"Taylor Abrahamse is truly one of Canada's most original and outstanding artists [that] I have worked with in some time. His sense of melody, lyrics and song structure along with an amazing skill as a performer, will soon be revealed to the general public."
Eddie Kramer, Grammy-Winning Producer/Engineer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles)
"Taylor has all the talent of some of the worlds mega artists like Michael Jackson, Prince... His range is almost off the audio scale. Seeing him perform is an overwhelming experience."
- Chris Birkett, Grammy Winning Producer (Sinead O'Connor)
A professional singer/songwriter, recording studio owner & voice actor, Taylor is a one of a kind singer songwriter that fans have described as 'The Canadian Paul Simon'. Beginning as a five-year-old Elvis impersonator at county fairs, and writing songs & playing guitar since he was 12 - at sixteen, he was a Top 30 finalist on Canadian Idol.
After and on-the-spot performance at Canadian Music Week, Taylor was contacted by Grammy-winning music engineering legend Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Carly Simon, David Bowie & many more), who insisted on producing & developing him. Now with his debut album released November 2020, Eddie describes Taylor as ‘a songwriting genius’. His debut album has a musical backdrop that is true to classic songwriters of the 20th century such as James Taylor or Randy Newman, yet feels entirely fresh – dealing with his experiences with love, depression, loss, and even gender identity. Taylor co-founded a busy professional recording studio, Silverthorn Studios, where much of the album was recorded & mixed.
He has also written musicals, and music for other artists & television series seen worldwide, including the main theme for ‘Fangbone!’ (Disney), one of many cartoon series in which Taylor plays a lead or supporting character. He also has written, produced and performed original songs for popular Youtube channels, such as Corus’ online division & ‘Super Planet Dolan’. These song's respective music videos have had over 20 million plays and thousands of music downloads. Learn more about his professional voice acting coaching & acting credits on his acting page here.
He has performed concerts on stages across Ontario including Dundas Square, The Mod Club, the Festival Of Lights and as the closing performer for the Ontario Special Olympics. His shows make the audience feel completely connected & at home with a blend of gorgeous originals, covers, improvised comedic songs, and audience participation. Taylor’s show is scale-able to work solo, or with a 2-4 piece band.
"I am so enamoured with this delightful debut album release. Taylor and his team paid attention to every creative detail. You will never get bored of listening to any of the well crafted songs." Full Interview with Makeda Taylor - read it here.
"Taylor has struck gold somewhere in the funky Neil Young/Randy Newman mountains. While the collection has a foothold in the golden era of songwriting, the subject matter and the way it’s assiduously handled anchor it firmly in the now. A standout debut from a talent that has arrived." - Lenny Stoute, Cashbox Canada - Full post here.
"Stop by his page to see what real determination and pursuit of one’s dreams at full-force truly looks like – I think we could all learn something about that from Taylor Abrahamse." - Jer @ Sleeping Bag Studios - Full post here.