A voice fueled with passion and soul. With just an acoustic guitar and his voice, Christian Taylor is great for any private party, business event, restaurant or bar, and guests are immediately drawn in. Christian performs mostly solo, but often plays as a duo or with a full band. Currently Christian performs at some of San Diego's best live music spots, including Whiskey Girl, Florent, Ginger's and the Marriott Marquee. Performing some of his favorite covers from past decades to present, every song sounds as if it were his own, putting as much passion and heart into singing them as if he had written them himself.
We were thrilled to have Christian play at our wedding. He nailed the ceremony songs we asked him play. We trusted him with song selection for the cocktail hour. This was amazing because it was one last thing we didn’t have worry about, and we knew he’d go above and beyond. So many of our guests came up to us and let us know they loved his unique sound and impressive selection.
He was professional, prompt and a true pleasure to work with. I would easily hire him again for a future event.
We hired Christian to entertain more than 300 customers at an event held on the Star of India in San Diego. He was fantastic. Our guests spoke very highly of him. His music is diverse and he is very accomodating.
Without a doubt Christian and his band created a fun, energetic vibe throughout the entire night. Our Stone fans gave us plenty of kudos for bringing a hip new funky sound to this year's entertainment lineup. We had a guest count of approximately 900 people ranging between the ages of 25- 65 and the song selections definitely didn't disappoint anyone. I would highly recommend Christian either as a solo entertainer or with the entire band, we will absolutely be bringing them back for more events with us throughout the year!
I've been booking Christian as a soloist and his band for the past few years. He's always extremely professional and has a song selection that covers a wide range and is constantly evolving. I highly recommend him!
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 210 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect a good time, great music and amazing vocals!
San Diego, CA native musician, and singer songwriter, Christian Taylor grew up surrounded by, and listening to all styles of music. Grandson of "Wipeout" drum legend, Mel Taylor, of surf rock band The Ventures, as well as grandson to the First Lady of Rock N Roll, Mary Kaye, who was the pioneer of the Las Vegas lounge act, you could say music is in his blood. Christian's father Jay Kaye was an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, and blues guitarist in his own right, finding his audience accross Europe, where Christian found himself as a young child watching a listening to him play.
Christian didn't find his voice or musical style until later in life, after playing in all different styles of bands and projects as a young man. Christian experimented with folk, americana, and blues rock for a while, before he found a way to blend it all together with his love for classic soul music. His lyrics are stories filled with love, heartache, and hope. With simple guitar playing, he relies more on his soulful raspy voice, that he pushes as far as he can. The music is a throw back to 50’s 60’s soul and rock n roll, as well as blues and folk, packed with organs, saxophones, and a female back up singer that compliments Christian's vocals. Their live shows are full of energy, good vibes, and charisma, that continually keep the audiences dancing and entertained.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide my own sound and lighting when necessary.
A song list is always changing to suite the occasion. Here are just a few.
Feelin' Alright by Joe Cocker
Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hold On by Alabama Shakes
Howlin' For You by The Black Keys
Bennie And The Jets by Elton John
Mary Janes Last Dance by Tom Petty
Old Time Rock n Roll by Bob Seger
I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc
Into The Mystic by Van Morrison
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Georgia by Ray Charles
Faith by George Micheal
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Maneater by Hall & Oates
Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Come Together by The Beatles
Last Night by The Strokes
My Girl by Otis Redding
Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Killing Floor by Howlin' Wolf
Runnin Down A Dream by Tom Petty
Sob by Nathaniel Rateliff
Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Valerie by Amy Winehouse
No Diggity by Chet Faker
The Joker by Steve Miller Band
Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival
Heartache Tonight by Eagles
Coming Home by Leon Bridges
Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys
Stand By Me by Ben E. King
Hard To Handle by Otis Redding
Influences & Inspiration
Otis Redding, Ray LaMontagne, Eagles, Howlin Wolf, Black Keys... to list a few. Anything soul, blues, old time rock n roll feel, along with some modern pop music.
Each situation is different.
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