Taylor Phelan is a songwriter, singer and indie-rock artist. Phelan was raised within a musical family in his home state of Texas and began to play guitar and write his own songs at 16, cutting his teeth at coffee shops. He started his professional career as the founder and frontman for the Chicago-based alternative band, The Canes. In 2014, Phelan was a favorite contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s hit reality series, The Voice, an experience that revealed his tremendous talent as a solo artist. In 2015, shortly after signing with the indie label, Native Nine Records, Phelan teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles to work on his first collection of solo material. The long awaited first single from Phelan, a song called "Settle Down", was premiered by Yahoo Music in the spring of 2017 to rave reviews. Phelan's debut EP followed in August with the first of a two-part release, a seven song collection of music cleverly titled "1 of 2". In support, Phelan has since been featured in Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Alternative Press and a dozen others while touring the country with a killer live show.
2 OF 2
BY TAYLOR PHELAN | 2018
"The second half of a dynamic assortment of pop-tinged rock songs. A powerful collection of six danceable gems that showcase [Phelan's] effortlessly cool vocals and penchant for electronic punctuation."
"An excellent continuation of [Phelan's] musical journey ... The perfect place to jump in for new fans."
1 OF 2
BY TAYLOR PHELAN | 2017
"An alt-rock / electronic / roots hybrid, his unique sound is the perfect complement to his fervent vocals. Taylor’s songs are thought provoking, complex constructions that flourish as they progress."
"Phelan was once known as the most-robbed Voice contestant of all time. But now he's an indie artist on the rise - making a name for himself with his own music."
CUPID AND THE ATOMIC BOMB
BY TAYLOR PHELAN & THE CANES | 2012
As the front-man and songwriter for the indie-rock band, The Canes, Phelan's unique personality can be heard throughout their debut EP. Cupid and the Atomic Bomb (exhibit b) is a moody collection of songs independently released by the quartet in 2012. For the next couple of years, the band toured and built a devout fanbase that still exists in part.
ARTICLES & WRITE UPS
Paste Magazine calls Phelan a "young star" and an "up-and-comer" with an avid fanbase. FULL ARTICLE→
Bands In Town says, "Bringing everything he has to the stage each time he performs, the singer-songwriter has become known for his insane live shows where his powerhouse vocals reign supreme.” FULL ARTICLE→
Yahoo Music says, "Phelan was once known as the most-robbed Voice contestant of all time. But now he's an indie artist on the rise - making a name for himself with his own music." FULL ARTICLE→
Huffington Post describes Phelan as "An alt-rock / electronic / roots hybrid, his unique sound is the perfect complement to his fervent vocals. Taylor’s songs are thought provoking, complex constructions that flourish as they progress." FULL ARTICLE→
Pop Matters calls Phelan "a rising name on the indie circuit." FULL ARTICLE→
TV & RADIO APPEARANCES
Kiss FM Sprite Lounge WATCH→
Voice of America: Border Crossings WATCH→
Good Morning Arizona WATCH→