Backstage with Julian Taylor

By 17/10/2017 10,403 Comments


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Toronto.  I still live in Toronto on close to the Danforth.  I consider myself to be a singer/songwriter and have been composing music and writing songs for 25 years now.  I’ve done other jobs to keep the music dream alive such as bartending from time to time.

What triggered you to do music and work with this genre?

I also wanted to be a musician or a hockey player.  Being from Canada and all.  Anyway… growing up I was exposed to a lot of different music.  When I write songs I try to let the song guide me and whatever comes from that process is usually what I consider to be the right direction.  It’s like the wind blowing.  I work in many genres because I am a music fan but because of my voice all my compositions seem to fit within soul music.  I think that music is for the soul anyway so I’m happy about that.

that feels right.  I then usually try to find a melody and lyrics to accompany it.  I have a little studio in my attic that I like to chill in and write stuff.  Sometimes I like to meet up with other songwriters and create too.  I think for my next project I am going to challenge myself and maybe try writing lyric before I compose the music.  I guess the only ritual that I have is when I’m writing I like to do so with a nice glass of red wine and maybe a spliff.

Walk us through your creative process, how do you create music, where do you do so? Do you have any rituals that help you creatively?

Most of the time I end up jamming on a guitar and or piano until I find a groove that I dig or a progression


If you had the chance to collaborate with any artist in the world who would it be and why?
I would love to hang out and collaborate with Stevie Wonder.  He’s like an angel that was sent from the heavens to help us all.


Which track of yours do your fans HAVE TO listen to (what is your favorite track) and why?

I think that everyone should take a listen to Just A Little Bit, Carry Me Home and House is A Garden.  I just think that the lyrics in each of these songs are so important to the human condition.