Geoff Taylor was the 'first' vocalist to win New Faces in 1975 and this set him on his road to success, prompting Micky Most to comment, "Geoff is a singer with real quality........just oozing with style"!
Winning New Faces resulted in a recording contract with Pye Records and achieving numerous chart hits in Europe. Bookings to perform at top cabaret venues and contracts for major cruise lines quickly followed.
At around the same time, Geoff was asked to record a live show with the BBC 2 Radio Orchestra. This was so successful that it resulted in a relationship with the BBC that was to last for over 20 years and more than 2000 broadcasts, on shows such as, 'You The Night & The Music' and 'Around Midnight', ever the professional, he was given the Nickname of 'One Take Taylor', relating to his ability to record the show in just one take!
Geoff also regularly performed live at the Pebble Mill Studios and he quickly gained a reputation for being 'One of The Best Male Vocalist' to come out of the UK! He has since toured with many House-Hold Names such as Bobby Davro, Jimmy Cricket, Jim Davidson and Jethro and has supported Mike & Bernie Winters and Dana's Summer Seasons Shows. Geoff has been a leading Headline Act worldwide, from Australia, to South Africa to the South of France. He has performed for members of our Royal Family and has appeared in the West End of London at The Savoy, The Waldorf, The Park Lane Hotel and Theatres. This has all contributed to Geoff Taylor becoming the versatile, class act he is today.
Never one to shy away from a challenge and forever The Professional, Geoff accepted one of his most memorable bookings by far, performing on stage, in The Rain Forrest , entertaining our British Troops! Flown in by helicopter he didn't quite know what to expect but he had a great reception and the memories will live on for a life time!! He was asked to perform again for our Troops, this time in Northern Ireland and Benbecular which he accepted with enthusiasm and respect!
A fan of the legendary Frank Sinatra for many years, Geoff performs a fantastic tribute to 'Old Blue Eyes', with classics such as 'Witchcraft', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'New York New York', this show never fails to delight his audiences. All the songs are performed to excellent Big Band tracks faithful to the original scores, with Nelson Riddle being one of the Master Arrangers.
Included in Geoff's repertoire is The Story of Neil Diamond, the wonderful songs of Michael Buble, Matt Monro, Johnny Mathis and many more. From beautiful ballads to uplifting Swing numbers to Middle of the road Pop, Geoff Taylor has something for everyone. He has been performing on Cruise Ships around the world for over 25 years and continues to enjoy repeat contracts as Headline Act/Guest Entertainer, for Fred Olsen and Saga Cruises. He also fulfils bookings for Corporate and Private Events around the UK.
In 2008 Geoff entered the X Factor! Louis Walsh commented, "You're a great Crooner Geoff, you make it look so easy", it's a yes from me. Danni Minogue said she could see him recording an album of Swing, so it was a "yes" from her. Simon Cowell said, "you CAN sing Geoff, it's a yes from me"! He ended up at Boot Camp, in the final 12, over 25's Category, one step away from Judges Houses, 2 steps away from the Live Shows, proving that, he really is The Man With The Golden Voice! A superb vocal entertainer for whom rave reviews are the rule rather than the exception, there are few performers able to equal Geoff's phenomenal re-booking ratio!Book now