York performing as part of Paramore at Steel Blue Oval, 2010
|Birth name||Taylor Benjamin York|
December 17, 1989 |
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop punk, indie|
|Occupations||Musician, guitarist, songwriter|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion, drums, clarinet, Ukulele|
Fender Telecaster Thinline
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. He also plays the keyboard and glockenspiel occasionally during their live set and has also recorded drums on songs including Monster. 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 rejoined Paramore after the departure of Hunter Lamb in 2007, initially as their live-only 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.
His brother, Justin York, temporarily filled in for Josh Farro as lead guitar during Paramore's Pacific Tour and their South American Tour, Europe Tour, and their run on the 2011 Warped Tour. It has been stated by the band's singer Hayley Williams that he is with them for all of their future shows.
- "taylor's Profile". Paramore.net. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
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