Garth Taylor

Jazz, Soul and Solo Musician - Johannesburg
Garth Taylor

 

Multi-talented is the word that best describes this singer/songwriter. Garth has been working hard with some UK producers on some exciting new material. The first single from this project is "My Girl" already playlisted all over SA and creating a lot of interest abroad!

A distinguished songwriter whose creative and unique style have made him one of South Africa's most renowned vocalists and performers. To call this adult contemporary artist `multi-talented' would be an understatement. Taylor not only writes all his own music and lyrics and plays most of the instruments on his songs, but he has produced, engineered and mixed the majority of his past albums too ~ and ALL self-taught!

As one of South Africa's most talented songwriters and recording artists, Taylor's focus for the beginning of 2007 was on recording his new album `Stripped Down, Soul'd Out'. This album sees Taylor going back to his roots and creating music that is true to his soul and reminiscent of his hit song Why. His music has matured yet remained true to what fans can expect from him, including overtones of jazz, soul and even afro-pop. He appeals to all races and ages of the South African music market, believing that "music is a universal language that knows no boundaries".

His debut CD single Why took SA by storm, with the majority of fans believing that this had to be an international artist (more specifically, The Lighthouse Family). Why was at # 1 for five consecutive weeks and received extensive airplay on all the major South African radio stations (Jacaranda, Highveld, 5fm, East Coast Radio, Heart 104fm) and has since become a classic. Taylor's second CD single, Only With You spent 6 weeks on the charts and has captured the hearts of many South Africans.

Garth Taylor

 

Taylor’s focus for 2008 was on recording his new album ‘Stripped Down, Soul’d Out’. This album sees Taylor going back to his roots. He will focus on creating music that is true to his soul and reminiscent of his debut single, "Why". "Why" remained at #1 for five consecutive weeks and is now a classic being on radio for 10 years..

Having recently relocated to Johannesburg from Durban, Taylor has created a first-class 7 piece band with whom he performs at numerous venues in and around Gauteng.

The newly-formed `Garth Taylor Band' has already performed for many large South African corporations such as MTN, Vodacom, Sanofee Aventis and Auditor General and is undoubtedly one of the leading live acts in the country.

Taylor's years of dedication and experience have given him tremendous confidence and enthusiasm on stage, giving the crowds a mind-blowing, memorable experience at each and every performance. Garth has shared the stage with industry greats, both local & international, such as Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler and the late Brenda Fassie.

Being a victim of child abuse himself, Garth always finds the time to help raise funds and awareness for foundations which rescue and care for abused children, such as SA for Kids and Bobbi Bear. Garth did a charity performance for Bobbi Bear in KZN which helped to raise much needed funds for the organisation and bring awareness to the reality of the pain and suffering of South Africa's children. He also recorded a CD single titled `SA For Kids, Celebrities Against Abuse' in which all the proceeds went to SA For Kids.

 

 

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