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With All Of My Heart - December 10, 2018

Hello! I hope that everyone is having a great holiday season! I've decided to include for a preview one of the songs I am most proud of in my songwriting life which is "With All of My Heart." It took me only 15 minutes to write overall;(I kid you not!). To say that the song adheres to the old cliche that "it wrote itself" would be appropriate for sure! Check it out! I played all of the instruments EXCEPT for the real strings and English Horn which I scored myself. I was blessed to study with the renowned Classical/Opera composer, Thea Musgrave, who taught me how to write for orchestra when I studied at Queens College back in the day:). What inspired me to write was a long-distance relationship I had a long time ago and trust me, I fell in love with her BIG TIME! However, it didn't work out after all, but the song is one of my favorite achievements. Just copy and paste in your web browser on the link below: I hope you like it!:) BKT



Playing this week - December 10, 2018

Hi! If you want to stop by and say hello, I'll be at the Red Lion this Wednesday after 9 PM performing and at the Bitter End again this Saturday after 1:15 PM this Saturday!:) BKT

Going Back to the Bitter End - December 4, 2018

Hi! I enjoyed playing at the Bitter End open mic so much last Saturday that I'm going back! I enjoy the artistic community there and the people are very nice! If anyone wants to meet me, the doors open around 1:15, so feel free to stop by and say hello! BKT By the way, I'll be at the Red Lion in NYC tomorrow at 9 with other musicians! :).

Open Mic Month - December 3, 2018

Hello! I can't believe this year is almost over! I'm going to spend this month performing solo at many open mics to get ready for performances next year! I'll keep you posted where I'll perform! Happy Holidays!:) BKT

About the Songs Part 1 - November 29, 2018

Hello! I'm so excited about my new release. "The Byron Taylor Songbook," that I thought I would write some things that have inspired the dongs. Let me start with "The Knight and The Queen." I wrote it as an anti-tragedy. Remember Tristan and Isolde? Antony and Cleopatra? Lancelot and Guinevere? Of course, you do! These legendary romances all ended with the same result: tragedy. Tristan killed himself and Isolde afterward (at least in the Wagnerian version); Antony committed suicide and Cleopatra followed; Lancelot went mad and Guinevere became a nun out of guilt because she cheated on her husband, King Arthur. In this case, I wanted to see what it would be like to invert the trope of classic fantasy romances (although Antony and Cleopatra really existed). What if the soldier and queen actually had a happy ending? That is what my song is about. Check it out on the BUY IT link on my welcome page in this site :). BKT

Gigs are forthcoming! - November 27, 2018

Hello! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm in the process of arranging gigs for next year in order to support my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook." Once they're finalized, I'll post the upcoming dates here! In the meantime, feel free to buy the new CD through this site! See you soon! BKT

New Formats - November 6, 2018

Hello! My new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is now available in digital formats like Spotify and Apple iTunes! It's also available through this site! Be sure to get a copy! Also, there will be more news to come! BKT :)

Another Uploaded Song - October 8, 2018

So I've uploaded another full song from my latest CD. It's called "Nothing Lasts Forever." It was inspired by my lifelong love of the Beatles. When I dreamed of being a Songwriter and composer as a kid, I listened to the Fab Four religiously. Once again, my friend Daryl Serrano is on drums, and I played and sang everything else except the Bach trumpet played by an excellent musician I met after hearing him play on the subway named Eganam. A Bach trumpet was originally used on the classic track, "Penny Lane." I didn't try to mimic that solo but I scored the part with the instrument prominently in mind. Just go to the home page and click on the MUSIC section to hear the song :). Hope you enjoy it!:)BK

CD now available for Purchase - October 7, 2018

Hello! My new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is now available for purchase! Just go to the home page of this website on click on the CD cover icon with BUY NOW attached to it!BKT :)

Excerpts from the New CD - September 16, 2018

Hi! I just posted excerpts from my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," on this site so please take a listen: "She Doesn't Know It," "Nothing Lasts Forever," "With All of My Heart, "  "The Hero's Journey," and "The Answer"." Much more is to come! BKT :)

Back in the USA - September 14, 2018

Hey there! I just got from Germany where I spent my semi-vacation but that didn't mean that I totally took it easy:). I played at my favorite little spot in Karlsruhe called the Bergbraqu Stube where I was greeted by fans, old and new. I must say it was one of the most enjoyable musical experiences of my life. People were really appreciative of my music. Now that I'm back in NYC, the next stage begins where digital distribution kicks in. For the next few weeks, I will be working on getting my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," to as many digital formats as possible.  So keep coming back because I have a lot of new music to share with you! BKT :)

One Week Left! - August 16, 2018

Hi! I'm pleased to report that my new CD, "The Byron Taylor Songbook," is mixed and will be fully mastered next week! Then, of course, I will submit the project for duplication and streaming! The album took three solid months of hard work to make and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! See you next week! BKT :)

The New CD cover is HERE! - August 12, 2018

Hello! For regular visitors to my website, I'm sure you see something different on my homepage: it's the cover of my upcoming new CD! I have a little over one week left before postproduction is over! I'm so excited! Take care and I hope you like the new cover :). BKT

New CD Update - July 24, 2018

Hello folks! Production just wrapped up for the new CD a week ago! Post-production begins next week and I'm thrilled! However, I decided NOT to make it a double album as originally planned. You know the adage: less is MORE :). Anyway, it will consist of songs, old and new.I'll keep you posted as always on my progress! BKT

CD Update - May 30, 2018

Hello! I'm excited to tell you that there is so much material already recorded that "The Byron Taylor Songbook" will be a DOUBLE ALBUM! (Ok, not 25 songs, but much shorter than that; I mean a double album by TODAY'S standards since EP's and singles seem to be the norm now). It will have 4 sides like a classic double album with four or five songs each with the titles, Innocence, Love, Awakening, and Maturity. It really is an anthology of my favorite originals and a good representation of my life's work up to this point. I'm really excited about the project and I am already having a blast revisiting some of my older material that I never got around to recording considering that I've written hundreds of songs! Anyway, keep coming back for more updates! :)BKT

The Byron Taylor Songbook - May 15, 2018

Hello! I just wanted to give you an update on the progress of my new CD in the works; things are moving smoothly and everything, including post-production, should be finished by the end of August. It will be called "The Byron Taylor Songbook" which will include some of my best work as well as a lot of songs never before recorded or released along with new ones. This is the most exciting project yet and I can't wait to share it with you! BKT :)

New CD Under Way - April 23, 2018

Hi gang! I just wanted you to know that I am working on new material and a major session is taking place this Saturday! Also, this is my BIRTHDAY WEEK, so please feel free to write to me in this forum! I would love to hear from all of you! My birthday is this Thursday the 26th. Take care and all the best! BKT :)

Sorry for the Delay - March 21, 2018

Hello to all of my fans old and new! I'm in the process of working on a new CD project which, as I said before, will be a mixture of old and new material; in other words, it's a retrospective of many years as a singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger. I must say that it's a lot of fun revisiting old sessions which is what I'm doing first. Once that process is over, then I will record new material that I am currently writing. In addition, my fiction writing will continue, so stick around for the ride because it's going to be a good one!:)BKT

Happy New Year! - January 7, 2018

Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is having a healthy and happy life. There is so much planned for 2018 like a new recording, more Fiction work, and a ton of other surprises I will unveil for the next months ahead so please keep coming back for more entries in my News journal! BKT :)

Back in the USA - December 17, 2017

Well, I'm back in America and I must say that I had a blast in Germany and France! One of my favorite music spots in Karlsruhe, Scruffy's, was absolutely delightful and it was fun getting to know new people and meeting new fans! And what can I say about Paris? It is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the Parisians could not have been friendlier! Now that I have refreshed my batteries, I'm already making new plans for the upcoming year. For example, I will record some new songs to accompany remastered and reimagined songs of mine from the past and of course, like all of my work, I intend to play all of the instruments save for one or two. The project will be called "The Byron Taylor Songbook" which will consist of what I feel is my very best work. I've also asked the opinions of fans, friends, family, and perfect strangers feedback and the CD will be a result of my research. I'm thrilled to start a new project as well as continuing my Fiction writing.After all, I love to write short stories and novels just as much as writing songs. Well, that's all for now! Take care! BKT :)

Europe Bound - November 29, 2017

Hello! I'm excited that I'm leaving for Europe in a few days to play my music. Being there is always exciting and extremely satisfying. If you haven't already, feel free to order a copy of either "The Raven Trail" or "Tales from Worldhaven" CD. Single songs are also available for purchase :). The new project will be called "The Byron Taylor Songbook" which will be a musical retrospective of my work. But for now, off I go! :( BKT

Paris on the Horizon - October 28, 2017

Hello, my fans! I'm happy to report that Paris is also on my itinerary for gigs in December! I will keep you more up to date, I promise! This is a very exciting time for me with new performances and a new CD on the horizon as well for a new release next year! :) BKT

Back To Germany - October 20, 2017

Hey gang! I have been so busy getting ready for my next German trip but NEVER too busy to reach out to you! I will be back in Germany for the first few weeks in December and I am going all over the beautiful country after being invited to perform! Before I go, I am already working on pre-production for the retrospective CD I will release next year of old material as well as new songs! I'm really looking forward to re-visiting the old stuff which will include remixes and updates as well as new material I have written. I don't know what I will call it yet, but I have a few ideas:). This has been an interesting year and 2018 is sure to bring new challenges, but I'm ready for them! Take care!:) BKT

Youtube - August 25, 2017

Hey gang! I want to give you the opportunity to revisit stuff I have done in the past by going to my youtube link I will provide below. For the new project, some of these songs will be remixed, remastered and enhanced (vocals will definitely be more upfront!) but I thought it would be cool for you to check out what I did many years ago before the new CD is released next year. 

copy and paste this link:

Hope you like it!:)

New Developments - August 23, 2017

Hi! Sorry that it's been a while since my last post! First, I want to thank the people who have supported the release of my CD, "Tales from Worldhaven." Currently, I'm making plans for my most ambitious project yet which is a compilation CD of what I consider to be my best material for the past 40 years I have been a Singer-Songwriter! It will include some special editions of previously released material as well as newly-recorded songs. I'm pretty excited about it and it should be released by the middle of next year. I have quite a lot of music I have written to review after all! well take care and I'll keep you posted as always! BKT:)

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