How did you become the artist you are?
I guess there’ve been a lot of influences on me. From playing in youth clubs in my teens then as a professional musician in a covers band in my 20s to original stuff in my 30s and now more original songs.
Do you have any releases coming up this year?
Out today is ‘By My Side’. In essence the song is about rebuilding trust in a relationship after one of the people involved strays into the arms of another. Regret grows and there's a realisation that the new relationship isn't nearly as deep, loving and rich as the one that was left and so, it inevitably fails. It's so hard for the person who was abandoned to deal with the (known and imagined) stuff that went on within the new relationship. The lyric is an acknowledgement of that.
There’ll be some more singles later this year - I’m in the studio again in July.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
I want listeners to think Christopher Taylor is a songwriter who writes lyrical, catchy tunes with infectious melodies and come back for more!
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
Fairness and equality. I’m a big supporter of Oxfam.
What is your writing process like?
I usually write the music first and then look at how lyrics might work with a particular tune. I also use lyrics from others in particular a friend from school Steve Cree. He’s a great and clever lyricist and with his I look at the words and work on the tune depending on the feelings they provoke.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
All sorts I love most genres and styles there’s some indie, pop and even folk and jazz in there if you check it out.
Any tours coming up soon?
Not tours yet just one off gigs which is fab after the last 18 months. Hoping more gigs slowly and surely!
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Check out my tunes and please let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.