Garth Taylor

September 8, 2015

The X factor that defines the leaders of the pack in the music industry is a combination of a great voice, performing multiple instruments, executing an energetic performance and of course being a hit songwriter. This perfectly describes multi-talented Garth Taylor.

015 sees Garth Taylor once again captivating the South African music scene with the release of his latest album ‘Made’. His debut single ‘If I Don’t Call’ topped the charts in Johannesburg at #3 on Jacaranda’s KIA Top 20 (94.2) and reaching #1 on SmileFM (90.4) in Cape Town. His 2nd single ‘Somebody Like You’ has just been released nationwide which has already been well received as a HotHit on Jacaranda FM.

Garth Taylor is considered a pioneer of the South African music industry, a SAMA nominated artist and is most renowned for being a chart topping singer-songwriter and recording artist. He was personally handpicked by Sir Richard Branson to entertain at his sons wedding in 2013. He’s a distinguished performer who writes all music and lyrics to his original material.Garth is also a brilliant multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, keyboard, guitar and drums. His creativeness and unique style expand further into production, engineering and mixing. If you are still not impressed, Garth is a completely self taught musician!

This musical legend is no newcomer to the entertainment industry, and boasts a successful career spanning two decades. South Africans first heard of Garth in 1998 when his hit single ‘Why’ remained on top of the radio charts for 5 consecutive weeks. It further received extensive airplay on all major South African radio stations (Jacaranda, Highveld, 5fm, East Coast Radio, Heart 104fm), with the majority of fans believing that he was an international artist (more specifically, The Lighthouse Family). ‘Why’ is considered one of South Africa’s timeless classics.

An incredible stage presence, immaculate vocal delivery and strong songs mark Garth Taylor’s performances as world-class. His robust reputation as a live performer has earned him spot light performances on large stages, with a bouquet of international stars including, Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler and the late Brenda Fassie.

Being committed to helping those in need, Garth spends a fair amount of his time helping raise funds and awareness to foundations that support cancer research, and other elements of this life changing illness. Garth is also actively involved in charities for abused women and children due to being a victim of child abuse himself.

Out of the recording studio, Garth is an avid fitness fanatic with kickboxing being his second passion. In 2014, Garth took the title of winning the South African Amateur Kickboxing Champion title.Garth is also a lover of the outdoors, playing golf with his brother and is a keen fisherman.

‘The Garth Taylor Band’ has performed for many large South African corporates such as MTN, Vodacom, Sanofee Aventis, The Auditor General, Nedbank, Montecasino, Sun City and is undoubtedly one of the leading live acts in the country. Garth Taylor will continue to quench his audience’s ears by performing everyone’s favourite hits.

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