The Final Countdown: Horseshoe Tavern Thursday December 21

There are still some tickets available – we’d love to see you so please click this link and come through! There will be tickets available at the door but if you want to avoid disappointment, buy a ticket. We appreciate each and every one of you who bought/buys a ticket in advance.

It will be fun to play with the young guns in Kasador again.

Show schedule:

Doors: 8:30pm

Kasador: 9:30pm – 10:15pm

JTB: 10:45pm – 12:15am

We’ll have what’s left of our Desert Star merch for sale – this will be a chance to snap something up before it’s gone – FOREVER.

Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item. They’ll be collected and delivered to the Daily Bread Food Bank on behalf of the entire JTB family.

See you on Thursday!


Sounds Of The Season 2017

The band was at the Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC building in Toronto today soundchecking and prepping for tomorrow’s live radio broadcast: ‘Sounds Of The Season.’ If you’re in the GTA, tune in to CBC Radio 1 (99.1FM in Toronto) or online by clicking here. The band is the house band for the ‘Here & Now’ segment between 3pm and 6pm. If you’re outside of the immediate listening area, you can tune in by listening online here.

Here are a few pics of today’s soundcheck – with thanks to Karin Chykaliuk for the full band photos.

Julian Taylor Band - Sounds Of The Season David Engle - Julian Taylor Band Sounds Of The Season Soundcheck

NEWS – Sounds Of The Season, Summer 2018, Song Of The Week, Riverdale Share & Horseshoe Tavern 70th Anniversary


Summer 2018 is already shaping up to be fantastic, as the band is already booked to perform with Marianas Trench & Virginia To Vegas in Timmins, Ontario at the Stars And Thunder Festival.  It’s an entire week of incredible acts. Tickets go on sale next Thursday November 16th and you’ll be able to buy them here. The JTB performs on Tuesday June 26th.

Julian Taylor Band | Stars & Thunder FestivalSONG OF THE WEEK – CBC’s HERE & NOW – Lovesick Fool 

Big love to everyone at ‘Here & Now’ on CBC Radio 1 in Toronto for adding ‘Lovesick Fool’ as the Song Of The Week this week. Julian was interviewed by Gill Deacon on last Monday. You can hear the interview in the SoundCloud widget below:


The band will be the house band for the ‘Here & Now’ segment of the annual CBC Radio ‘Sounds Of The Season’ fundraiser and live broadcast on Friday December 1st. We’ll be playing with the amazing reggae artist Exco Levi, and we’ll be joined by members of the Nathaniel Dette Chorale for ‘Give Us A Sign’. The whole day is always great radio – to catch us tune in between 3pm and 6pm on CBC Radio 1.



Julian will be performing at this year’s Riverdale Share Concert. This is a fantastic show at the Danforth Music Hall that raises money to support worthy initiatives in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. You can buy tickets here. Here’s a clip of Julian performing at last year’s concert.

Julian Taylor from Susan Baker on Vimeo.


The band will be performing at our musical home on Thursday December 21st to celebrate the best live music club in the world. There are few places with the tradition and history of the ‘shoe – and it will be a thrill to be part of this incredible milestone. We’ll be joined by our friends in Kasador, who will be opening the show.

You can buy tickets HERE. 

Julian Taylor Band Horseshoe Tavern

Follow this link for tickets.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Give Us A Sign Digital 45 release | Odds & Ends

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.

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