One of the strongest bands featured at the Cameron House on Wednesday night for NXNE without a doubt was the Julian Taylor Band, who played an extremely tight set for a packed back room. People were groovin’ and shakin’ for their entire set.
Strongly resembling Stevie Wonder, the funk/soul band with a reggae flare has excellent rhythm and groove, is very energetic and Julian’s vocals are amazingly strong. This is a great band to see live. They are really entertaining, but the sheer greatness of the musicianship and the natural grace they bring to the stage is truly staggering.
Already in his musical career Taylor has released seven albums and has toured across the world, sharing the stage with renowned acts including Jeff Healy, Collective Soul, Blue Rodeo, Nickelback and others. He was even invited to play at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Vancouver.
The newly formed band released their first single “Never Gonna Give You Up” last summer, and have been playing regularly so you have ample opportunity to catch them and be blown away.
Watch the official music video here: