Primary Instrument: Guitar
Guitarist Chris Taylor seemed to burst upon the scene with his release “Nocturnal,” (Abstract Logix) but the truth of the matter is, he is a well seasoned veteran with a lifetime of experience and an artist who is finally getting the recognition and accolades he deserves.
Taylor left the Berklee College of Music in ‘81 after three semesters to begin his professional career, and he’s been gigging ever since. “Basically, I ran out of money. The plan was to go gig for a while, make some money and then go back to Berklee. I ended up gigging for 20 years or so and never got back to school. And since then I’ve done every gig imaginable, some of which were great experiences and some I ‘d sooner forget, but you always learn something in every situation.”
Over the years, Taylor has played on innumerable sessions as a sideman and even contributed his own compositions on some recordings. But he had never taken the time to put his own album together, until now. “I never thought of myself as a leader,” says Taylor, “but I’ve been writing music since I was young in one way or another, composing is something that comes more natural to me in some ways than playing guitar I think. The last 10 years or so I have been trying to work more as a composer as well as in production , contributing tracks to TV shows, commercials, film and other musicians records along with doing quite a bit of mixing and remixing.
With “Nocturnal,” garnering favorable reviews, and the word on Taylor finally getting out, the years of dedication are reaping the results.