“Hi, I’m Christopher Taylor a singer songwriter from Yorkshire in the UK. Check me out on http://www.christaylormusic.net

My music is a mix of rock, pop with a bit of folk and jazz mixed in too. I’m a mature guy who’s been lucky enough to play professionally in my 20s and more recently in my 50s. Throughout my life I’ve played both semi-professionally and professionally.  Music is really really important to me and has been a major feature throughout my life”.

How did you get your start?

“In my teens after teaching myself the guitar I formed a band with mates from my local youth club. Gigging with them really instilled in me the desire to play. Since then I’ve had a number of starts. I got offered a professional job playing bass and singing in a band in my 20s. Then more recently I got made redundant and decided to go professional again”.

Who were your musical influences growing up?

“A real mix from Alice Cooper to Steely Dan, Flock of Seagulls and The Smiths”.

What made you want to be a musician?

“Probably watching Alice Cooper and thinking I want a bit of that! Then once I go my guitar I was hooked”.

What has been your best gig?

“First gig was one of the most important. We played a festival with other bands older than us and it was just the best thing being part of a great event”.

Can you tell us a bit about your music?

“I’ve got quite a lot of music out there. I’ve got a new single coming out Friday 4 June called By My Side. I don’t really fit in to 1 particular genre but this new song is a bit alternative indie”.

Can you describe your music in 3 words?

“Catchy, Melodic, Uplifting”

What makes you stand out from others?

“Wow not sure I do. I guess my songs appeal to a wide audience and I’ve got a nice tash and beard ;-)”

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

“More recording in the summer and after the last year more gigs …..”

Any gigs coming up?

“Got a few bar/restaurant gigs coming up. I’m at the Fashion House Bistro in Harrogate Fashion House Bistro – Bistro • Cafe • Bar – Harrogate end of May and then there’s the Blues Bar in July and working to get more in the diary now that lockdown is easing up and we can get out and play again”.

By Siân Parker