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Leigh Taylor
United States, California, Spring Valley

About Leigh Taylor

Since his first television performance at age four, it was clear that Leigh Taylor was headed for a life in music. That’s when he sang Sixteen Tons in the Los Angeles talent show, Rocket to Stardom. To no one’s surprise, he won first place.

But for Leigh, that rocket took some strange twists and turns.

He was born with a life-threatening health condition. Leigh’s mother vowed to “raise him in ... read more

About Leigh Taylor

Since his first television performance at age four, it was clear that Leigh Taylor was headed for a life in music. That’s when he sang Sixteen Tons in the Los Angeles talent show, Rocket to Stardom. To no one’s surprise, he won first place.

But for Leigh, that rocket took some strange twists and turns.

He was born with a life-threatening health condition. Leigh’s mother vowed to “raise him in church” if the Lord allowed him to live. God kept His part of the bargain, so Leigh was exposed to a strong Christian influence throughout his formative years. That heritage caught up with him in 1971, when he became a real, born-again believer.

Leigh lived briefly as a novice monk—a choice that ended permanently when he married Susan Nichols in 1986. Since then, he has divided his time between performing and raising their two children, Caleb and Kya.

In the 1970’s, Leigh’s musical gifts led to a role in Lonesome Stone, a Christian rock musical that toured throughout Europe and the link. As an African-American performer, he was something of a curiosity in places like Scotland, where the ethnic makeup is decidedly homogeneous. He nevertheless won the eternal admiration of his Scottish hosts when he fearlessly downed a plate of haggis—the national dish made of ingredients too disgusting to mention.

Through the next several decades, Leigh developed his distinctive voice as a Christian singer/songwriter, working solo and with various backing ensembles—including his popular band of the 1990’s, Moon Cookies, and the later Watermark Tribe.

Leigh’s original material is brilliant as burnished gold, but that hasn’t stopped him from lending his talent to other artists’ projects. Indeed, the most striking feature of Leigh’s career is its diversity.

Start with the multiple vocal personas that Leigh demonstrates in his songs. Blessed with an astonishing range, Leigh’s voice veers from a thundering bass to the pure falsetto of a child—sometimes within the same song. It was only natural that he would find a niche as a voiceover artist. So, along with his music, Leigh’s voice has been heard in a variety of commercials and audio productions.

With his strong musical vision, Leigh could have been very successful simply performing his own material. But his interests took him down some unusual paths. In 2005 he played the role of Jim in the Lamb’s Players Theater production of Pump Boys & Dinettes. He sang with several groups in various genres, and produced albums for other artists.

For those familiar with Leigh Taylor’s music, no new direction is surprising. Throughout his decades of performing, he has demonstrated the restless versatility that characterizes true creative genius. And he shows no signs of letting up.

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Leigh Taylor
3 months ago

Yeah, COVID sucks.
But last year I started work on a solo CD because of it.
With the band project in limbo, thanks to COVID, I needed something to do!
So here I am, making music... and gaining weight.
Hope to post something soon!

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Leigh Taylor
4 years ago

Hey Y'all,
Please check this out, and help, if you're open to it.
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Leigh Taylor
5 years ago

Greeting N1M Friends,

As you may, or may not know, I was diagnosed with cancer in late 2014.
That kind of thing has puts ones projects in perspective and, on hold.

I went through the usual stuff, surgery, radiation and such, and recently learned that my numbers are really good. So, I'm heading into the studio soon, to start on a new project!

I'll keep you up on what's happening

Thanks Y'all
Leigh

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Leigh Taylor
6 years ago

You'd never know, but we filmed this in a friend's 4 car garage!
Lots of help from lots of people!
Thanks, Y'all - You know who you are!!

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Leigh Taylor
6 years ago

Hey Y'all,
In November of last year, I learned that I had prostate cancer.
At the beginning of the year, I had prostate surgery, followed by a slow healing period.
After that, I start walking three to five miles a day to get my stamina back.

Life continued, and my first PSA (prostate specific antigen) is undetectable. That's a good thing.
Hazzah!
Three months later, and my next PSA is point zero one. Not a big leap, but, my doctor wanted to smack it hard before it proved to be a problem.
Next came two months of radiation. Yeah, five days a week of being irradiated. Fun.
I couldn't feel anything during the sessions that only lasted seven minutes per visit, but, it left me more exhausted than I've ever felt. EVER.

Now, I'm done being irradiated, and trying to build my stamina up again. My old body says: "weren't we just working on this?" And my brain says "yeah, but what else are we gonna do?"
Well, lately, I've been working on new music. I've written or started several new songs and, in fact, just started a new one few days ago. I'm also remodeling my studio and gearing up to start on a new recording project.
Lastly, plans are being made to shoot the video for a future Indiegogo campaign.

Please pray for me while I keep pushing forward

Later Y'all.
Leigh

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