Joe Taylor

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About Joe Taylor

Drummer | Bassist | Production
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Bury Saint Edmunds
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Award-winning drummer Joe Taylor began his music career at the age of 8. Since then he has performed with some of the UK’s finest musicians at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals. In 2009 Joe attended the renowned Academy of Contemporary Music and was subsequently awarded the ‘Outstanding Drummer of the Year’ award. ​ Artists and bands Joe has worked with include: ​​ Sweet Crisis (UK based rock band) Kathy Kosins (US based Jazz Singer) Lockie Chapman (The Overtones/Solo) SJ Mortimer (Morganway/Solo) Robbie Gladwell (Steve Harley/Suzi Quatro/Solo) Resolution 88 (UK jazz/funk band) Ashton Jones (PB underground/Solo) Tiago Coimbra (Maceo/Hiromi/Sessions) Harry Greene (Sessions) Booga (Ezio/Dizzie Rascal) Nate Williams (Jamiroquai/Solo) Brian Henry (Mica Paris/Omar/Soul 2 Soul) Simon Harris (Trio Manouche) Moyses Dos Santos (Lola's Day Off) Maurice Cannon (The Drifters) ​ ​ and many more... ​ ​ Always looking to improve and develop musically, Joe has studied under world class drummers such as: ​ Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan) Mike Sturgis (Bee Gees/A-Ha) Stu Roberts (Kerry Ellis/Kiki Dee/West End) ​ Joe is proud to endorse Cambridge Drums Collision Drumsticks ​ ​

Joe Taylor's Reviews

From customers:

Nathan W
4 years ago

"I’ve had the please of working with Joe on numerous projects and he brings great feel and musicianship to ANY style of music…HE’S A MONSTER!"

SJ (
4 years ago

"Not only is Joe a fantastic drummer he is also such a lovely guy to work with. Talented, easy going and knows how to groove anything you throw at him! He has played drums and bass for me on Sessions and performances and always delivers to a professional standard. I would recommend him to any singer songwriter to work with."

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Joe Taylor's Song list

Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Dakota - Stereophonics
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharell Williams
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Let it Go (Frozen OST) - Idina Menzel
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Miami - Will Smith
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Starships - Nikki Minaj
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Tribute - Tenacious D
Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Found Love - Rihanna
Whenever Wherever - Shakira
All Star - Smash Mouth
American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
Backstreet's Back - Backstreet Boys
Boom!Shake the Room - Will Smith
B*Witched - C'est La Vie
Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Deeper Underground – Jamiroquai
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Movin - S Club 7
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Bedingfield
Hella Good – No Doubt
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
Never Forget - Take That
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Place Your Hands – Reef
Regulatorz - Warren G
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Sit Down - James
Smooth – Santana
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Tainted Love - Soft Cell/The Living End
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
The One and Only - Chesney Hawkes
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
What's my age again? - Blink 182
Word up – Cameo
7 Days - Craig David
Africa - Toto
Ain't Nobody - Chakha Khan
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Club Tropicana – Wham!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Easy Lover - Phil Collins
Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
Final Countdown - Europe
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Jump – Van Halen
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Lovecats - The Cure
Love shack - B52s
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Rio - Duran Duran
Rosanna - Toto
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Shake a Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Take On Me - A-Ha
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
The Time of My Life - B. Medley & J. Warnes
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Under Pressure - Queen
When the Going Gets Tough - Billy Ocean
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Does Your Mother Know? – ABBA
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Jungle Boogie – Kool & the Gang
Le Freak - Chic
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Message in a Bottle - The Police
My Sharona - The Knack
Never Too Much – Luther Van Dross
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Roxanne - The Police
September – Earth, Wind and Fire
Sex Machine – James Brown
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Shake Your Body – Michael Jackson
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Voulez-Vous – ABBA
Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Waterloo - ABBA
Working Day and Night - Michael Jackson
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations
Come Together - The Beatles
Do You Love Me - The Contours
All Shook Up - Elvis
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Help - Beatles
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
All Of Me - John Legend
Awake My Soul - Mumford & Sons
Absolute Beginners - David Bowie
Be My Friend - Free
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli
Cheerleader - JP Cooper
City of Stars (La La Land OST) - Gosling & Stone
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
I Just Want To Love You - The Shires
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Just You and I - Tom Walker
Lover of the Light - Mumford & Sons
Love You Til the End - The Pogues
Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro
Million Love Songs - Take That
Need the Sun to Break - James Bay
Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Real Good Hands - Gregory Porter
Rule the World - Take That
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Seaside - The Kooks
Something Like Olivia - John Mayer
Step - Vampire Weekend
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Then - Brad Paisley
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
The Time of My Life - B. Medley & J. Warnes
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The Wonder of You - Elvis
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
With Or Without You - U2
Wishing on a Star - Paul Weller
When the World Falls Down - David Bowie
Wings - Birdie
You And I - Crystal Fighters
You and Me - Lifehouse
You are the best thing - Ray LaMontaigne
You do something to me - Paul Weller

Joe Taylor's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Drum technician, Transcription, Audio engineer, Producer, Composer, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist, Ableton Live, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
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