Origin: Pittsburgh (USA)
B.E. TAYLOR GROUP
|B.E. Taylor - Joe Macre - Joey D'Amico - Natt Kerr - Rick Witkowski|
Innermission - 1982
Love won the fight - 1983
Our World - 1986
- Cleveland native Bill Taylor formed the B.E. TAYLOR GROUP with the former CRACK THE SKY trio of guitarist Rick Witkowski, bassist Joe Macre and drummer Joey D'Amico and the outfit's debut album, 'Innermission', was co-produced by Mark Avsec and Donnie Iris, both of DONNIE IRIS AND THE CRUISERS fame. The duo also contributed backing vocals.
The 'Love Won The Fight' album found Joe Macre and Rick Witkowski behind the desk as well as in the studio. 1986's 'Our World' surfaced on Epic and was produced by Rick Witkowski with new bassist Jim Spears in tow. Ex-TREASURE vocalist Felix Cavaliere sings back up on 'Beautiful Day'. Taylor opted to split the group after the release of 'Our World' in order to re-launch himself as a Christian artist recording demos and gaining a slot on a Pittsburgh radio station's promotional sampler.
The remaining members of the B.E. TAYLOR GROUP formed SQUARE ONE, before line-up changes prompted a change of title to SQUARE TWO! This group was to be put on ice as Witkowski and D'Amico reunited with John Palumbo in a reformation of CRACK THE SKY before putting CHA CHA CHA together with bassist / vocalist Carey Zeigler to record an unreleased album.
Hooking up with Palumbo in CRACK THE SKY again, Witkowski and D'Amico participated in the recording of 'Dog City' and 'From The Greenhouse' for the Grudge label.
After releasing an album especially aimed at the festive market back in 1994 entitled 'Christmas' and consisting of carols (!), Bill Taylor has more recently unveiled a brand new album aimed at the Christian Rock market. Entitled 'Try Love', this was Taylor's first proper album for over a decade and contained a number of songs previously recorded with the B.E. TAYLOR GROUP including 'Vitamin L' and 'Never Hold Back'. -
- B.E. Taylor is an American singer born and raised in Pennsylvania. His career, which now has lasted for more than three decades, started with the B.E.Taylor Group in Pittsburgh, USA in the early 80’s. This band has released four albums in total, three of them on MCA/Epic records, and also featured various members of prog band Crack In The Sky - including guitarist Rick Witkowski - in the line-up. In 1986, B.E.Taylor Group released their fourth and final album ‘Our World’. This record included the top 100 billboard hit single ‘Karen’. After the split of his group, B.E. Taylor continued his career as a solo artist working in the Christian Rock scene. -