#151 – Don’t Spare The Horses When Performing

#151 – Don’t Spare The Horses When Performing.  On this episode of The Business Side of Music, we have a conversation with legendary performer Royce Taylor, who talks about his early days of being in the music business, winding up on a worldwide Elvis Presley tribute concert tour, and after all these years on the road, why he doesn’t hold back when performing on stage, keeping his show fresh each night.

Starting out thinking he would be a preacher, Royce found himself singing in the church as a hobby. But as fate (and God) would have it, one thing led to another, and in a short amount of time, he formed the group The Chords, and in the following 12 years, went on to perform at hundreds of corporate events and county fairs, along the way releasing 16 albums.

A child of the ’50s, he grew up in a Mennonite Church and was self-taught when it came to singing. He went on to work as an on-air radio personality at WKTX FM in Ohio.

He’s gone on to perform with such legendary groups as “The Imperials,” “The Vogues,” and Elvis’ longtime vocal backup group “The Stamps,” along with sharing the stage with The Righteous Brothers, The Beach Boys, Frankie Avalon, Gary Puckett, and The Union Gap, and Peter Noone.

For more information on Royce, his music, and his upcoming tour dates, check out his website at www.lynnroycetaylor.com

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The music provided for this episode is from:

Artist: Heidi Newfield

Single: Love Blind

Album: The Barfly Sessions

Composer: Heidi Newfield, Sharon Vaughn, Kevin Bowe

Website: www.heidinewfield.com