Hey! I'm Taylor. I've been in a serious relationship with music since I was a teenager. Looking forward to adding my soulful, versatile, fresh flavors to your tracks or projects! There's nothing more fun to me than creating an awesome song, diligently and efficiently.
I am incredibly passionate about music. I have been enthralled with it since I was a boy. It is what I was put on this earth to do. I love collaborating with musicians of all walks and hope we can make something great together. I have the following services to offer any ambitious artist:
1) Vocals (any style) Lead or Back-Up. Can also sing in character voices.
2) Beat-Box (any style) Can also incorporate melody while beat boxing.
3) Rhythm Guitar (any style) Acoustic or Electric.
4) Production (Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Indie, Rock) I have produced or been a apart of 8 EP's since 2010. All independent.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Taylor Alexander
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of how the track on my profile turned out. The song is called "1811" and I wrote, sang, played guitars and produced it. It was a real validating track for me and was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2015.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on my 5th EP. It doesn't have a title yet. It will be a 5 track record with a song featuring my brother hip-hop artist, Doc Optimo. This track will be our 3rd collaboration.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I met Andrew Dixon who was speaking on SoundBetter.com's behalf at the Tunecore Indie Artist Forum in Hollywood. I would recommend him.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Its the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give my very best effort, including my honest, genuine approach. I strive to be easy to work with yet diligent and efficient.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I know what it is I want to do for the rest of my life and I have the skills necessary to pursue it. Music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will this project take? Whats your rate? How long have you been doing this? I always answer honestly.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just play and sing. I do much, much more.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Please be respectful, understanding, patient and cool. After all, music is supposed to be fun. That is my #1 rule.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am genuine musician with a genuine sound in a time of formulaic, contrived music. Realness and honesty will always prevail in music and that's what I'll bring to your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar of course. My harmonica. A small recording device of some sort. My first guitar I ever owned. AND a tent, cause I'd need some shade! :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began playing guitar at age 12, so 16 years. I have been singing for as long as I can remember and I'm 28 now. I have been writing songs since I was 16 years old and performing since 17. I recorded my first professional record in a band with my sister Mia Carruthers (MTV's Taking the Stage 2009). A 5 track EP, called "We Will Grow" EP. We recorded 2 more EP's with the band that were never released. The band fizzled so I began my solo effort in 2011. I took our bass player Seth Huff and drummer Stefan Wright and we have recorded/released 4 EP's since 2012. We have already begun recording the 5th EP for 2016.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A uniqueness. Freshness. I like to think I can give songs extra life. An organic genuine sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to be alone and dive in deep for multiple hours at a time. Once I begin a project I am hell-bent on finishing it. Constantly coming back to re-listen, make tiny adjustments until its the best that it can be. (No such thing as perfection) I have been sketching/drawing since I was a boy, I think that trait comes from constantly doodling. Its my "Other" creative outlet.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a MacBook Air. I have GarageBand and Logic X.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer is a huge inspiration of mine musically. Especially from a songwriting, guitar and overall sound standpoint. His records sound phenominal...Vocally, I am huge Freddy Mercury fan. Michael Buble's voice inspires me most of current acts. Timbaland is my favorite producer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have mostly worked for myself. I made a decision to release an EP every year for as long as I could in 2012. This makes the 4th year I've achieved this goal. I am new to LA and interested in collaborating with other enthusiastic, talented artists, mixers, engineers, producers etc! I do record vocals, guitar & beat box. As well as write and produce my own material.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop/Soul with singer-songwriter sensitivity, blues feel and folk sentiment.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to make a record with Justin Timberlake in studio. He's the complete package to me. An amazing vocalist, performer, writer. Everything he touches turns to gold. It be a dream come true to have John Mayer play lead guitar on any of my songs live at Red Rocks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Its a 2 in 1 tip. Cater to the individual song/Less is more sometimes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Blues & Soul all in a Pop realm.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My voice and melodic tendencies.