My name is Liam Taylor, I am a musician, music educator and online content creator based in Cambridge, UK. I have become known for my humorous but no-nonsense approach to music creation, which may sound oxymoronic.
I currently seeking opportunities to build my personal brand, including: appearances on other radio, podcast or YouTube shows; writing featured articles for print or online media; collaborations on or sponsorships for YouTube content.
Some music-related appearances include regular spots on BBC Radio Cambridge with Richard “Spanners” Ready; interviews on the Stereo Stickman podcast and PopMyMind.com. Non-musical appearences include the Remain Indoors podcast and Val Verde Broadcasting on YouTube.
Primarily, I am a guitarist but have experienced with keyboards, synthesisers, writing lyrics and have orchestrated large-scale and experimental scores.
I continue to write music for and perform in a variety of projects including:
- Blue Alatar – cinematic rock with elements of prog and sound design. Debut album, Irradiated Hamster Alert, released in September 2018.
- The Musical Endeavour – started in July 2019 with the One Weekend E.P.: 5 tracks written and released over a single weekend, (we made a documentary about it). I continue to release experimental funk, fusion and lofi hip-hop as The Musical Endeavour.
- The Musical Endeavour has been featured on Cambridgeshire’s BBC Introducing and Upload programs.
- The Conversation Hat – I write most of the comedy music for this podcast and am working towards a full-length album.
- I also compose for multimedia under my own name – I have a selection of tracks available on Pond5 for commercial purposes.
- I composed for 2 short films, featured by The Globe for their Earth Day event in 2021. Visit their blog for more info and watch Bound & Queen Mab to hear my score.
- I have the occasional guest spots on other people’s releases.
I have a wealth of experience as an independent music journalist, having written reviews, blogs and conducted regular interviews for the last 8 years.
In 2009 I founded Stabbed Panda Productions initially as a live events group. This grew to create educational resources for musicians, and act as a platform from which local artists could promote their material. I continued to write for the Stabbed Panda blog as it grew to become a well respected platform. Today it is known for the monthly Sexy Singles In Our Area blog and the Listen To This YouTube series hosted by Jay Plent, both of which shine a light on independent music talent.
Through Pro Tips and my comedy podcast, The Conversation Hat, I have conducted interviews with many musicians including Professor Elemental, Felix Martin, 12Tone, John Wheeler of Hayseed Dixie; as well as with comedians and online content creators including Ashens, Steve McNeil and Tony Law.
I have also had articles published on:
- Music Tech Magazine – Aliens, Superheroes & Spies;
- PodcastingToday.co.uk – How to choose the right microphone for your podcast.
I’ve spent many years teaching guitar, up to Grade 8, (Rockschool), along with some bass guitar and music theory. In fact, my career on YouTube began by creating resources to assist my private students.
My day job for the last 5 years involves delivery of the tech aspects of GCSE music via Pro Tools. I’ve also had the great honour of accompanying students, (primarily in a safeguarding capacity), to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, the Music For Youth Festival in Birmingham and The Junction in Cambridge.
The older edutainment content on Stabbed Panda, including Music History and Pro Tips for Independent Bands continue to gain new viewers and are regularly used as classroom resources around the world.
In March 2021 I became a Steinberg Certified Trainer.
My own YouTube channel, Liam Taylor Guitar, to which I upload guitar tutorials, professional musicianship advice and music production tips, surpassed 1,000 subscribers in 2018 and continues to grow. Between SPP and LTG, I have become known for a practical, no-nonsense approach to music creation and management, and encourage others to hold professionalism, good humor and positivity above everything else.
Odd Created Ltd was formed in 2018 as an overarching brand under which Stabbed Panda Productions, Liam Taylor Guitar, (and others), could function. The company offers bespoke media creation for niche businesses. In addition to being it’s director, I also write the majority of bespoke music for projects and produce our voiceover work.
Music equipment reviews have been featured on Thomann’s product pages.
Goals, Facts & Stats
I am is currently seeking opportunities to discuss the following on public forums:
- Approaches to music education;
- Approaches to music composition;
- Actionable approaches to online music promotion;
My professional goals in doing so are:
- Publicly contributing to the discourse on underground music promotion;
- Raising my public profile amongst practicing musicians;
My personal goals are to:
- Increase accessibility to music creation tools via free, practical and easy to understand online content – tackling snobbery and gatekeepers where necessary;
- Enforce the importance of professionalism, respect and politeness at all times;
- Challenge established ideas about the music industry – why are things they way they are? Is that really for the best? etc.
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