Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Chris Isaak and Tom Waits.
He has had extensive coverage and outstanding reviews in publications such as ‘Uncut’, ‘Maverick’, ‘Classic Rock’, ‘Acoustic Guitar’ and ‘Rock N’ Reel’ to name but a few, and has been often accredited by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris and was asked to feature on his show twice consecutively.
The past coulpe of years has seen Sean’s profile rocket – amongst an impressive array of festival appearances and a hugely successful September tour, Sean was also asked to represent the UK music industry and perform at the Labour Party Creative Network Launch (Sept 2011) – hosted by Ed Milliband – and was subsequently featured on the front page of Music Week.
Sean’s fourth album ‘Walk With Me’ has been recently re-released (SGO) and has been attracting incredible reviews in major music press. The album was produced by Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, The Waterboys), and features pedal steel legend BJ Cole as well as a stellar array of other musicians including Vyvienne Long (Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan) and Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter).
Ever the prolific worker, Sean is releasing his fifth studio album ‘Love Against Death’ in March – supported by a national tour. The album was recorded in Austin, Texas and is easily his best yet.
‘Atmospheric ... fabulous music…’ BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2
‘A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn’ Q
‘Sean Taylor is the king of singer songwriter styling ... mesmerising ... A classic album’ MAVERICK
‘prodigiously talented singer songwriter ... touchstones would be Tom Waits and John Martyn’ R2
'formidable and skilled ... pleasingly atmospheric ... recalls Chris Isaak ‘ * * * * UNCUT
'slow burn songwriting...a pleasure... positively aches... Big things await' CLASSIC ROCK
‘the raw beauty of the guitar and piano ... fresh, cliché free and tugs at the soul.’ ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE
‘A consummate artist … compelling … exquisite … original and supremely distinctive’ FROOTS
‘A star in the making ... a superb talent’ METRO
‘calm, collected ... sensual. Hypnotic’ GUITAR & BASS
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