|Friday 12 February 2016 @ 09:00pm : -
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 opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland.
Recent years have seen Sean’s profile rocket with UK tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days and many others.
Sean''s previous albums have focused on his hometown London and the hard living existence of a troubadour. His 2015 album ‘The Only Good Addiction Is Love’ is a deliberate step towards the more challenging world of aesthetics. Truth in beauty, beauty in truth... Being an artist is about making connections. Sometimes the connections are straight forward like writing a love song when you’re in love or a song about being heartbroken when she’s gone. On this album he has searched for more abstract and demanding references. The album’s title is a quote from the former President of Uruguay Jose ‘Pepe’ Mujica who gave 90% of his salary to charity and refused to live in the presidential palace preferring a farm with his wife and a three legged dog, and was recorded in Congress House Studios in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) and features double bass legend Danny Thompson, Sean''s regular touring partner.
“An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" ~ Bob Harris, Radio 2
“A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" ~ Q Magazine
“A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch" ~ Guardian
“the lyrics are absolulety amazing" ~ BBC Introducing
“My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album." ~ Mike Harding
“Formidable and skilled...recalls Chris Isaak." ~ (Four Stars) Uncut
“Sean Taylor''s work just gets classier ... his talent might yet puncture the mainstream" ~ Classic Rock 8/10
“A star in the making ...a superb talent" ~ Metro
“Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I''ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" ~ Eric Bibb
“Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling ... A classic album" ~ Maverick Magazine
“bold and brilliant masterpiece" ~ Folk Radio UK
“Remarkable" ~ Danny Thompson