the shining lights of the acoustic scene and a troubadour of world-class standing.
His “Dynamic solo shows” are filled with energetic beats and intense, passionate vocal delivery, paired with dextrous and original acoustic guitar playing “using pedals and loops to create a wall of sound” – Maverick Magazine
Drawing on varied influences from a wide musical spectrum, Alex’s unique style splices elements of soul, nu-folk, electronica and more, to place his powerful-yet gentle, shape‐shifting voice firmly in the spotlight.
A festival favourite, Alex recently headlined the BBC Stage at Bristol Harbour Festival, and has played many other stages including Cambridge Folk and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals.
Touring extensively, Alex has notched up hundreds of gigs with previous support slots including Stu Larsen, Roachford and Jack Savoretti.
His critically acclaimed debut album features performances from members of The Invisible, Newton Faulkner’s band, Portishead and Massive Attack.
With festivals and tour dates in the pipeline, and a brand new studio album set for release in the spring, 2018 is looking good for Alex Taylor.
Wishing on those stars
Cocoon (Stu Larsen Cover)
Fire To Feed
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.
Taylor is a singer-songwriter of rare intensity... echoes of Bill Withers' jazzy folky soul
Taylor's debut LP displays quality songcraft... as well as John Martynesque jazz inflections
Paul Sexton, Music Week
Alex Taylor is One to Watch... Seek out his self-titled debut CD. If you like John Martyn, you may well love this guy
Blues & Soul Magazine
A singer songwriter with a compelling voice... Alex Taylor’s songs are finely crafted and topped off with interesting guitar arrangements, all of which adds up to a fine performer
An intriguing mix which... elevates the songs above the usual singer-songwriter fare
Alex is making quite a name for himself on the acoustic circuit with his dynamic solo shows, using pedals and loops to create a wall of sound with just his voice and guitar.