"Taylor's voice is passionate, versatile, completely soul driven and actually easily comparable to Stevie, and he knows it. If you live in Toronto and you do not know about this man, then you are missing out, plain and simple."
"…knockout track "Just A Little Bit". The inspired smooth tune deftly blends rock and soul into a palatable package, too infectiously hooky to shake after the first spin. Deliciously funky."
"Julian Taylor revels in versatility...electrifying and soulful R&B glory" ~ Nick Krewen, Toronto Star
"This album is pure soul gold that stands with the best of the best of any huge R&B, funk, jazz, or soul artists out there."
"Tech Noir is an intelligent mix of funk and soul music that stands apart. Do You Remember and Never Gonna Give You Up should be on the radio right now." - 5 Stars *****
“We added Never Gonna Give You Up back on June 20th and it is still one of our most requested song at the moment! Seriously! -- and if its not requested, its generally inquired about often! (What song played at this time.... I love it! ...and its Never Gonna Give You Up) We do weekly music tests -- and the results for Never Gonna Give You Up shows that our audience loves it just as much as they love any of the current Black Keys tunes, or Metric, or Sam Roberts etc… this is a BIG TUNE!”
“Well … I just listened to NGGYU three times in a row … watched the video and I’ve decided I LOVE it! - Bruce Leperre”
“I like it! I get a bit of a Prince vibe from Never Gonna Give You Up - Kevin Oschefski”
“I enjoyed the song "Never Gonna Give You Up". While all of our music decisions are made locally, any of our programmers who choose to add your song will have my support. It’s a strong piece of music for sure. - Steve Jones”
“Love your sound, very unique. It's got that 70's rock edge meets alt thing. - Hilary Welch”
“I have a bunch of friends and have them all hooked on Never Gonna Give You Up! - Christina Fitzgerald Music Director - Live 105 Halifax”
"The next Gnarls Barkley? Julian Taylor's "Never Gonna Give You Up" is almost as good as having Olivia Benson and Jill Hennessy hit on you in the same night. While you savour that thought, play the damn song and watch the video. It's the closest thing to a hit since Tony Montana met his end." - David Farrell
“The last and smoothest act was the Julian Taylor Band (JTB). Apart from backing a number of artists that night, they had the last slot. JTB was voted the “band most likely to rock your socks off” and hearing their unique blend of jazz, reggae and soul was the perfect conclusion. They embodied much of what Toronto music often presents to the world. Young, light and fun, the Julian Taylor Band pulled people out to dance in the crowded Orbit Room, infusing the small venue with smoky warm beats. The band had stage presence and was not afraid to interact with the audience. This was made more apparent when front man Julian Taylor hopped of the stage, swaggered over to one of our Lithium photographers and played his guitar while straddling her lap.”
“Former Staggered Crossing singer Julian Taylor recruited painter and YouTube mystery man The Drawing Hands to film the creation of a watercolour for the video to his song “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The resulting painting is now up for auction to benefit Camp Oochigeas for kids, ages 4-19, with cancer. The current bid is $250 (after 5 bids). The auction ends Nov. 30 at 11 p.m. EST. The year-round Ooch Downtown is an 18,000 square foot office and program space in Toronto complete with a sports court, teaching kitchen, parent lounge and indoor rock wall. In the summertime, kids can get away to Ooch Muskoka, a 400-acre property on a private lake with outdoor programs. “I’ve been volunteering for Camp Ooch for the past four years. I do songwriting workshops for the kids,” Taylor tells Samaritanmag. “While the video was getting a lot of attention, it dawned on me that there was something we could possibly do to raise money for Camp Ooch.” ”
“Blank Tape Levy Rocks! Anyone who hears this marvelous new album of soulful, passionate often angst ridden yet very upbeat love tunes will be very glad.”