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Taylor & The Mason

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About Taylor & The Mason

Acoustic trio
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Taylor & the Mason are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo from Manchester with a penchant for good harmonies and playing guitars.

Hailing from the bustling streets of Manchester, Taylor & the Mason are a folk, pop girl group comprised of three really good friends with a mutual love of music. Becky Taylor Sharman (guitar/vox), Sally Mason (guitar/vox) and Lorna Blundell (percussion/vox) all met a few years ago after running in the same musical circles in and around Manchester. Becky and Sally, already a duo under the title Taylor & the Mason, became acquainted with Lorna whilst playing the open mic circuits around the city. All three quickly discovered they had similar musical interests (and a shared love of sequins). They soon got to writing original music together, as well as learning covers of all genres, from folk to rock, to perfect their skills. With influences as broad as Dusty Springfield and Daft Punk, they have mashed all of their inspirations together to come up with their own unique take on music. Whether it's playing their own original music or covers, they have a distinctive sound which is fuelled by live instruments and three part harmonies. “They’re a real joy to watch, their infectious energy sealing the deal for anyone not already utterly charmed by the disarming nature of the songs” (Even The Stars) In between playing various venues around Manchester and the UK, as well as weddings, private functions and parties, they can often be found in local cafes, drinking tea, eating cake and chatting nonsense.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Folk rock
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Types:
Acoustic trio
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pre 1960’s to 1970’s
20th Century Boy- T Rex Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Day and All Night - Kinks All Shook Up- Elvis
Bad Moon Rising- Credence Clearwater Revival
Ben - Michael Jackson Boardwalk - Drifters
Boots are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison California Dreaming- The Mamas & the Papas
Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes Chic - Le Freak
Cupid- Sam Cooke
Disco Inferno - The Trammps Dreaming- Blondie Everybody's Talking- Harry Nilsson
Heart of Glass- Blondie
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles I Feel Love - Donna Summer
I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
I Shall be released- Bob Dylan
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor I’m A Believer - The Monkees I'll never be free- Ella Fitzgerald Jolene - Dolly Parton
Last Dance - Donna Summer Miss You - Rolling Stones Mojo Workin'- Muddy Waters Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Natural Woman- Carole King Night Fever - Bee Gees
Not Fade Away- Rolling Stones Oh Darling- The Beatles
Proud Mary - Tina Turner Respect - Aretha Franklin
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones Sitting in the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Somebody to Love- Jefferson Airplane
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Spooky - Dusty Springfield Stand by Me - Ben E.King Staying Alive - Bee Gees Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Superstition - Stevie Wonder Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Twisting the Night Away -Sam Cooke
Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley Wild Thing - The Troggs
You Sexy Thing- Hot Chocolate You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
1980’s
Don’t Leave Me This Way - The Communards
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Dr Beat- Gloria Estefan Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac Friday I’m In Love- The Cure
I drove all night- Cyndi Lauper Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Love will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division
Must Be Love- Madness Purple Rain - Prince Raspberry Beret - Prince Rush Hour - Jane Wielden Should I Stay of Should I Go- The Clash
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Sweet Dreams- The Eurythmics Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Teenage Kicks - Nouvelle Vague The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson
Tiffany- I think we're alone now Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Upside Down - Diana Ross Venus- Bananarma
Walk Like an Egyptian- The Bangles
When Doves Cry - Prince Word Up- Cameo
Running Up That Hill- Kate Bush
Love Cats- The Cure
1990’s
Blur- Song 2
Book of Love - Magnetic Fields Circle - Ocean Colour Scene
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston In Spite of Ourselves- John Prine
Jump Around- House of Pain My Lovin’ - En Vogue
No Diggity - Black Street Rhythm is a Dancer- Snap! Rhythm of the Night- Corona Two Can Play That Game - Bobby Brown
Waterfalls- TLC
What’s Up? - 4 Non-Blondes Zombie - Cranberries
2000’s
Adele - To make you feel my love
Can’t Get you Out of My Head - Kylie
Gold Lion- Yeah Yeah Yeahs Good Luck- Basement Jaxx Heartbeat – Robyn
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Kids - MGMT
Make You feel My Love - Adele Mercy- Duffy
Ohh La La - Goldfrapp
One Day Like This - Elbow Romeo- Basement Jaxx
Say My Name/ Cry Me A River – Destiny’s Child/ Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Tears Dry on Their Own- Amy Winehouse
Use Somebody- King Of Leon Valerie - The Zutons
You got the Love - Candi Staton/ Florence
2010’s - present
All About That Bass- Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
A Team- Ed Sheeran
Budapest- George Ezra Dancing on my own- Robyn
Fall at your Feet - Boy and Bear Get Lucky - Daft Punk
I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith
Lightning Bolt- Jake Bugg Lonely Boy- The Black Keys Pack Up - Eliza Dolittle
Read All About It - Emilie Sande Riptide - Vance Joy
Rolling in the Deep - Adele Send My Love (To your new Lover)- Adele
Sloom- Of Monsters and Men Shake it Off - Taylor Swift Shake It Out- Florence & the Machine
X’s and O’s- Elle King

Reviews

From customers:

Anna L, 3 years ago

I first heard Taylor and the Mason perfom at the Oast House in Manchester. I thought they sounded brilliant and enjoyed their choice of playlist because it was a mix of modern and older popular songs. I knew they would be perfect for our festival themed wedding and luckily my husband to be agreed when we were able to get to one of their other manchester gigs together. Throughout the process they were lovely, friendly and professional. They sent us a list of possible songs, but we were quite flexible as we liked most of the songs on the list, so bar a few requests we left the music choice up to them. During the wedding we had a lot of compliments on their perfomance from our wedding guests. Such lovely and talented people, I would highly recommend them.

Paul C, 3 years ago

I hired Taylor & The Mason for my 40th birthday after watching them play at a local venue in Manchester. They were superb and exactly what I was looking for: great musicians playing an eclectic range of songs and very pleasant/easy to make arrangements with. All my party guests commented how good the band was, I would definitely recommend them, they were brilliant.

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