BIOGRAPHY

Dennis Taylor was born to be a performer; his talent and love of Classic Soul and R&B transcends his young age. Fans feel that they are watching an old soul when they see Dennis perform. Dennis’ passion for music is respected by all who know him. He truly captures the passionate love affair that is R&B channeling soulful influences such as Marvin Gaye, Barry White and Teddy Pendergrass. 

 

Born and raised in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown, it all began at the young age of 12 when Dennis made his first public singing performance. At just 24 years of age, Dennis has more than a decade of performing experience under his belt. A self taught musician, Dennis plays a variety of instruments, including piano and guitar.

 

From 2012 until 2016, Dennis was privileged to work with Grammy Award-winning producer, Bobby Eli. Eli, also a founding member of Philadelphia's MFSB Orchestra, was responsible for writing (along with Vinnie Barrett) several timeless classics of the Philly Soul Sound including, "Love Won't Let Me Wait", "Side Show" and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely" recorded by Major Harris, Blue Magic and Ronnie Dyson (and later, The Main Ingredient), respectively. Under Bobby's mentorship, Dennis was able to hone his craft in the Classic Soul and R&B realm. Dennis describes the time he spent with Eli as "a master class in Soul" for which he will be forever grateful.

 

Over his years of performing, Dennis has had the honor of performing at various well-known venues including The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and The TD Garden in Boston. More recently, Dennis has attracted a huge fan base overseas and has performed at The Cotswold Park Soul Weekender in The U.K., as well as Germany, where he has performed in over 20 cities across the country. Additionally, he has opened up for Classic Soul artists including, Tavares, The Stylistics, Black Ivory, Darlene Love, Candi Staton and Bloodstone; and also has served as a background singer for singers including Alexander O'Neal, Alyson Williams, and Evelyn "Champagne" King.

In August of 2017, Dennis became a member of the critically-acclaimed Boston group, North Shore Acappella, following the passing of longtime member and friend, Paul Lopes. The group performs often all around New England.

 

Dennis' long awaited, self-produced, debut album entitled, "I Think We're Gonna Make It" is set to be released in April of 2020 on SoulTownie Records.

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