Taylor York

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Taylor York
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York performing as part of Paramore at Steel Blue Oval, 2010
Background information
Birth name Taylor Benjamin York
Born (1989-12-17) December 17, 1989 (age 25)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Alternative rock, pop punk, indie
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Paramore
Website www.paramore.net
Notable instruments
Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Telecaster Thinline
Fender Jaguar
Fender Starcaster
Gibson Les Paul

Taylor Benjamin York (born December 17, 1989) is an American rock guitarist and is currently a member of the alternative rock band Paramore. His brother is Justin York, a touring member of Relient K and Paramore.


Taylor York was born on December 17, 1989, in Nashville, Tennessee. Taylor's father is Peter York (a music executive at Sparrow Records) who also is a skilled guitarist, and taught both Taylor and his brother Justin York (of the band Cecil Adora) how to play. He has another brother named Chris York.

York had been in a band with the Farro brothers (Josh Farro and Zac Farro) before the two met Hayley Williams, and took part in writing songs such as "Conspiracy" from their debut album, All We Know is Falling. York had played with Paramore as a touring member for two years (2007–2009) eventually becoming an official member in 2009.


York has stated that his favorite bands include mewithoutYou, Radiohead, Kent, Yann Tiersen, At the Drive-In, Björk, Kadawatha and Paper Route.[1]


Taylor had done backup vocals when he was younger for All We Know is Falling. He joined Paramore after the departure of Hunter Lamb in 2007, initially as their touring rhythm guitarist. In the liner notes for the group's second album, Riot!, Hayley Williams, Josh Farro, Zac Farro included him on their list of 'thank-you's.

After the release of Riot!, Paramore released a live album, The Final Riot. York was credited as a member of the band in the liner notes and was later officially acknowledged by Paramore as an official member. He has taken part in the writing and recording of their albums since.


  1. ^ "taylor's Profile". Paramore.net. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 

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