Neil Taylor (born 26 January 1961) is an English guitarist, best known for his long-time affiliation with Robbie Williams and for formerly being a member of Tears for Fears.
Taylor started playing in local bands in his youth before joining Neon as a session musician in the early 1980s. During this time he met Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal who, after founding Tears for Fears, asked Taylor to tour with them and play guitar tracks for their second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985), and their third The Seeds of Love (1989). Taylor toured with the band several times between 1983 and 1990 and appears on their live concert videos In My Mind's Eye (1984) and Going to California (1990). In the 1990s, he went on to play with several artists before becoming a regular member of Robbie Williams' band in 2003.
In 2011 he left The Robbie Williams-band and til now he is playing with Chris de Burgh.
In 2011, Taylor released his first solo album, No Self Control, and toured Germany assisted by Gary Nuttal. In April 2012, he released his second album Chasing Butterflies. in 2013 he came with No god like rock n.roll
SamChats with Neil Taylor
In the first Episode, Sam had a chat with Neil Taylor about his latest single "Paper Kite". you can watch the full 30 min interview in Farsi Language here on YouTube. An English version will be published online, here on the official SamChats page on www.samchegini.com soon.
Elena Sergeevna Katina (Russian: Елена Сергеевна Катина, born 4 October 1984), better known as Lena Katina, is a Russian singer and songwriter who is best known for her work with Russian duo t.A.T.u. She started her career at the age of eight joining the Russian children's act Avenue, and soon after that, joining Neposedi. In 1999 Ivan Shapovalov chose Lena Katina for his project, t.A.T.u., as well as Julia Volkova. The duo would later become Russia's most successful pop music act. The group produced several hits including "All the Things She Said", "Not Gonna Get Us" and "All About Us". Their first single "All The Things She Said" peaked at number one in 19 countries including the UK, Russia and Australia.
In 2009 Katina began a solo career, which caused t.A.T.u. to go into a hiatus. In 2011 Katina and Volkova officially split to pursue solo careers. That year Katina released her first mainstream single "Never Forget", which in 2011 reached No. 1 on the MTV Russia Top 10 and also won the MTV Russia – 2011 Video Of The Year. The track also reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and reached No. 1 in Greece.
In 2014, she released her debut album, This Is Who I Am.
SamChats with Lena Katina
In the second Episode, Sam had a chat with Russian pop star, Lena Katina of the famous Russian due, t.A.T.u. about her life and latest activities as a solo artist after t.A.T.u. You can watch the full 40 min interview with subtitle in Farsi Language here on YouTube. For Iranian audience Aparat.com is also available.
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