Date: January 2017 – Present
Role: Musical Director / Drummer
I got the call to work with Tayá after meeting her manager at a show. Her management heard my playing but also how i had put the show together for another artist and knew straight away that Tayá’s live shows would benefit from having me involved as a Musical Director.
The first job was the get all of the stems and get the songs programmed for imminent live shows and book in rehearsals to get the band sounding tight and making sure Taya’s songs were being represented sin the right way. With her being a new artist, the brief was to make sure her songs and her voice could be heard and not lost in embelishments/extravagant band arrangements that take the spotlight away from her.
Label: Atlantic Records
Genre: RnB / Pop
Tayá is the 17-year-old Liverpudlian singer/songwriter that’s creating a huge buzz within the music industry at the moment. Already signed to a major label (Atlantic), Tayá’s vocals and strong writing abilities have placed her in the running for the next big thing after her recent release, ‘Sweet Waste Of Time’ which see’s “Tayá’s decadent vocals float through the track with swagger, twisting around crystalline beats and lunging into heady highs – there’s a flicker of the pristine R&B-pop of the early ’00s in this gorgeous outing,” according to The Line Of Best Fit‘s Laurence Day.
Having already teamed up with AlunaGeorge‘s George Reid for ‘Sweet Waste Of Time’ and collaborations with multi award winning producer Rodney “Dark Child” Jerkins in process, the UK music industry is keeping a close eye Tayá.