My 1st EP, with 4 fully produced, professionally engineered songs! These songs will also surface on my 5th album.
I hope you've had a great New Year so far! I'm excited about recording my fifth full-length album, and my very first 4-song EP! So, I've made four full-length albums already, and why am I making an EP now? Well, so far I have mainly produced and recorded my albums at home, with extremely modest, low budget equipment. I've also done it with a limited knowledge of recording and mixing. The plan this time around is to utilize the wealth of knowledge and talent of Jeremy Cays: a producer, arranger, recording engineer and brilliant pianist! It is Jeremy who arranged, produced, recorded, mixed and performed piano on my recording of 'O Holy Night' last year. The focus will be solely on producing the four songs on the EP, and bringing them to the standards that record companies are looking for. The intent is to send the EPs to these major record labels, in hopes of getting their attention. There is also the possibility of radio airplay, as major radio stations also hold high standards for the production of what they play. The songs from the EP will also eventually surface, and make their permanent home on my fifth full-length album. The remainder of the new songs will be home produced, as they were on my previous albums.
Studio time is not cheap, between the recording of instrument tracks, vocal tracks and subsequent mixing. Special time and attention must be paid to all of the above, to ensure an excellent product. I plan on using a professional mastering service this time around as well. By backing this project, you get to help make it happen, as well as redeem rewards based on your contribution! You are also helping this ministry, and possibly helping open doors to more opportunities and exposure for the music! I want to take the music wherever it is meant to go, and I feel that this is an important step.
$2000 is the goal, and it will be used to pay Jeremy Cays for production, arranging, recording and mixing in his professional recording studio. He will also perform piano on the project. Following mixing, it will also be used for mastering, which is the final step in the post production process. The way Kickstarter works is if the goal is not met at the end of the fundraiser, the money goes back to all of the backers. In this case, no money would be available to fund the project, and it would not be possible.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for watching my video! With your help, I'm looking forward to the realization of this project! God bless you all!
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Here is a brief bio:
Tom Taylor is an inspired Christian singer/songwriter. He recently released his fourth independent album, titled "Back Home for Christmas." Tom has a folk-rock sound, influenced by James Taylor, America, The Beatles, and other major artists. He is an honest songwriter, and you can feel his passion in the product that he creates. He has played in many different venues, including churches, coffeehouses, television, fairs, and charity events in several different states. It is Tom's desire to touch people's lives with his music, and to glorify God and make a difference for His kingdom.
Yes. All four of his releases are on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster and other major online retailers.
"My Lord and savior Jesus: the only way to God the Father, and our only way to eternal life. Musically, these various musicians: The Beatles, Steely Dan, Genesis, America, James Taylor, and many more."
Tom began playing guitar at around age 10, and has been playing it for more than twenty years. He got his first bass guitar at 14, and has been playing bass for about 18 years.
Tom began writing songs in 2005. It was during his wife Becky's pregnancy with their firstborn son Liam. Having difficulty writing lyrics, he collaborated with Becky, who co-wrote a lot of the songs on his first album. He has since written more on his own.
Tom's father was white, and was born and raised in Flint, MI. His mother is from the Philippines. His parents settled in San Diego, CA, where he was born.
Tom is 32-years-old.
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Your choice of one full-album download: "Tom Taylor" (2008), "New Arrival" (2010), "Solid Rock" (2011) or "Back Home for Christmas" (2011).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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THE WORKS! All five of my CDs, autographed, including the new album when available. PLUS handwritten lyrics to the song of your choice, by yours truly.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012