Kathleen Taylor is a South African singer/songwriter now based in Los Angeles. Her music is blues/rock, but she incorporates elements from the Classical and traditional African music she grew up performing.
From the age of 5, Kathleen began playing the violin and soon after began playing the piano and singing in choirs. In High School Kathleen’s musical passion extended to musical theatre and she also began playing the guitar.
Although originally intending to pursue jazz, Kathleen soon discovered blues and fell in love with the genre. Her strong and soulful voice lent itself perfectly to the genre and her voice’s natural rasp, together with the prevalence of rock culture in Los Angeles, automatically brought a rock sound to her music.
Kathleen soon began writing and recording her own music and in 2015 she began working with producer Katsuya Sezaki on her upcoming album due for release at the end of 2016. The first single from the album, "Sweet Solitude", was released on January 1st 2016.
Her second single, "A Woman’s Rage", was released on International Woman’s Day (8 March 2016). The song deals with gender discrimination, undermining and assault and the power of the emotion which it evokes within women. This is an area within which Kathleen worked closely during her time at law school in South Africa and so one about which she is very passionate. All proceeds of the song’s sale will benefit Women for Women International, an organization which
runs programs to empower women in conflict zones.
Stream the 2 singles HERE on Soundcloud
Marty's review: Kathleen Taylor belts out blues-rock with a raw passion that hits you immediately and doesn't let you go. With a voice that soars on every note, lyrics that come from within and a tight musical production, this is an artist that knows where she's going and will be more than noticed.
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