Meet Tayz & the Drolls
Kayt (Tayz): Despite having little musical background, Kayt has pursued her passion for singing since childhood. An important early influence was Celine Dion, and memories of her lyric narratives clearly influence Kayt's songwriting. As a teenager, she was driven to polish her singing craft in musical theatre. She has an amazing voice, and is able to mimic the pitch, phrasing and even accents many of the great female vocalists of the past 20 years. As one of the main songwriters for Tayz & the Drolls, she has discovered a talent for heart-felt lyrics and dramatic melodies.
Chris (Seedy): Classically trained on the ‘cello and orchestral percussion (which translated into swing band drumming and bass guitar), Chris found himself behind a keyboard almost by mistake. At some point, somebody also made the mistake of allowing him a microphone and now he won’t stop singing! As one of the musical theorists of the band, he has an amazing talent for accompanying any new tune on keys, bass guitar or cello, in addition to singing harmonies at almost any pitch.
Steve (Stash): Steve's first band was called Atomic Sausage. Disbanding after a disagreement over ketchup or brown sauce, he arrived at The Drolls via a circuitous route of a capella groups, indie bands, acoustic folk duos, a Beach Boys tribute band, and drama school. His eclectic background has generated a melodic style of playing that meshes well with the Drolls sound. He loves making music with T&tD, and hopes one day to sneak in an Atomic Sausage song without the others finding out...
Tauny: had a few years of piano lessons as most children do, but was far more interested in any form of percussion. He was allowed to start learning drums as a 11th birthday present and played in his first band (a marching band) soon after. Self taught on mandolin and guitar, he joined his first rock band as a drummer at university and began composing songs during those rather fraught years. He is one of the main songwriters for Tayz & the Drolls, using either piano or guitar and a tendency to rather poetic lyrics.
Ade: After studying Electronics and Acoustics at University, Ade has had a successful software career with music engineering as a hobby. He dabbles with a few instruments but is most comfortable in front of a mixer or a computer screen and enjoys using the magic of software to make Tayz & the Drolls sound even better.