Back on the music scene, well known SA artist Garth Taylor is back and better than ever before. Rewind 20 years. I was stomping about in Doc Martens and checked shirts, and Garth was wowing the world with his sublime voice, his talent performing multiple instruments, and churning out hit after hit songs – which he wrote too, might I add!
Considered a pioneer of the South African music industry, a SAMA nominated artist and most renowned for being a chart topping singer-songwriter and recording artist. He is a distinguished performer who writes all music and lyrics to his original material, and plays not only the piano, but also the 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! Add to that the fact that he was personally requested by Sir Richard Branson to entertain at his sons wedding in 2013, which is quite an honour indeed.
You may recall his hit song ‘Why’ which stayed on radio charts for 5 consecutive weeks, and further received extensive airplay on all major South African radio stations, with the majority of fans believing that he was an international artist. ‘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, and have earned him a spot light performing on huge stages with an array of international stars including, Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler, Phil Fearon, Judy Boucher and Brian McNight.
Garth is actively involved in the fight against the abuse of women and children.
Out of the recording studio, Garth is an avid fitness fanatic with kickboxing being his passion. In 2014, Garth took the South African Kickboxing Champion title. Garth is also a lover of the outdoors, golf 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 (to name a few) and is undoubtedly one of the leading live acts in the country.
I chat to Garth on the podcast this week, all tongue tied and shy, of course – and you can catch that from 10h00 Tuesday 28th November onwards HERE
Find out more about Garth on his website here…