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. Taylor is known for formerly wearing a Mohawk hairstyle.
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.
Taylor also appeared on the cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' recorded in 1996.
Taylor also appeared as a guest singer on the bonus album given away with 'Shout', recorded by Govt Mule, on the song 'Bring on the Music'. Other guests included Steve Winwood, Elvis Costello, & Dr John.
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, 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.
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, 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.
- CBS.com. , Ty's Final Words. Accessed February 18, 2010.
- "'Pippin's' Ty Taylor has magic to do - LA Daily News". Dailynews.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
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- Ty Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- Official site of Vintage Trouble
- Ty Taylor's Profile on the Rock Star: INXS Website
- Ty Taylor's Band Ghost Hound
- Interview with Ty Taylor on Rockstargohome.com