Homepage of Dave Taylor
"You're completely bonkers
aren't you ?"
Bloke at Sidmouth Folk Festival
"I nearly wet myself at one
Lady in audience at village hall gig.
The Joke's on us
It was Darwinian geneticist Richard
Dawkins who observed, light heartedly
that placing a baseball cap on one's head
reduces intelligence by 10% - and
wearing it backwards can cut it by 90%.
England under the baseball cap is just
one social phenomenon to take the
tongue-in-cheek lash of Dave Taylor's
There's no spite in him as he tramples on
melodeons, the 'cool' persona and the
modern seaside holiday -just good,
honest satirical humour.
His songs take quite an affectionate
glimpse at what's going on all around us.
But, don't forget, when you laugh, it'll
really be yourself you're laughing at!
Right now, you may be thinking, "Dave
who?" and understandably so.
It's only in the last three years that he
has returned to song-writing and
performing because of career and family
But, yes the wait has certainly been
worth it. JB
Also the homepage of "On the Fence" aka Dave and
Julia Taylor - new CD "Just Good Songs"
Follow link above for details:-
The Melodeons are Here!
To buy "The Melodeons are
Coming", enter the site and go
to "Buy CD".
Whatever this guy is on, I want some! Dave
Taylor's album(his third) is about as manic as it
gets and extremely funny, to boot. Forget the
less than perfect sound quality, this guy is up
there with giants like Peter Sellars, Spike
Milligan, Tommy Cooper and, on the other side
of the coin, Derek Brimstone and a few other
off-the-wall creative talents from the folk club
days of the late 1960s and '70s and with a small
nod towards Rik Mayall, except that Mayall is
totally one dimensional but Taylor needs to be
listened to carefully to discern all the comedic
nuances and vocal gymnastics of a master
craftsmen. This certainly won't appeal to all
tastes but I, for one, love what he does and
give this a genuine thumbs up. Loonytunes are
alive and well. Thanks, Dave, for making me
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when this CD
arrived for review and obviously anticipated a selection
of melodeon led songs. Wrong! Taylor turns out to be a
very funny man, with more than a nod towards Ron
Geesin and, dare I say it, Spike Milligan? There is an
over-riding folksy quality to the fourteen tracks featured
here and, once into the artist's thrust of humour, I found
myself chuckling along throughout his album and
wondering what makes him 'tick'. Actually, I don't give a
damn about analysing Taylor, it isn't necessary. Taylor's
manic music speaks for itself and I defy you not to raise
a smirk, or even a loud guffaw, when absorbing the light
and shade of such delights as "Support Your
Neighbourhood Fanatic", "Weary Old Folk Tune", "Not
a Morning Person", "BSA Bantam"(funny, funny,
funny)and "Jehovah's Windows".
The more I listen to Taylor, the more I appreciate his
off-the-wall zany humour. The guy is obviously a
born-again loony but we NEED people like him to offset
the rigours of trying to survive in the humourless world
created by Tony Blair and his new Labour Stasi. PC this
ain't, but who could give a toss when characters like
Dave Taylor can leave you rocking with laughter and
reaching for the 'repeat' button on the CD player? Dave
Taylor, you're a folk-comedy genius and I can't
recommend this CD highly enough. You want a r-e-a-l
laugh then go buy it!
Fifteen new tracks, a mixture of serious and not so serious.
Released December 2012, includes "Change your Partners" and
"Last Closing Time".
CDs are £10.00 inc p and p - £15.00 if you order
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