Ty Taylor

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Ty Taylor (born January 5, 1969 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American musician best known for being the lead singer of Los Angeles based Soul/Rock band, Vintage Trouble. He was formerly the guitarist and vocalist of R&B group Dakota Moon and was also a contestant on the reality TV show Rock Star: INXS.[1] Taylor is known for formerly wearing a Mohawk hairstyle.

Music career[edit]

Gospel music was a significant influence on Taylor, having sung in a Baptist Church choir in his youth. Other musical influences include Otis Redding and Tina Turner.

After leaving Rockstar:INXS he was asked by Dave Navarro to sing guest lead vocals for his band Camp Freddy, and in 2008 formed the group Ghost Hounds and recorded a debut album, two songs from which were included in the video game Rockband 2.

He has toured with many artists including Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Macy Gray, Fiona Apple, Robert Taylor[disambiguation needed] and most recently, The Who.

Taylor also appeared on the cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' recorded in 1996.

Most recently, Taylor has been the front man for the Los Angeles-based Soul/Rock band, Vintage Trouble. Notable performances include a supporting performance at the final concert of the annual free Summer Concert Series at The Americana at Brand where Vintage Trouble opened for Paula Cole and Tyler Hilton,[2] a headlining performance on the second stage of the California AIDS Walk (Taylor also performed Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" on the main stage at the same benefit), and their weekly Tuesday night residency at Harvelle's Blues Club in Santa Monica, California.

Vintage Trouble is currently touring in support of British rock icons The Who on their Quadrophenia and More Tour.

Musical Theatre[edit]

Taylor studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama and music. In addition to his work with Dakota Moon and Rock Star: INXS, Taylor's music career has included parts in Broadway musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pippin,[3] Songs for a New World, Grease, and We Will Rock You. Taylor also played the role of "Freddie" in a Los Angeles performance of the musical Chess, written by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.[4]

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