Taylor Caspersen is a young singer/songwriter born and raised in Sooke, BC. He is locally known for his fiery passion for performing and writing music. His passion for music started with drums and percussion at the age of 4, and quickly it morphed into a full-on musical addiction to many other instruments: starting with the guitar at age 10, then piano, organ, banjo, bass, ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, and more. The first guitar he played was purchased from a friend at a local swap and shop for ten dollars, and on that old beat-up guitar taught himself to play.
From this point onward, he could be seen performing at local coffee shop open mics, school talent shows, and was so musically driven that he kept an acoustic guitar in his high school locker at all times. He is also the friendly host of the Kemp Lake Music Cafe’s Sunday open mic and jam, having hosted it bi-weekly for almost 4 years.
He has worked in local theatre since he was a teen, acting in productions like the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and the operatic Gilbert and Sullivan epic “Pirates of Penzance”, and also acting in a locally written production called “Afterlife” by playwright Thom Southwood. Taylor also was co-musical director, performer and pianist/keyboardist for the first edition of Cabaret Sooke, in April 2015. He played in several local cover bands in the Victoria area but ultimately decided to focus his energy on new and original content, produced right in his own home.
Taylor has now set-up a home studio in Shirley, BC and is working on his debut album, coming soon, as well as helping others record demos and singles for their own projects. His influences vary from artists like Jethro Tull and the Electric Light Orchestra for creative ingenuity, guitarists like Eric Clapton and Joe Walsh for their style, songwriters like Bob Dylan and George Harrison for their ever-lasting melodies, and frontmen like Jim Morrison and Tom Petty who captivate audiences with such intense raw energy.
Taylor has chosen to raise awareness for Boston Terrier Rescue Canada as his charity of choice. Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC) is a registered Canadian non-profit organization made up entirely of unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes in Canada. Their program takes in Boston Terriers that are abandoned, neglected, abused or that can no longer be cared for by their owners and they provide them with a safe haven, medical care, training, support and TLC.
Taylor raises awareness for: Boston Terrier Rescue Canada
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