Producer / Guitarist
Taylor Locke is a producer, engineer, guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. He owns and operates the Velveteen Laboratory studio, in Los Feliz Village, Los Angeles.
In 2017 / 2018 Taylor produced Cullen Omori, Bloodboy, Geographer, The Midnight Club, and Human Resources. He has also worked with folk rock legend Linda Thompson, Canadian supergroups The New Pornographers and Sloan, Pearl Charles, Wardell, and Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan. As a composer & producer, he recently contributed 25 original songs for the YouTubeRed network BRAT Productions. He is currently writing new score and theme music for more than 30 Ed Sullivan Show archival episodes.
In 1999 Taylor co-founded the band Rooney. He was the lead guitarist in the group for 12 years. The band recorded three major label albums on Geffen and Warner Brothers, and toured globally. As a performing guitarist Taylor recently toured Europe, Japan and the US with glam-rock legends, Sparks. He played 40 theater and festival dates with them, doing a show that spanned their 27-album repertoire. As a studio guitarist he has played sessions for Emmit Rhodes, Roger Joseph Manning Jr, Bleu, and several long-distance sessions with overseas artists to name a few.
The Velveteen Laboratory is Taylor’s recording studio in the heart of Los Feliz, Los Angeles. It is filled with an impressive gear list including his vintage guitars, a wall of amplifiers, and heaps of collectible effects. Session ace, Roger Joseph Manning Jr’s (Beck, Air, Jellyfish, Moog Cookbook) museum quality synthesizers and piano collection reside in the Velveteen Laboratory.
As a recording artist, he made 3 records under the moniker Taylor Locke & The Roughs, and a solo album for Lojinx Records. The latest album, Time Stands Still, featured several song co-written with Kim Fowley (The Runaways), shortly before his passing. The LP garnered critical acclaim in the UK and Europe.
In April 2018 Taylor launched Don’t Stop, The Story of Fleetwood Mac at the historic Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. He co-wrote the comedic musical, and stars as Lindsey Buckingham. Don’t Stop! is a must-see for all Mac fans, music lovers and chuckle chasers. It is quickly becoming one of the most talked about residencies at Largo, and in LA.