Taylor Phelan is an American singer, songwriter and recording artist based in Dallas. Phelan began to write and perform as a teenager and later founded the indie rock band, The Canes, after moving to Chicago in 2008. Just five years later, Phelan was a favorited contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s The Voice, an experience that revealed his tremendous talent as a solo artist. His work with Pharrell and Adam Levine alongside endorsements from the most notable music critics propelled the budding artist into a national spotlight. In 2016, Phelan teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles to gear up for his first release of solo material. “Settle Down” was premiered by Yahoo Music as the first single from Phelan’s debut EP, 1 of 2. The song was accompanied by a critically acclaimed music video directed by Los Angelas based filmmaker Ariel Fisher. In the summer of 2018, Phelan released 2 of 2. The first single from his subsequent release, a song titled “Long Way Down”, made it to #38 on the Billboard Top-40 indicator chart and pushed Phelan over 1.5 million total radio plays. Phelan has been featured in Paste Magazine, praised by Huffington Post and touted as a “supreme” live act by Bandsintown.
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
Afterbuzz TV WATCH→
Kiss FM Sprite Lounge WATCH→
Voice of America: Border Crossings WATCH→
San Antonio's KENS5 WATCH→
Good Morning Arizona WATCH→
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