Nigel John Taylor Alternative Artist

Nigel john taylor

Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of pop rock band Duran Duran. Duran Duran were one of the most popular groups in the world during the 1980s due to their revolutionary music videos that played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV. Taylor played with Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 until 1997, when he left to pursue a solo recording and film career. He recorded a dozen solo releases (albums, EPs, and video projects) through his company "Trust The Process" over the next four years, had a lead role in the movie Sugar Town, and made appearances in a half dozen other film projects. He rejoined Duran Duran for a reunion of the original five members of the group in 2001. Taylor also founded two supergroup side projects: Power Station and Neurotic Outsiders. Taylor grew up in Hollywood, a suburb of Birmingham, England. As a child he attended Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic school and the Abbey High School, in Redditch, wore glasses (due to severe myopia, over -10 dioptres), enjoyed James Bond movies and the hobby of wargaming with hand-painted model soldiers.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 20th, 1960
Nationality
England,United States of America
Religion
Catholicism
Places lived
Birmingham , United Kingdom
pop. 1,074,300 (2011)

Family

Spouses
Children

Education

1. Abbey High School Educational Institution

Celebrity relationships

Partner Relationship type Started Ended
Janine Andrews
Dated 1984

Musical acts

1.Duran Duran Post-punk, Rock music, Dance-rock, New Wave, Pop rock, Electronic music, New Romanticism, Dance-pop, Funk rock, Synthpop, Alternative rock, Pop music

1978 - 1979

Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and according to the Sunday Mercury, they have sold more than 100 million records. While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, the band later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band's controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel MTV.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals 1978 1979
Guitar 1978 1979
Simon Colley
Bass guitar 1978 1979
Keyboard, Backing Vocals 1978
Andy Wickett
Vocals 1979 1980
Drums 1979 1986
Vocals 1980
Jeff Thomas
Lead Vocals 1980 1980
1980 1985
Alan Curtis
Guitar 1980 1980
Warren Cuccurullo
Backing Vocals, Guitar 1986 2001
Drums 1991

Albums

Album title Released Type
Duran Duran 1981 Studio album
Rio 1982 Studio album
Seven and the Ragged Tiger 1983 Studio album
Notorious 1986 Studio album
Big Thing 1988 Studio album
Liberty 1990 Studio album
Thank You 1995 Studio album
Medazzaland 1997 Studio album
Pop Trash 2000 Studio album
Astronaut 2004 Studio album
Red Carpet Massacre 2007 Studio album
All You Need Is Now 2010 Studio album

2.Band Aid Charity record, Christmas music, Pop music

1984 - 1984

Band Aid II was a charity supergroup featuring leading British, Irish, Scottish, and American musicians and recording artists.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Guitar, Vocals 1964 1984
Vocals, Guitar 1964 1984
Keyboard, Vocals, Guitar 1984 1984
Keyboard 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Lead Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals, Bass guitar 1984 1984
Bass guitar 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Keyboard, Bass guitar 1984 1984
Bass guitar 1984 1984
Guitar 1984 1984
Vocals, Bass 1984 1984
Vocals, Synthesizer 1984 1984
Vocals, Guitar, Bass guitar 1984 1984
Saxophone, Percussion, Guitar 1984 1984
Drums 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Backing Vocals, Drums 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Keyboard 1984 1984
Piano 1984 1984
Drums, Vocals 1984 1984
Guitar 1984 1984
Keyboard, Vocals, Guitar 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Vocals, Guitar 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Guitar 1984 1984
Percussion, Drums 1984 1984
Bass guitar, Vocals, Double bass 1984 1984
Drums, Percussion 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar, Keyboard 1984 1984
Bass guitar 1984 1984
Vocals 1984 1984
The Pasadenas
Big Fun
Bros
Wet Wet Wet

3.The Power Station Rock music, New Wave, Hard rock, Dance-rock, Pop rock

1984 - 1985

The Power Station was a 1980s supergroup made up of singer Robert Palmer, former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor and Andy Taylor. Bernard Edwards, also of Chic, was involved on the studio side as recording producer and for a short time also functioned as The Power Station's manager. Edwards also replaced John Taylor on bass for the recording of the supergroup's follow-up album. The band was formed in New York City late in 1984 during a break in Duran Duran's schedule that became a lengthy hiatus. The Power Station was named after The Power Station recording studio where their album was conceived and recorded.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Bass guitar 1984 1985
Guitar 1984 1985
Lead Vocals 1984 1985
Drums 1984 1985
Lead Vocals 1985 1985
Bass guitar 1995 1996

4.Neurotic Outsiders Punk rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock

Neurotic Outsiders was a supergroup founded in 1995, consisting of Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, and John Taylor of Duran Duran. The very first line-up featured Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, but they were soon replaced by Jones and Taylor. The group was originally called Neurotic Boy Outsiders. Originally a gathering of friends jamming together at the Viper Room, they eventually recorded one eponymous album on Maverick Records in 1996, and did a brief tour of Europe and North America. The album, which was the first release by the band and is now out of print, was followed up by the "Angelina" 5 song EP in 1997. IT was released only in Japan and contained 5 tracks. They reunited briefly in April 1999 for three shows at the Viper Room. This wasn't the first time Guns N' Roses members and Steve Jones had collaborated. Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses, and Ian Astbury, Billy Duffy, and Mickey Curry, all from The Cult, which Matt Sorum played with both before and after Guns N' Roses, all made guest appearances on the Steve Jones solo album Fire and Gasoline.

5.Swahili Blonde Worldbeat, Alternative rock, Afrobeat, Art rock, Experimental rock

Swahili Blonde is an experimental musical project formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Founded by former 'WEAVE!' drummer and vocalist Nicole Turley, violinist and bassist Laena Myers-Ionita, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and multi-instrumentalists Stella Mozgawa and Michael Quinn. Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist and Turley's husband, John Frusciante, performs guitar on the band's recordings, and did perform alongside the group at their debut performance, while he was briefly a full-time band member. The project is described as follows: "Swahili Blonde concocts a potion from the blood of Motown, Delta 5, James Chance, and The Slits only to pour it all over a dance floor with Frankie Goes To Hollywood synth goo." Swahili Blonde is currently signed to Manimal Vinyl. They made their live debut at 'The Echo Club' in Los Angeles on July 10, 2010. The band utilizes disorientating chord progressions and obscure rhythms, with songs featuring a variety of instruments. The live band line-up currently features Nicole Turley, Laena Geronimo, Dante Adrian White-Aliano, Arianna Basco, and Heather Cvar.

Member history

Member Role Start End

Official website

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Bring the Stars Alive
January 15th, 2009 Album
METAFour
Alternative rock
2002 Album on compact disc
Techno For Two
Alternative rock
2001 Album on compact disc
Retreat Into Art
Alternative rock
2001 Album on compact disc
John Taylor
2000 EP
Live Cuts
Alternative rock
2000 Album on cd-r Live Album
The Japan EP
Alternative rock
2000
Resumé
Punk rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock
1999 Album on cd-r
John Taylor
1999 Album on compact disc
Meltdown
Alternative rock
1999 Album on compact disc
The Japan Album
Alternative rock
1999 Album
Terroristen: Live at the Roxy
Punk rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock
1998 Album Live Album
Auto Didact
Punk rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock
1997 EP on compact disc
Feelings Are Good and Other Lies
Punk rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock
1995 Album on compact disc
I Do What I Do (Theme for 9½ Weeks)
February, 1986 Single

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy45.55
Fantasy26.35
Musical26.85
Music26.1

1. Classic Albums: Duran Duran: Rio (2008)

Documentary, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
George Scott

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United Kingdom

2. The Peter Erskine Trio: Live at Jazz Baltica (2005)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0

Awards

Top cast

3. Strange Frequency (2001)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
4 Show list

Strange Frequency is a 2001 film directed by Mary Lambert and Bryan Spicer.

Awards

Top cast

Martin Potter
Darcy King
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)

Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
played Ghost of Christmas Present
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
7 Show list

A Diva's Christmas Carol is a 2000 VH1-original Christmas television film starring Vanessa L. Williams, Rozonda Thomas, Brian McNamara and Kathy Griffin. The film is a remake of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, featuring a pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits. The film premiered on December 13, 2000.

Awards

Top cast

Ghost of Christmas Past
Patrice
Bob Cratchit
Terry Freeman
Marli Jacob
Olivia
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Denis Sperdouklis
English
United States of America

5. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

Comedy, Family, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
11 Show list $83M

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 American family-romantic comedy film and prequel to 1994's The Flintstones based on the 1960-66 cartoon series of the same name. Produced by Amblin Entertainment and Hanna-Barbera Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures, it is set before the events of the first film and featured very few of the original cast. Despite receiving slightly more positive reviews than the first film, Viva Rock Vegas bombed at the box office. Ann-Margret, who appeared as 'Ann-Margrock' in the original series, sings the theme song, which is a slightly rewritten version of the theme song from Viva Las Vegas.

Awards

Top cast

Parking Valet
Ring Toss Girl
Gazoo
Barney Rubble
Big Rocko
Betty Rubble
Fred Flintstone
Wilma Flintstone
Octopus Masseuse
Chip Rockefeller
Pearl Slaghoople
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Turturice
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
English
United States of America

6. Sugar Town (1999)

Comedy, Music
played Clive
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Daniel Hassid
10 Show list $250K

Sugar Town is a 1999 independent film written and directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, concerning a tangled web of characters coping with ambition, fame, and the aftermath of fame. The film was named after the 1966 hit single "Sugar Town" by Nancy Sinatra. Anders was eager to make another film about the music industry after her earlier films Border Radio and Grace of My Heart. After her friend John Taylor had left Duran Duran and was beginning to launch an acting career, she and Voss wrote the film fairly quickly, and cast several musical friends of hers in the convoluted plot. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 1999, where it received a distribution deal with October Films and USA Films. Sugar Town was then shown in limited release in the United States in September of that year, before appearing at several overseas film festivals.

Awards

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kristian Bernier
Anita Cabada
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

7. Drowning on Dry Land (1999)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Ruth Charny
,
Susan Shapiro
Julie Jacobs
,
Sheila Nayar
2 Show list

Drowning on Dry Land is a 1999 drama film written by Julie Jacobs and Sheila Nayar and directed by Carl Colpaert.

Awards

Top cast

Darshan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dean Lent
Leonard Pollack
English
United States of America

8. Arena (1985)

Musical, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
Michael Berrow
,
Paul Berrow
3 Show list

Arena is a 1985 sci-fi musical concert film directed by Russell Mulcahy.

Awards

Top cast

Duran Duran
Wild Boy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Duran Duran
Tony Mitchell
United Kingdom

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
Mi Vida Loca
Crime,Drama
1993
Daniel Hassid

Guest TV appearances

Sherlock Holmes

Program genre

Thriller
Detective fiction
Drama
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Action/Adventure

External resources

Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, with the first two seasons bearing the title The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes on screen and being followed by subsequent sub-series bearing the titles of the other short story collections by Arthur Conan Doyle. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and starred Jeremy Brett as the famous detective. His portrayal remains very popular and is accepted by some as the definitive on-screen version of Sherlock Holmes.nIn addition, Holmes's faithful friend and companion Dr. Watson is portrayed as the kind of thoroughly competent sidekick that Holmes would want. Initially, Watson was portrayed by David Burke. Burke appeared in the first year of the Adventures series before leaving to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was replaced by Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson for the remainder of the run.nOf the 60 Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 42 were adapted in the series spanning 36 one-hour episodes and five feature-length specials.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 May 8th, 1984
Jeremy Paul

That '80s Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

Official site

External resources

That '80s Show is an American sitcom that aired from January through May 2002. Despite having a similar name, show structure, and many of the same writers and production staff, it is not considered a direct spin-off of the more successful That '70s Show. The characters and storylines from both shows never crossed paths. It was a separate decade-based show created because of That '70s Show's popularity at the time.nThe show was set in 1984 and revolved around the lives of a group of friends living in San Diego, California. It debuted January 23, 2002, and the final episode aired May 29, 2002. Its regular time slot was on Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00 Central on the Fox Network, although a few shows were aired on different nights. Its main time slot competitors were ABC's My Wife and Kids, CBS's 60 Minutes II, and NBC's Ed. All 13 episodes, which were filmed at CBS Studio Center, aired at least once.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 May 29th, 2002 Zeke

Top of the Pops

Program genre

Special Interest

Official site

External resources

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, except for a short period on Fridays in late 1974, before being again moved to Fridays in 1996, and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day, featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.nAlthough the weekly show was cancelled, the Christmas special has continued. It also survives as Top of the Pops 2, which began in 1994 and features vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives.nIn the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries. Editions of the programme from the 1970s are being repeated on most Thursdays on BBC Four.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E02 March 5th, 1981

Written work

1.In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Penguin Group USA
2012. by Dutton Adult

Wikipedia

Check Nigel John Taylor on wikipedia.

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