Bio

Steve Taylor is a Drummer, Composer, Band leader & Educator 

Particularly known for his work in Jazz, Funk-fusion & World music. 

Steve performs & collaborates with many artists, notably sharing the stage & airwaves with the likes of top music producer/artist Nitin Sawhney, UK soul stars Mica Paris, Omar Lye-fook, Jazz vocalists Claire Martin obe, Ian Shaw (BBC Radio 2), Broadcaster Emma Freud, vocalist & radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace (Wham/Radio 2 Steve Wright show), Clare Teal show (BBC Radio 2) Maggie Reilly (Moonlight Shadow- Mike Oldfield) BBC London's Jumoke Fashola 'Inspirit show', 'Jazz Verse Jukebox' residency at Ronnie Scott's Club,  Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, and with his own jazz-swing-funk-fusion 16 piece Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion, as heard at London's famous Ronnie Scott's club.

Steve has Recorded at Abbey Road, Air Studios & Miloco studios. Appeared on BBC Radio's 2&4, BBC London // Jazz FM (Jools Holland show) //Ronnie Scott's Club // Royal Festival Hall // Edinburgh Festival and all over the UK & Europe 

 

 

 

Steve's drumming has been described as

"Fiery and Hard-Hitting", “ Powerhouse Drumming” by Time Out

"A technician who grooves", “World Class” by UK Rhythm magazine.

Luscious Sounds” BBC Radio London (Jumoke Fashola show)

 

Frater and Taylor

Steve writes and performs with partner, Scottish singer-songwriter Josie Frater as FRATER AND TAYLOR and talented guitarist-songwriter & daughter Rosie Frater-Taylor. 

Steve loves musical collaboration!

Notable albums/ broadcasts: 

Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn  

"Live @ Ziggy's" (2015) 

"Good Things Happen" (studio 2013) 

"Live in London" (live at Serious London Jazz Festival 2010) and 

live DVD/CD "To Buddy Rich & Beyond" filmed  2008 Mill Hill Jazz Festival 

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Rosie Frater-Taylor – 

Album: On My Mind 2018 

BBC Radio 2 appearances/interviews, BBC London live 94.9 , Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Cafe, Union Chapel appearances 

Dumb Machines – Falling up/ Professional Widow (recorded at Abbey Road) 2010 

Maggie Reilly “Moonlight Shadow” tour – album 'Rowan' (recorded at Air Lyndhurst) Europe Tours 2006- 2010 

Nitin Sawhney – Soul Immigrants / co producer 

BBC Radio 2 / & Radio London (jingles) – Janey Lee Grace show 

Jazz FM – In session 2016 – Frater and Taylor 

Jazz FM – Jools Holland – 1999 the runners (Frater & Taylor)