My name is Sean Taylor and I’m a singer songwriter who lives in Kilburn, north London. ‘Calcutta Grove’ is the third completed piece of work I’ve recorded. I’ve had spectacular reviews in publications as diverse as ‘Uncut’, ‘Classic Rock’, ‘Maverick’, ‘Blues Matters’, ‘Americana UK’, ‘Net Rhythms’, ‘Blues In Britain’, ‘Rock N’ Reel’, ‘Folk Radio UK’ and ‘Classical Guitar World’. I have been reviewed in the US, Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Eire to name a few.
I’ve been compared to John Martyn, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan.
Over the past year I’ve played at a score of festivals, including the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury where I performed to three thousand people and sold out of cd’s, the same thing happened at Blue Balls in Lucerne (Switzerland), Acoustic Festival of Britain, Bloom Festival, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Tenby Blues and Broadstairs Folk Week. I’ve done headline gigs across the UK, toured Switzerland and played support slots for the Neville Brothers, John Fogerty, George Benson, Band of Horses, Big Joe Turner, Otis Grand, The Groundhogs and Chickenshack. I have shows booked into 2010 touring The Netherlands, Germany, Eire & Belgium. I’ve also played a dozen gigs as part of ‘Love Music Hate Racism’. Wherever I’ve played I’ve been asked back
I have also had radio play on various stations including the Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) & Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) shows and played live sessions on House of Mercy and Raven N Blues shows.
CALCUTTA GROVE RELEASED MARCH 2009 - REVIEWS 'formidable and skilled ... recalls Chris Isaak- 4 STARS' UNCUT ‘This is a wonderful album ... masterpiece’ MAVERICK MAGAZINE ‘Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year … The eleven tracks on Calcutta Grove are a beautiful body of work … catch him before he goes stella’ LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM 'absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn' BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2 ‘One man Americana band ... a real talent ... 8 out of 10’ AMERICANA UK 'the raw beauty of the guitar and piano ... fresh, cliche free and tugs at the soul' ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE 'an absolutely spellbinding piece of work - one of the finest acoustic blues albums I have heard in years' BLUES MATTERS 'slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking ... Taylor is a find 8/10' CLASSIC ROCK ‘Taylor is a great blues guitarist … he hasn’t compromised anything … epic …’ FATEA MAGAZINE 'stimulating, reflective and tasteful ... fragile melodies and excellent lead guitar ... mainstream stardom beckons' MUSICIAN (musician union magazine) ‘Truly sublime … a sonic landscape overlaid by rich, smoky vocals’ BLUES IN BRITAIN ‘Great guitar playing’ CHARLIE GILLETT ‘a consummate artist … exquisitely moulded guitar work … original and supremely distinctive’ NET RYTHMNS ’ dark and moody ... thunderous ... one to watch’ ROCK N REEL ‘Wonderfully jaded voice SUBBA-CULTCHA ‘A truly amazing album, which you can’t help falling for … It’s truly sensational … Sean Taylor will undeniably be one of the great revelations of 2009’. BLUES MAGAZINE & PARIS MOVE (France)