Seemingly irreverent to current trends in contemporary music, Woodley Taylor’s debut album, which launches on Thursday 7th September, Breathe a Little Deeper, delivers a musical breath of fresh air.
A powerhouse of Classic Rock fused with Country and Folk built on thunderous rhythms and a husky, soulful vocal, Woodley Taylor delivers weeping guitar and harmony driven songs that offer a modern, poignant and relevant twist on the good time rock and roll spirit of old.
Breathe a Little Deeper, speaks to the need for us all to breathe a little deeper today, on a personal and inward trajectory; to think and to feel deeper, to learn empathy and compassion, both inwardly and outwardly into the world around us and to embrace the joys of life that we often dismiss.
Recorded entirely in analogue at Perrry Road Studios, Cambridgeshire; & produced by Greg Stephenson; the album consists of 14 tracks written & performed entirely by Woodley Taylor, the voice and multi-instrumentalist behind the album.
Heavily influenced by the greats of the 60s and 70s Woodley Taylor draws inspiration for song writing from both harrowing personal experiences and a growing distaste for modern society.
With refreshing authenticity and integrity beyond his years, Woodley Taylor strikes a masterful balance between poignant, powerful song writing and unforgettably hooking melodies. Communicating with the audience sonically, he brings an almost David Gilmour/Pink Floyd-esque touch to an otherwise Country, Folk-Rock sound. Intoxicating, seductive, not without angst and as emotionally fuelled as the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Nick Cave or Neil Young, Woodley Taylor strikes a masterful balance between poignant, powerful song writing and unforgettably hooking melodies.
Live on stage the Woodley Taylor show packs bounds of grit, power and boyish energy, delivering an enigmatic, adventurous and honest rock spectacle that is hard to come by.
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bob Dylan, The Who, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.