JOSHUA TAYLOR | GUITAR, VOCALS
Joshua Taylor grew up in Oklahoma City and first picked up the guitar at the age of 13. Thereafter self-taught, Josh spent several years of his early adulthood studying music in his spare time, poring over textbooks and publicly available college lectures, studying his favorite records, consulting remotely with professors, and scrutinizing performance videos of his favorite players. By day he meandered half-heartedly through several years in the Navy, flirtation with academia, and training as a marriage and family therapist.
After a few years as a part-time singer-songwriter, Josh got his first batch of tunes together and self-released his debut solo album, About Time, in 2015. The record invited collaborations that would later become the seed for King Taylor Project—Sandi King and KTP keyboardist Josh Weinstein both performed on the album.
SANDI KING | VOCALS, PERCUSSION
Energetic, colorful, powerhouse vocalist Sandi King has been performing since she was ten years old. The daughter of a jazz trumpeter, Sandi grew up in San Diego singing in front of big bands and in school choirs and musicals. Though her adult life initially took her to cafés and service industry jobs, through culinary school and into the kitchen, Sandi nurtured her passion for singing by night, haunting karaoke joints in San Francisco and playing a major supporting role in a three-year run of indie rock opera, Abigail.
Sandi took a leap into full-time music in 2011 with her first project, Americana duo 22 Kings. She quickly learned the responsibilities of self-management and became a capable booker through extensive independent regional and national touring and local engagements. Her first project released two albums that included studio contributions from Ed Kornhauser, Peter Bolland, Ross Harper, Jodie Hill, Jesse Bowen, Sven-Erik Seaholm, and Delta Rae producer Alex Wong. The albums also featured Sandi’s first collaborations with her fiancé and KTP co-founder Joshua Taylor and KTP bassist davyrockett.
DAVYROCKETT | BASS, VOCALS
Multi-instrumentalist David Ryan “davyrockett” Norgren grew up in Colorado Springs playing guitar and singing in bands with his buddies. After moving to San Diego and spending a few years slinging apples as a grocery store produce guy, Davy went to school and earned a degree in music education from SDSU. He has worked as a church cantor, private instructor, musical theatre instrumentalist, music engraver, and session coordinator for educational music publishing companies, contributing to Bruce Pearson’s widely used band method series, Tradition of Excellence.
Davy has produced, co-produced, and contributed to several albums by independent artists, and released two studio albums of his own. In addition to his roles as bassist, vocalist, and auxiliary instrumentalist for KTP, Davy produces KTP’s The About!… Podcast.
Josh Weinstein is a songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and freelance musician originally from New York. He cut his teeth moonlighting in the city as a nightclub jazz piano man while writing copy professionally by day. He transitioned to full-time music in 2002, and has since released several well-respected studio albums. His 2009 album Love & Alcohol received airplay on nearly 300 stations worldwide, CMJ charted, and was licensed by MTV. His previous album, Brooklyn Is Sinking, appeared on “Best of 2006” lists at both npr.org and New York radio station WFUV. Josh is active as both a sideman and featured performer in nightclubs, concert stages, tours and recording studios locally, nationally, and internationally.
JAY CHU | ELECTRIC VIOLIN
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jay Chu hails from New Jersey. He was born in into a musical household and began studying piano under his mother’s tutelage at the age of three. He picked up his primary instrument, the violin, when he was six, studying several more instruments throughout his childhood. Jay’s own solo EP, Change (produced by Alex Wong), is driven by songs written primarily on the guitar. A Rutger’s-educated DoD engineer by day, Jay plays the electric violin by night, lending his unique instrumental voice to KTP and other acts around Southern California.
KTP drummer and San Diego native Eric Strickler began his musical endeavors at eight years of age. A multi-instrumentalist, Eric has worked as a live and studio session player, teacher of music theory and percussion, and coach and writer for drum lines in Southern California. He also provides digital composition, production, and audio engineering services for corporate and private clients. A frequent player in San Diego musical theatre scene, Eric first met KTP’s davyrockett in a musky orchestra pit and was later introduced to Sandi and Josh.