Taylor York

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Taylor York
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York performing as part of Paramore at Steel Blue Oval in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Taylor Benjamin York
Born December 17, 1989 (age 26)
Nashville, Tennessee
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Paramore
Website www.paramore.net

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


York was born on December 17, 1989 and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. His father is Peter York, a music executive at Sparrow Records who is also a guitarist, and taught the instrument to both Taylor and his brother Justin.

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 has played with Paramore since 2007.

York has been in a relationship with Baylie Brown since 2013.


York has stated that his favorite bands include mewithoutYou, Radiohead, Kent, Yann Tiersen, At the Drive-In, Failure, 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 as their 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 on June 15, 2009. He has taken part in the writing and recording of their albums since.


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