Meet Jack Taylor… Drummer in Tax The Heat and general Jack of all trades at Siren Artist Management, an international band management company that take care of the likes of Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders, Saxon, Europe and Stiff Little Fingers.
Bristol band Tax The Heat were formed in 2013 by Jack and vocalist Alex Veale. They successfully combined classic blues rock with an alternative twist and their current albums include Fed To The Lions and Change Your Position, released back in 2018.
In this weeks episode we hear how Jack manages his time between both roles and how working in the music industry had it’s benefits when it came to starting Tax The Heat.
He talks about his responsibilities when touring with the bands he looks after as part of Siren Artist Management, the impact of show cancellations such as Europe’s 2020 Summer tour with Whitesnake and what the bands and artists have been up to in lockdown.
Rounding off our hattrick of drummers in this month’s episodes of The Road To Rock, Jack talks about the remote writing sessions he and the Tax The Heat gents have been having during lockdown, their inspirations and how the next album is taking shape.
He talks about how the band got together and where Tax The Heat got their name, their first festival gig which had a helping hand from some classic British Summer weather and how they’re desperate to get back to playing live gigs again!