Press Kit - Frater and Taylor
“Luscious Sounds” - BBC London 94.9
— Jumoke Fashola
“superb original material .. its OWN thing!” - Artist / producer
— Nitin Sawhney
“A sight & sound for sore eyes and ears” - BBC Radio 2
— Janey Lee Grace
Acclaimed UK- London-based Drummer/producer/composer STEVE TAYLOR
and London-based Scottish vocalist/songwriter JOSIE FRATER.
Draw on influences from Jazz, Celtic, Latin and Pop; Imagine a mixture as diverse as Flora Purim, Annie Lennox and Pentangle with flavours of Pat Metheny Group and Joni Mitchell and you’re getting close to FRATER AND TAYLOR’S ‘muse’. Featuring Josie Frater’s exquisite voice & vocalising, Taylor's pulsating Rhythms, superb musicianship, fresh, original, world-jazz-fusion songs.
FRATER AND TAYLOR Line up (3, 5, 10 piece band) Acoustic / Electric I Group
STEVE TAYLOR l JOSIE FRATER session CREDITS
Steve & Josie have recorded and performed with award-winning Asian guitarist/producer Nitin Sawhney, vocalist Maggie Reilly (Mike Oldfield) singer & BBC Radio 2 Broadcaster Janey Lee Grace. Plus numerous Jazz-soul artists’ including musical director for Omar mbe & Ian Shaw plus Claire Martin and Gerard Precenser. Also composing for TV and Radio projects with production work for the likes of Jim Beach ‘Queen’ managment and Joe Boyd (original Pink Floyd producer) of cult World Music Label ‘Hannibal records’ and since 2012 have been curating North London’s Ziggy’s World Jazz Club performing with top artists including Mica Paris, Julie Dexter, Joe Stilgoe, Ian Shaw, Sumudu and Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn.
"A high energy experience that blows your mind....." Rhythm magazine
“Frater and Taylor make me think of summer - long hot sunny days. Superb vocals, sparkling, infectious, jazz-pop
BBC Radio 2 - Janey Lee Grace
(Steve Wright Show)