The response to my new album 'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' has been incredible. I've been played on Radio Two's folk show with Mark Radcliffe, the Bob Harris show, and last night I was played on the Paul Jones blues show. Wow.
My European tour is the biggest yet and the tickets are on sale here ... The tour includes gigs in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and the UK, including shows with John Mayall and Eric Bibb ... more dates to follow
See you on the road
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that other Seasonal Stuff.
2013 has been my best year yet, with my new album 'Chase The Night' released, two great UK tours and a magical tour of Australia. The first few months of the year were spent finishing off the album which was recorded in Austin, Texas with the incredible Mark Hallman and featuring legendary double bass player Danny Thompson. 'Chase The Night' is the best album I have done and the response has mirrored this.
After my tour of Australia in March, I came back to England and recorded a great session with Bob Harris for BBC Radio 2 . In April, I toured with the wonderful Chuck Prophet on his huge UK tour. My own UK tour kicked off in May playing both solo and with the amazing percussionist James Taylor.
In June and July, I did a few shows with the incredible Dick Gaughan, one of my heroes and a top fella. Then the next few months I put the finishing touches to my album with a great photo shoot with Peter Dunwell and amazing design work from Niall McCormack.
I also worked again with sensational Irish filmaker Colm McCarthy on my first ever spoken word piece, 'River'. There have been a lot of requests for the lyrics to 'River' so I have set up a page for them here ...
In September my second UK tour kicked off with loads of dates including two unforgettable shows with Danny Thompson one of the most incredible musicians ever and a lovely person as well.
As the tour gathered pace more and more gigs came in, including a special performance for Liverpool FC TV ... view here .
Great sessions also on Jazz FM and overall, the most airplay I’ve ever had, including Bob Harris, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Wales, BBC Introducing, and featured artist on Tom Robinson's Fresh on The Net.
Then in November my new single a version of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' was released for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign . All profits go to the HJC, you can buy it here . It’s available online and at the HJC shop in Anfield, in return for a donation. The single received a great endorsement from another hero of mine Billy Bragg, see below.
See you in 2014 - which is looking dandy, with tours of France, Holland, Spain, Finland, and the UK already sorted. Tickets on sale here
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It's Sean Taylor ... Lots of news this month. Firstly my song 'Stand Up' is nominated for the British Blues Awards, vote here ... I am nominated for the most original song and voting closes the end of this week (30th March)
I have just returned from an amazing tour of Australia including performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival. It was a magical three weeks which included sharing the stage with Arlo Guthrie ,
Here is a review from one of my Melbourne shows 'A passionate performer, and seems genuinely happy to be doing what he does. Combine that with his obvious talent and the intensity of his live performance and he is sure to win a whole new audience during this Australian tour ''
I returned home from the Aussie tour just in time to record a session with the legendary Bob Harris for BBC Radio 2 ... A great session, and Bob is a very nice bloke ... The session will be aired on the 18th April and features an exclusive premiere of a new song I have only just recorded !!!
In May my UK tour kicks off ...
See you on the road