Acclaimed recording artist Ty Taylor, described by Rolling Stone as “a modern-day James Brown” for his in-the-pocket sound, caps Summer @ The Wallis with a sophisticated and swinging evening of classic and nouveau standards on our pop-up outdoor stage. His satiny jazz stylings, with rhythm and blues roots, reflect a time when life was lush and romance was king.
Taylor’s commanding artistry has been featured in such Broadway shows as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pippin, Songs for a New World, Grease and We Will Rock You. He is also the lead singer of the Blue Note recording band Vintage Trouble, which has opened for The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, 51 shows for The Who on the Quadrophenia Tour, Lenny Kravitz, Mavis Staples, KISS and Bon Jovi.
Additionally, he has toured with Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Macy Grey, Joss Stone and Fiona Apple, among others, and was also in the Top 10 hit band Dakota Moon on Elektra Records. He is the voice of Lester Grimes on the HBO series “Vinyl” created by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger and previously appeared at The Wallis in For The Record’s hit show Love Actually Live in The Sorting Room.