Photo Credit - Aaron Foster
Musician / Drummer / Bassist / Teacher
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joe on numerous projects and he brings great feel and musicianship to ANY style of music…HE’S A MONSTER!"
Nate Williams (Jamiroquai/Solo)
Award-winning drummer Joe Taylor began his music career at the age of 8. Since then he has performed with some of the UK’s finest musicians at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals. In 2009 Joe attended the renowned Academy of Contemporary Music and was subsequently awarded the ‘Outstanding Drummer of the Year’ award.
Artists and bands Joe has worked live, or in the studio with include:
Sweet Crisis (UK based rock band)
Mr Griff (UK rock/soul/funk band)
Kathy Kosins (ASCAP award-winning US Jazz Artist)
Lockie Chapman (The Overtones/Solo)
SJ Mortimer (Morganway/Solo)
Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson/Level 42)
Rob Harris (Jamiroquai/Sister Sledge)
Robbie Gladwell (Steve Harley/Suzi Quatro/Solo)
Resolution 88 (UK jazz/funk band)
Gevanni Hutton (The Voice)
Ant Law (UK Jazz Guitar Legend)
Ashton Jones (PB underground/Solo)
Tiago Coimbra (Maceo/Hiromi/Sessions)
Jimmi Clarke (Il Divo/Gloria Gaynor)
Harry Greene (Tom Seals/Afrik Bawantu)
Simon McBride (Deep Purple)
Sandy Beales (One Direction)
Booga (Ezio/Dizzie Rascal)
Adam Moore (Sessions)
Quentin Collins (UK Jazz Trumpet Legend)
Nate Williams (Jamiroquai/Steve Winwood)
Brian Henry (Omar/Soul 2 Soul/The Jacksons)
Simon Harris (Trio Manouche)
Moyses Dos Santos (Freya Ridings/Lola's Day Off)
Maurice Cannon (The Drifters)
Richard Henshall (Haken/To-Mera)
and many more...
Always looking to improve and develop musically, Joe has studied under world class drummers such as:
Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan)
Mike Sturgis (Bee Gees/A-Ha)
Stu Roberts (Kerry Ellis/Kiki Dee/West End)
Joe is proud to endorse Cambridge Drums
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Visit the customdrumtracks.co.uk website for more information, or email to discuss your project.
Some examples of my work in commercially released music can be found below.
Online or In Person
Having taught both privately and at schools and colleges for many years I have developed systems that will help to accelerate your growth as a drummer and more importantly, as a musician. Please email me or give me a call to discuss.
You can read reviews from some of my past students here.
Joe Taylor Trio
Joe Taylor - Drums
Jake Werth - Keys
Chris Diamand - Bass
Please get in touch for booking information.