Hayley Taylor

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Hayley Taylor
Genres Alternative, Folk Rock, Indie
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments singing, guitar, piano
Years active 2005–present
Website Official site

Hayley Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and actress whose songs have been featured on many popular television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, and Pretty Little Liars.

Life[edit]

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, Hayley moved to Los Angeles at the age of two, where she began acting professionally in film and TV as a child, winning a Youth In Film Award for "Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Drama" for her role in Touch of a Stranger with Shelley Winters.[citation needed]

As a young adult, Taylor also guest starred on television shows such as Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Unsolved Mysteries, ER, and 7th Heaven.

After graduating from Vassar College (with her BA in English) she studied painting at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the New York Academy of Art.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

Taylor's songs have been featured on Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, Privileged, MTV's Real World, and in many other TV shows and films. Taylor was classically trained on piano and singing early on, but it was not until she learned to play guitar in college that she realized music was her passion.

Taylor was nominated by the Los Angeles Music Awards for “Best Independent Album of the Year.”[citation needed] She was interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and on San Francisco's KRON news. She was Interviewed on Dutch TV's EénVandaag and she performed with her band live on the music television show City Sessions: Los Angeles on the DISH Network.

Taylor's debut album, entitled One Foot In Front of the Other, produced by Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild)(Ingrid Michaelson) and Eric Robinson (Sara Bareilles) was released on Aug 24, 2010. It featured an all-star cast of players, including Michael Chaves (John Mayer) on guitar, Ben Peeler (Alexi Murdoch) on guitar and pedal steel, Adrienne Woods (Josh Radin)(Jonas Brothers) on cello, Elliot Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson) on drums, and producer Marshall Altman (Kate Voegele) on backing vocals.

Taylor's new full-length album is due out late 2016. She is also currently working on a side project with drummer Anthony Burulcich.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • Single "Slow Motion", (as The Fauve), 2016
  • Full-Length Debut LP "One Foot in Front of the Other", 2010
  • Single "Felt Like Love", 2010
  • Single "No More Wishing", 2009
  • Holiday Single "If There Really Is a Santa Claus", 2008
  • EP "Waking", 2006

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 ER Renee Carlson "Bygones" (season 8: episode 17)
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Female Council Member "The Whole Ball of Wax" (season 6: episode 20)
2002 Unsolved Mysteries Jenny "Without a Song" (season 13: episode 48)
2006 7th Heaven Andie "You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone" (season: 11 episode 10)

Placements[edit]

Performances[edit]

Taylor frequently performs with her band at the famed Hotel Cafe, and other prime Los Angeles venues.

Live Televised Appearances[edit]

Entertainment Tonight.[1]

Airplay[edit]

Taylor began garnering major airplay on XMU's Radar Report and Indie 103.1’s Suicide Girls’ Radio which led to her co-hosting the show for three months.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Full-Length LP (Coming out in 2015)
  • Single "How in the World" (as X My Heart), 2015
  • Full-Length Debut LP "One Foot in Front of the Other", 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hayley Taylor on Entertainment Tonight". YouTube. 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Suicide Girls Radio Playlists". Indie 103.1. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-24.