Somewhere in Between
Rooted in Philadelphia and settled in New York City, Russell Taylor was enveloped by a rich musical legacy. From Gamble and Huff to Michael Jackson, songs of emotional love, social commentary and just having a good time provided a foundation for one of the most talented singer/songwriters bubbling under the radar. His music moves between nouveau soul and vintage blues with a caramel smooth ease, moving audiences through an emotional journey with each show. First introduced to fans in 2000, Russell was featured on the Ministry of Sound collection with 'Fool for Love,' a top 10 single on the European charts. Then he released 'Last Dance' on Rise/Virgin Records, produced by the Basement Boys. His success on the Euro-charts left an insatiable thirst to produce music that stems from the American soul movement yet transcends continental barriers. His stateside musical journey has lead him to share stages with Lalah Hathaway, Tweet, Musiq, Donnie, N'Dambi, Trina Broussard, Eric Roberson, Laurnea, Jaguar Wright and Mary J Blige, among other great artists that have impacted international markets. Painted with blues, rock & roll, hip-hop, and spiritual soul, Russell Taylor's artistry is embodied in sound and shared with the greater goal of bridging gaps.