Walter Taylor – keyboards, vocals

Growing up in Goodwood, Ontario in the 1950’s Walter’s interest in playing piano started at an early age, following the purchase of a piano by his parents who were quick to enroll him in lessons.

By the early 1960’s in nearby Uxbridge, music took on a larger meaning for young Walter and soon he was playing piano in the high school dance band. But listening to R & B, Motown and other music of the ‘60’s inspired him to switch to organ and play teen dances in his very first band, The Dynels. The remainder of the decade was with numerous other groups.

In 1970 he purchased a new Hammond B3 organ and was quick to form a duo (organ and drums) called Amos. Adding a female vocalist, the group auditioned and played a series of dates at Toronto’s “Colonial Tavern” on Yonge Street in a newly opened lower level club called “The Meet Market”.

Fat Chance
During the 1970’s Walter (center) was with a group called Fat Chance. Sam Carothers (upper left) was also in that band.

It was during this time that Walter studied piano and organ with a very patient and brilliant teacher, Ken Cunningham of Toronto. Soon after he would join “Fat Chance” a Toronto based Top 40 band, touring and performing at clubs throughout Ontario.

In 1974 Walter teamed up with his brother to form the “Taylor Brothers Band” performing primarily in the Greater Toronto Area and resorts in Muskoka.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s his journey continued much along the same path playing an eclectic mix of various styles of music as called upon, including solo piano engagements.

A graduate of Queen’s University Municipal Administration Course Walter retired in 2005 from a career in Municipal Government spanning over 35 years.

In 2003 he was invited to join Little Caesar and the Consuls.