Glasgow Musicians' Biographies: John Taylor

Photo: john taylor. John Taylor is a Glasgow born singer/songwriter, who after many years of playing in different bands is now enjoying some success as a singer/songwriter. While with his band 'Mudshark' he had an album released by Pony records, an indie label which was formed by Texas management to break the band.

Mudshark enjoyed a taste of success and toured Europe and the UK supporting some big names in rock - even quoted by Metalica's bass player Jason Newstead as having "album of the year". However, during the making of the second album cracks started to appear in working relationships and musical direction.

Always writing acoustic songs throughout the years, John decided it was time to start recording his own blend of acoustic/folk music. This proved to be a positive decision and before too long he started to hit the Glasgow acoustic folk scene and released "Bring the stars alive". The album was nominated 'Album of the week' on Celtic Music Radio and John enjoyed playing shows in Scotland to promote it.

Now as John releases his second album "A place called paradise" he has his sights set on Ireland as well as Scotland, He will play at Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2010, Sligo Lovin' Life Festival and also has gigs lined up in Dublin and Kilkenny. Before heading for the Emerald Isle his CD Launch will take place at Brel on 24th June, 2010 as part of the West End Festival and presented by Glasgow's prestigious Fallen Angels Club.

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