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Richard Taylor

From romantic & intimate ballads to jazz & rat pack standards, Richard’s smooth & rich baritone voice will lend a touch of class & elegance to your special occasion. With a wealth of experience performing worldwide (from Austria to Oman) plus an extensive tried & tested repertoire & the option to book with a pianist or full live band, Richard is perfect for wedding breakfasts, cocktail parties & more!

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Set List / Repertoire

Andy Williams
Hello Young Lovers
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Moon River
Three Coins In The Fountain

Bobby Darin
Beyond The Sea
Mack The Knife

Dean Martin
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
That's Amore
Volare

Frank Sinatra
All Of Me
All Or Nothing At All
All The Way
Anything Goes
Autumn In New York
Begin The Beguine
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Darn That Dream
Didn't We
Fools Rush In
Fly Me To The Moon
For Once In My Life
How Do You Keep The Music Playing
I'll Be Around
I'll Be Seeing You
I'll Never Smile Again
In The Wee Small Hours
It Happened In Monterey
It's Alright With Me
I've Got The World On A String
I've Got You Under My Skin
Let’s Fall In Love
Love And Marriage
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
My Funny Valentine
My Way
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nice And Easy
Night And Day
Pennies From Heaven
Secret Love
Send In The Clowns
Some Enchanted Evening
Strangers In The Night
Summer Wind
Swingin' Down The Lane
That's Life
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Girl From Ipanema
The Good Life
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Nearness Of You
The Second Time Around
The Song Is You
The Summer Wind
The Tender Trap
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Theme From New York
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Three Coins In The Fountain
We’ll Meet Again
What A Difference A Day Makes
What Now My Love
Yesterday
You Do Something To Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
Young At Heart

Matt Monro
A Portrait Of My Love
Around The World
Born Free
Come Back To Me
From Russia With Love
How Do You Do
If She Walked Into My Life
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Have Dreamed
My Kind Of Girl
My Love And Devotion
On A Clear Day
On Days Like These
Real Live Girl
Softly As I Leave You
Somewhere
This Is The Life
Who Can I Turn Too
You've Got Possibilities 

Tony Bennett
Dancing In The Dark
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Let's Face The Music
Lullaby Of Broadway
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Solitude
Stella By Starlight
Stranger In Paradise
Tenderly
The Days Of Wine And Roses
The Good Life
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Time After Time
When Joanna Loved Me
When Love Was All We Had

Michael Bublé
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Everything
Haven’t Met You Yet
Moondance
Sway
The Way You Look 

Nat King Cole
Let There Be Love
Mona Lisa
Smile
Unforgettable
When I Fall In Love

Jazz Standards
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Autumn Leaves
Embraceable You
Haven't We Met
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Get A Kick Out Of You
It Had To Be You
Let’s Fall In Love
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Misty
Night And Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Sentimental Journey
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Summertime
These Foolish Things
The Very Thought Of You
What A Wonderful World

1940’s Swing
All The Things You Are
As Long As I Live
Be Careful It’s My Heart
Chatanooga Choo Choo
Cheek To Cheek
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Down With Love
Forty Second Street
Hooray For Love
I Had The Craziest Dream
I Only Have Eyes For You
Isn’t This A Lovely Day
It's Been A Long Long Time
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues
I’ve Got The World On A String
I've Heard That Song Before
Jeepers Creepers
Let’s Do It
My Shining Hour
Serenade In Blue
Singing In The Rain
Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Stormy Weather
This Is Always
This Years Kisses
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
You’ll Never Know
You Stepped Out Of A Dream

Miscellaneous Ballads
Alfie
Almost Spring
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
A Prelude To A Kiss
As Time Goes By
Danny Boy
For All We Know
How About Me
If I Love Again
I See The World Through Your Eyes
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stardust
The Look Of Love
This Guy's In Love With You
We Kiss In A Shadow
You'll Never Walk Alone

Other Songs

All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
La Bamba - Richie Valens
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
September Morn - Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
The Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston/George Benson
Three Times A Lady - The Commodores
You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King

Classical & Opera
Agnus Dei
Ave Maria
Bella Siccome Un Angelo
Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz
Mattinata
No Piu Andrai
Non Ti Scordar Di Me
O Sole Mio
Panis Angelicus
Rondine Al Nido
Torna A Surriento
Votre Toast (The Toreador's Song)

Swinging Christmas Favourites
Frosty The Snowman
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

25 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Richard Taylor - Simply The Best

5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended booked Richard Taylor for their Wedding in Kent December 2019

“Wow - what can we say!!? Richard is unreal - helpful, professional and above all has a cracking array of songs and a top voice. We booked Richard to sing at our wedding at Harpers Restaurant on the 22nd December 2019 and he made our night! Singing during the meal and then getting everyone going afterwards - he went over and above what was expected so if you what singer that delivers then Richard is your man! We will certainly be using him again for any similar events and simply can’t recommend Richard high enough! Andy and Denise Newton”


Thank you so much for making the party extra special!

5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended booked Richard Taylor for their event in Kent July 2019

“Thank you for making my Nan’s 85th party extra special, she really enjoyed her day. I have had lots of comments from guests on how much they enjoyed your performance and how good they thought your voice was.”


Thank you so much for making the party extra special!

5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended booked Richard Taylor for their event in Kent July 2019

“Thank you for making my Nan’s 85th party extra special, she really enjoyed her day. I have had lots of comments from guests on how much they enjoyed your performance and how good they thought your voice was.”


Wedding Breakfast - Perfect!!!

5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended booked Richard Taylor for their Wedding in London May 2019

“I can't recommend Richard enough! Everyone commented on how fantastic he was and how he completed the wedding breakfast atmosphere. Richard was extremely helpful in the process before the wedding and extremely knowledgeable with his music. Thank you so much Richard! Shannon and Elidon”


A perfect choice for a wedding!

5 stars - Richard Taylor are Highly Recommended booked Richard Taylor for their Wedding in Surrey

“We hired Richard & the band for our wedding in August and can't recommend them enough. Richard has a fantastic voice and the performance was faultless! He was brilliant in the run up to the wedding and was so helpful in organising the music choices/timings! Thank you so much for making our day special :)”

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Prices

Price from £385 + travel from London

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £385
  • East of England From £449
  • South West From £513
  • West Midlands From £513
  • East Midlands From £513
  • Wales From £577
  • North West From £641
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £641
  • North East From £706
  • Northern Ireland From £833
  • Republic of Ireland From £833
  • Scotland From £833
  • International From £1,026

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Full Biography

Highlights
* Classically trained Rat Pack, Swing and Jazz singer!
* Extensive repertoire including ballads, rat pack standards, swing and more! 
* Previous experience includes live performances across the UK as well as in Italy, France, Dubai, Oman, Austria & more!

Richard was born in Surrey and showed an interest in music from a very early age. Both of his parents were singers in local choirs and the Taylor household was always full of music of all genres. It was no surprise when Richard chose a career in music.

Although already a competent musician and natural singer, it was after seeing the famous “Three Tenors” concert during the 1990 World Cup, Richard felt singing was his calling, and he enrolled for classical voice training at The Blackheath Conservatoire in London. He had weekly lessons for the next 4 years, and it totally changed his voice and the musical direction he was heading in.

Even before vocal training, Richard was very comfortable and when singing in the style often referred to as saloon singing, lounge singing, or crooning. He loved to sing songs from that Golden Age of contemporary singing from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Songs from “The Great American Songbook” and show tunes; composed by the songwriting luminaries including Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Rogers and Hammerstein. Having classical training gave Richard's voice greater power, range and flexibility. He still has regular voice lessons to this day.

Richard has been influenced by many of the great swing and jazz singers, and cites Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Vic Damone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Al Bowlly, and of course, Frank Sinatra, but his favourites are without doubt, Matt Monro and Tony Bennett.

Richard’s smooth and rich baritone voice will lend a touch of class and elegance to many events and occasions. From romantic and intimate ballads such as “Hello Young Lovers” and “We Kiss in a Shadow” from the King and I, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper, and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s - perfect for wedding breakfasts’ and cocktail parties. To jazz standards including “Autumn Leaves”, “Misty”, & “Let There Be Love”. And swing greats including “Night and Day”, “Come Fly With Me” and “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”. Classic foot stompers that will get the party swinging.

He can also wow your guests and bestow an air of sophistication on your event by singing powerful operatic arias including “The Toreador’s Song” from Carmen and “Non piu andrai” from The Marriage of Figaro. You will find that Richard is one of the most versatile vocalists on the scene today.

To date Richard has performed all over the UK in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including the Grosvenor, Hilton and Dorchester hotels on Park Lane, The London Hippodrome, Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court Palace, and Drumtochty Castle in Aberdeen. He has also performed in Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Cyprus, Crete, the Czech Republic, and further afield in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Muscat in Oman.

 

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