Dolphin Taylor Drummer

Dolphin taylor

Brian "Dolphin" Taylor (born 10 November 1958) is a British drummer. Dolphin's first band was Dragon's Playground, which earlier had had Annie Lennox as a flautist. In 1976 Dragon's Playground appeared on ATV's New Faces. His career with the Tom Robinson Band started when Dolphin gave a friend a lift to an audition as bass guitarist for the Tom Robinson Band in 1976. As the band had no drummer at that point, Dolphin (who was already a drummer) filled in. By the end of the evening, the band was still looking for a bass guitarist, but had found their drummer. He stayed for two years, eventually resigning in 1978. In 1982 he joined Stiff Little Fingers, playing on the £1.10 or less EP, and the Now Then... album, before the band split in 1983. In 1983 after the demise of SLF, Taylor become the 'sometimes go to' session drummer for producer Nick Tauber. Towards the end of 1983 through his work with Nick Tauber, he was introduced to and joined Spear of Destiny as their full time drummer. Dolphin became a part of The Engine Room, the Spear of Destiny rhythm section, along with bass player Stan Stammers.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 10th, 1958
United Kingdom

Musical acts

1.Stiff Little Fingers Punk rock

1982 - 1996

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977, at the height of the Troubles. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star, doing rock covers, until they discovered punk. They split up after six years and four albums, although they reformed five years later, in 1987. Despite major personnel changes, they are still touring and recording. In 2014 the band released their tenth studio album and a world tour followed its release. Jake Burns, their lead singer, is the only member to have been with the band during all its incarnations, but in March 2006, original bass guitarist Ali McMordie rejoined them following the departure of The Jam bass player Bruce Foxton after fifteen years.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Bass guitar 1977 1977
Guitar, Vocals 1977 1993
Guitar, Lead Vocals 1977 1982
Drums 1977 1979
Vocals, Bass guitar 1977 1982
Drums 1979 1981
Vocals, Drums 1982 1996
Vocals, Bass guitar 1991 January, 2006
Drums, Vocals 1997
Guitar 1998

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2.Spear of Destiny Indie rock, Alternative rock, Rock music, Punk rock, Post-punk

Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, founded in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon and bassist Stan Stammers. It has had an ever-changing line-up through the years.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Micky Donnelly
Neil Pyzer

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3.Tom Robinson Band New Wave, Pop punk, Punk rock

1976 -

Tom Robinson Band were a British rock band, established in 1976 by singer, songwriter and bassist Tom Robinson. Their third single, "Up Against the Wall", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Power in the Darkness, is still widely admired. Tom Robinson began gigging in London in 1976. By the end of the year, he had decided to put together a permanent band. Robinson's old friend, guitarist Danny Kustow, was the first in the permanent lineup. They ran small ads in the music papers looking for a bass player and drummer. Robinson found drummer Brian "Dolphin" Taylor. The search for a bass player continued, until Mark Ambler auditioned. Some days later, Ambler mentioned he also played keyboards; he had spent many years studying piano with veteran jazz musician, Stan Tracey. After listening to Ambler playing his Hammond organ Robinson realised he would have to be the bass player himself. The band hit the club scene right in the middle of London's punk explosion. Their live shows got favourable reviews, and soon A&R men were attending many of their gigs. EMI Records signed the Tom Robinson Band.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1976 1977
Tom Robinson
1976 1979
1976 1979
1977 1979
Nick Plytas
1977 1979

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