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DIGITAL 45 | Give Us A Sign & Lovesick Fool 

Two new tunes to share with the world! Co-written by Julian with Tyler Ellis and Robert Priest, these two songs were recorded live at Canterbury Sound to two inch tape in late August. Big love to CBC Radio for their early support!

OTTAWA – Thursday October 26th | National Arts Centre 

We’re coming back to our home away from home to perform in the National Arts Centre Studio Theatre on Thursday. Last time we checked there were still some tickets available. This show will feature an opening acoustic set, with a full band set to follow a short intermission.

CORBYVILLE – Saturday October 28th | Signal Brewery 

Our friend Chris Loane has been presenting some fantastic acts at Signal Brewery in Corbyville. Still some tickets available for this Hallowe’en Party featuring us. If you’re in the Belleville area, we’d love to see you on Saturday night!


What a thrill it was to return to Aeolian Hall last Thursday. There are venues, and then there are places that seem to inspire us to put our best foot forward. The volunteers made sure we were well looked after, and Chris Babin does an incredible job with the sound. We debuted our acoustic opening set – more photos and notes coming.

Tonight a few of us are off to the annual Folk Music Ontario conference to hang out and play a few tunes.

Live At Lee’s Palace – One Year of Desert Star

Desert Star was released one year ago today. It’s been a great year for the band. To commemorate the occasion here’s a collection of songs recorded at our album release party at Lee’s Palace on October 7th, 2016. We played with two great bands: Ann Vriend and Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. The recording was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ross Citrullo.

‘Live music is better. Bumper stickers should be issued.’ – Neil Young


  • Vocals/Guitar: Julian Taylor
  • Drums: Jeremy Elliott
  • Guitar: Bill Bell
  • Bass: Steve Pelletier
  • Keys: Dave Engle
  • Keys: Dick Fairthorne III
  • Sax: Norman Ryan
  • Sax: Ritch Thoman
  • Vox: Laurel Tubman
  • Vox: Karen Weigold



Julian Taylor Band - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival


‘Live Music Is Better!’ – JT has been shouting this from the stage at every show on the summer tour so far, and every audience has enthusiastically agreed. Here I’ll offer a quick re-cap of our shows so far.

June 18: Markham Village Music Festival: Taking Flight & Volume Wars

The first show of our summer tour was in Markham, Ontario. We’d originally planned to perform as a smaller configuration but figured what the heck – it’s local, and what’s more fun than the full 8 piece band? Nothing, that’s what. We all managed to squeeze our cars in to the lot directly behind the stage, and we played as the sun set. The stage was small, but we’ve definitely played on smaller. There was another stage set-up no more than 100ft away with a band going full tilt. We decided to save ‘Carry Me Home’ until after they were done – we soldiered through but it was a little weird having that much volume so close!

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

The band heads off for a pre-show pint at the Markham Village Music Festival

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

A great first show of the summer tour at the Markham Village Music Festival.

JUNE 24: Tinhorn Creek Winery, Oliver BC: No Legroom, Gorgeous Country and Incredible Hospitality  Continue reading →

Julian Taylor Band - Canal Days

Summer Tour Kick Off & More Shows Added

SUMMER 2017 KICK OFF: Big thanks to everyone who came out to our first show of the summer at the Markham Village Music Festival. Really cool to see the programming shift toward original acts.

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

And that’s a wrap on our first show of the summer!

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re coming to Port Colborne, Ontario on Saturday August 5th to play with Big Sugar and The Sadies at Canal Days. It’s a free show, but donations of $2 and $5 are gratefully accepted at the gate. Gates open at 7:00pm and we’re up first.

Julian Taylor Band - Canal Days

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re playing an afternoon free hometown show on Sunday August 13th as part of the ‘Music In The Park’ series at Kew Gardens in Toronto. We’ll be playing two sets, at 2:00pm and 3:15pm. Bring a blanket and the family and enjoy a musical afternoon wit us.

Music In The Park - Julian Taylor Band

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