JOSH TAYLOR – SINGER | SONGWRITER
Born in Bolton (Greater Manchester) on the 28 February 1998 JOSH TAYLOR is one of the UK’s largest independent solo artists.
At 16 JOSH released his debut album FEELING STRONGER on download and streaming platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify through his indie label Cloud9Records. All tracks are original with the album comprising five JOSH TAYLOR co-writes, including the ever popular; Back to Bed, Night to Party and Feeling Stronger the title track. Always in demand you will find JOSH gigging at venues, festivals, radio roadshows, concerts and celebrity events throughout the UK performing his own material alongside established and emerging artistes showcasing his amazing vocal range and stage presence which continues to gain acclaim amongst a growing and loyal fan base. Right now Josh is collaborating with songwriters and producers whilst writing a follow up album which is planned for 2017.
Classically trained, JOSH’s vocal range gives him great versatility in the world of theatre and as a teen solo artist. “JOSH has a unique mature northern sound with distinctive overtones, he is a theatrical engaging performer and his music is an original blend of Pop/Rock often with classical tinges. If you think Robbie Williams, Freddie Mercury, Adam Lambert, Roger Daltrey and even Avril Lavigne you are getting close.”
In addition to music Josh has an active career as a stage and screen actor …
JOSH TAYLOR – ACTOR
Recent TV principle roles include Alex (TMO) in the new Coca-Cola 2017 global production for Fanta, Ollie Hind in a 4 part drama, From Darkness & David Williams in Doctors “Between the Cracks” (both BBC1) | Theatre; Josh has had many lead roles in theatre starting in 2008, his latest was Troy Bolton in High School Musical at the Lancaster Grand. Full list of professional credits on Spotlight.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
JOSH began early years training in 2006 as a child actor/singer attending some well-known theatre and acting academies; Northern Academy of Dance and Stage, Melody Pop Tuition, Activ8 (Octagon Theatre), CATS (Theatre Church), Sylvia Young Summer Theatre School, Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT:UK) [2009-2015], National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) [2010=2012], National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) , The Lowry Young Actors Company [2010-2014] and Lime Academy .
In 2015 JOSH finished songwriting with the British and Irish Modern Music Institute also known as BIMM (alumi – James Bay, George Esra…) and in 2016 he finished his formal education with Access to Music completing an Artist Development programme (alumi – Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora…) whilst honing his TV, Film and Theatre techniques with The Manchester School of Acting (MSA) and simultaneously carving out his professional career in the entertainment industry.