Lewis Taylor

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Lewis Taylor
Birth name Andrew Lewis Taylor
Also known as Andrew Taylor, Andy Taylor, Sheriff Jack
Born 1960's
London, England, United Kingdom
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Neo soul, Psychedelia
Instruments Voice
Guitar
Bass
Labels Slow Reality

Andrew Lewis Taylor is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, born in London, UK, in the late 1960s. He started in the music business touring with the progrock band Edgar Broughton Band.[1] In 1986 he began performing as Sheriff Jack, releasing two albums of psychedelia music, Laugh Yourself Awake (1986) and What Lovely Melodies! (1987). As Lewis Taylor, he released his self-titled album in 1996, through Island Records, with tracks including "Bittersweet" and "Lucky" being released as singles. The album showcased a significant departure from psychedelia towards Neo soul and was highly acclaimed [2] in the music press.

In June 2006, Lewis Taylor retired from music.[3] However, as Andrew Taylor, he remains active in the music industry. Taylor has since been musical director and bass player for Gnarls Barkley, and guitarist/backing vocalist for the Edgar Broughton Band [4] and The Drivers.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums

Singles/EPs

  • 1996 : Lucky
  • 1996 : Whoever
  • 1997 : Bittersweet
  • 1997 : Lucky (Reissue)
  • 1997 : Lucky (Kruder & Dorfmeister Mixes)
  • 1997 : Bittersweet (12")
  • 1997 : Bittersweet (Lucas's Mixes 12")
  • 2005 : In Session 2005 (digital only release)
  • 2005 : Stoned Live (Hacktone 3-track promo-only EP)

Soundtracks and miscellaneous appearances

  • 1998 : Mojo soundtrack (tracks Crazy Crazy Momma, Don't Make Me Wait, both credited as Little Lewis)
  • 1998 : Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels soundtrack (track 18 With A Bullet) duet with Carleen Anderson
  • 1998 : Lullabies With a Difference (track Cherry Blossom)
  • 1999 : Ophelie Winter - Privacy (tracks Move On, Lovin' You More)
  • 2000 : Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) soundtrack (track Blue Eyes)
  • 2010 : The Last Holiday soundtrack (track Back Together)
  • 2011 : Deborah Bond - Madam Palindrome (track If I Didn't Need You) duet with Deborah Bond
  • 2012 : The Vicar - Songbook #1 (tracks The Girl With the Sunshine in Her Eyes and That Boy's Not Cool)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography at Allmusic
  2. ^ BBC Review
  3. ^ LewisTaylorMusic.com, available through archive.org
  4. ^ Edgar Broughton Band members on Rockpalast.de
  5. ^ The Drivers page on feenstra.co.uk