Roger TaylorRequest Talent
For music enthusiasts around the globe, Roger Taylor requires no introduction. Best known as drummer of the iconic British band Duran Duran, some may be surprised to know that his career as a DJ began over two decades ago. When he’s not performing with the band to sold-out crowds all over the world, Roger can be spotted DJ’ing alongside Louie Vega at the Blue Marlin in Ibiza, in the notorious penthouse bar The Boom Boom Room in NYC, as a guest DJ in the super private club Annabel’s in London, or in the legendary Spy Bar in Chicago.
While on break from the band in the early 90’s, Taylor and a friend teamed up to produce music and DJ together. They released a string of underground dance records, culminating with “Love Is Like Oxygen,” which was a Top 10 hit on the U.K. dance charts.
Taylor sights influences stemming from long nights in New York’s infamous 80’s dance clubs, such as Danceteria, The Limelight, and Area – as well as the now legendary Rum Runner Club in Birmingham, where Taylor joined Duran Duran not long after the band was founded by John Taylor and Nick Rhodes.
Frequent trips to club mecca Ibiza over the years have also cemented Taylor’s love for dance music. Hearing DJ superstars such as Frankie Knuckles, Carl Cox, and Danny Tenaglia, left resounding effects on the music that shapes his sets today.
Having been a key member of Duran Duran for many years, Taylor is an integral part of their 100 million records sold, 18 American hit singles and 30 UK Top 20 Tunes. His passion for electronica played a key part on their new album, FUTURE PAST, while in the studio with Erol Alkan and Giorgio Moroder.
2022 saw Roger playing Pacha in Ibiza as well as being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
If Taylor’s success as a drummer with Duran Duran is any indication of what is in store for us when he hits the decks, revelers on dance floors all over the world are in for a real treat.
Specialty: Corporate events and headline DJ guest spots at international nightclubs and lounges. Electronic drumming with DJ.
Style: Playing an eclectic mix of Rock, Hip Hop, various forms of House, up-to-the-minute dance tunes and even a bit of 80’s Electro, Taylor always delivers scintillating sets that keep dance floors pumping.