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Interview with Christopher Taylor

Today, we sat down with Christopher Taylor to talk inspiration to write music, music listened to growing up and much more! Be sure to check out Christopher’s music below after the interview on Spotify.

Here is the interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
I guess my main inspiration is that I feel I can communicate with people through my music, and that through the medium of music I can share experiences and emotions that people can relate to.

I write the music on my own.  For the lyrics some are self penned and I also have collaborations with my long time friend Stephen Cree and my niece Harriet Sanders.  Songs are inspired by situations around us, a lot are about relationships and life’s challenges.  Even if we don’t think it our surroundings inevitably influence us.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

As a teenager I was in to bands as diverse as Alice Cooper to Fleetwood Mac.I’m still growing up and like to listen to bands like Counting Crows, Crowded House, solo acts like James Morrison and Jack Johnson as well as elctro pop artists like Madeon and Porter Robinson. In my CD and digital library I have some classical and jazz too.   I love all types of music and I guess my diverse tastes feed in to my writing today.

Is there someone you looked up to as a hero?

In addition to my mum and dad it would have to be Alice Cooper. He was, and still is, a great showman. His music really excited me and inspired me to learn the guitar and his dad was also a preacher.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?

Wow great question. I think it would still be something creative, maybe and artist or author.  However, I can’t really draw or write so thank goodness for music.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?

I say go for it. The feeling of playing something you have written is really amazing.  The buzz I still get from writing is brilliant. It’s a great way to express yourself and share your expediences.  If you get the opportunity to play your songs to others you’ll be hooked for good.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight