“In an era when music lovers seem to be required to like one thing, one style, one genre, we get the protean of the Julian Taylor Band – confident enough in their own abilities to delimit the genres and let the soulful beats resound from wider horizons.”

The band conjures soulful rhythm and blues, hard rock, thoughtful folk songs, funk and even a little hip-hop. Their most recent recording; Desert Star is a critically acclaimed testament to this versatile sound, arguably the real roots of what could be called the Toronto Sound. It has the comfortability of an open mind, a wide palette and experienced and inspired musical talent.

April 23, 2017 12:00 am UTA Showcase