Leaving his home in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 18 to seek his fortune in Hollywood, Joel Taylor plied his trade at local piano bars for a hundred dollars and the contents of a tip jar, interspersing his own originals with standards. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, he rented a room in Echo Park with noted French guitar-maker to the stars, James Trussart, and was constantly surrounded by a cast of musical characters that added to the color of his burgeoning musical narrative. At any given time Joel could walk downstairs for his morning coffee and be greeted by the likes of ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Lianne La Havas, John Oates and Robbie Krieger, John Densmore and Chris Robinson, who he later sat in with for The Doors 50th anniversary. After years of absorbing these moments, being a working musician and perfecting his songwriting craft, Joel felt the pull to step out front as an artist and begin his solo career.

Joel is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut EP, to be released in early 2019.

Watch Give Myself Away, directed by Courteney Cox:

 

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