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     Taylor, Ben (22nd January 1977-Present)

    He is a singer-songwriter and actor born Benjamin Simon Taylor who grew up in Manhattan and whose parents are the singers James Taylor and Carly Simon.  His sister Sally is also a musician.  His education was received mainly in boarding school where he learned how to play the guitar, and then he left whilst in the 9th grade and travelled round Asia and Europe.  While still a teenager he recorded a cover of "I Will", originally by The Beatles, and this ended up being on the soundtrack to Bye Bye Love.  Around 1997 he recorded his first album Green Dragon, Name a Fox, which remains unreleased but followed it up in 2001 with his newly formed the Ben Taylor Band releases Famous Among the Barns and EP#1.  Changing his sound from what he described as "neo-psychadelic folk funk" to a more acoustic style he recorded his 2005 Another Run Around the Sun with the actor and album's producer Kevin Bacon on bass guitar and his mother and sister as backing singers.  2006 saw him releasing a further EP, Deeper Than Gravity and a further album, The Legend of Kung Folk Part 1 (The Killing Bite).  Albums by other artists he has appeared on include Banana Wind by Jimmy Buffett, I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound by Tom Paxton, Coming Around Again and Bedroom Tapes by Carly Simon, Too Many Years for the charity Clear Path International who concentrate on survivors of land mines.  As an actor he has been seen playing parts in the British TV show Always and Everyone and in the US show American Dreams.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.myspace.com/bentaylorofficial
    2. http://bentaylormusic.com/
    3. http://www.ben-taylor.com/
    4. http://music.aol.com/artist/ben-taylor/biography/1108368
    5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Taylor_%28musician%29
    6. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1685312/
    7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6080984.stm
    8. http://buffettnews.com/modules.php?name=SongDatabase&file=bandmember&bid=296
    9. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Ben%20Taylor:1927186403
    10. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jzfoxq9gldae~T4

     

    Here he is singing "Nothing I Can Do"...

     

     

     

     

     

     



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