Taylor McFerrin is redefining the term “one-man show.” Combining his skills as a producer and performer, Taylor is making music heads around the world take notice as he seamlessly builds songs from scratch with his ambitious solo project. Vocals, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, samples, and beat boxing are meshed together in his Brooklyn studio as Taylor builds from his roots deep in ‘60s soul to his vision of future hip-hop.
From San Fran to Philly to his current hometown of Brooklyn, Taylor thrives on a solid and loyal fan base through MySpace, combined with shoutouts from Time Out New York and Re:Up Magazine. He continues to gain popularity and captivate audiences at some of the most legendary venues such as Joe’s Pub, Nublu, The Knitting Factory, and Studio B in New York City. Taylor has also toured internationally sharing the stage with artists such as Dego and 2000 Black @ the BOCA party in Italy, Mark De Clive Lowe @ the Jazz a Vienne festival in France, and Karizma at the Southport Weekender in the UK.
The Rude Movements Vinyl Release of Taylor’s first EP- “The Broken Vibes EP” in 2006 gained international attention thanks to the title track. “Broken Vibes” debuted on the highly influential Benji B’s BBC Radio show and has been on heavy rotation on Gilles Peterson BBC World Wide Radio. The track was also selected by Garth Trinidad of Los Angeles’ highly acclaimed radio show “Chocolate City” on KCRW for his The Fader’s Suite 903 Series. MTV also took notice of Taylor’s skills and used his beats in promotions for the 2005 Video Music Awards.
Taylor’s body of work extends beyond his solo recordings. He is the keyboardist in the cutting edge freestyle Trio “The Cell Theory” and the Drummer and co-producer in the Soul/Rock group RAHJ, whose song “Go with Love” was included on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Series. He also produced the debut EP from Brooklyn MC TK Wonder “The Electric Baby EP”. With so many projects, and his highly anticipated first full length solo album in the works, Taylor is sure to keep the buzz on high for years to come.