taylor bioAbout Taylor Pfeiffer

2018 Toyota Star Maker Top 10 Finalist, Taylor Pfeiffer has been playing the 5-String banjo since the age of seven after hearing the theme song to TV Series Skippy. At the age of ten, Taylor taught herself to yodel and has performed on stage with Australian Country Music Golden Guitar award winners Lee Kernaghan (2017, 2014, 2013 Tamworth, 2017 Adelaide and Barossa Valley shows & 2014 Urban CMF QLD), Beccy Cole (2017 Aussie Road Crew Tour SA), Troy Cassar-Daley (2016 Tamworth & 2012 Barossa Valley), Kasey Chambers, Adam Harvey, and opened shows for Amber Lawrence & Bill Chambers. Hailing from Adelaide, Taylor regularly performs throughout Australia, crediting major festivals Tamworth Country Music Festival (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013), National Folk Festival in Canberra (2017, 2016), Mildura Country Music Festival (2017), Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (2016), The Gympie Muster (2014) and The Urban Country Music Festival (2014).  In January 2017, Taylor performed the Australian National Anthem at Lee Kernaghan’s “Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary” Australia Day concert to a large crowd at TRECC Tamworth and Taylor also features in Lee’s latest video clip “Outback Club Reunion”. In December 2017, Taylor also performed the Australian National Anthem to a Sold Out crowd at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for PBR Invitational.

Eighteen-year-old Taylor has appeared on national TV Shows, Channel 9 The Voice ‘Blind Auditions’ (May 2017 Episode 7), a special feature on her musical career on Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise (August 2016), ABC1 TV Show Spicks & Specks (2014 Episode 8), Channel 44 Our Time (2014), ABC1 Behind The News (2013) and she was personally invited to perform for Nashville’s Music City Roots (Filmed in Tamworth 2013).  Taylor interviewed Lee Kernaghan for ABC’s Saturday Night Country, which was aired across Australia.

December 2017, Taylor was awarded 1st Place in the ASME Young Composers awards for her composition 'Beauty Is The Beast' and 3rd Place in the Australian Songwriters Awards Youth section for 'Murder In The Dark'

Crowned the 2017 Australian Battle of the Bluegrass Junior Champion, Taylor’s banjo skills have also been recognized by several US organizations and publications including The Banjo Reserve and a video of Taylor playing ‘Dixie Medley’ featured on The Banjo Nation Facebook page, which received over 50,000 views in only a few days.

‘Scruggs Style’ banjo is Taylor’s specialty and she provides workshops at festivals and events across Australia.  Taylor is a tutor at the WEA Adult Learning Centre in Adelaide, teaching a 6-week 5-String Banjo course.

Taylor was awarded the 2015 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards – Most Promising Future Star at a gala at Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW. 

October 2017, Taylor released her latest EP Take Her which was produced and mixed by Simon Johnson.  The EP was recorded at Hillbilly Hit in NSW Australia and 1-4-5 Studios in USA and features five original tracks composed by Taylor.  Already songs from this EP have been nominated for songwriting awards and are awaiting final judging.  The EP also features Taylor's first co-write Make Today Count with award winning songwriter Matt Scullion. Take Her the single was released October 13th along with a video with production by JLM Studios.  You can view Take Her on Foxtel's Country Music Channel and YouTube.

June 2016 Taylor released her first Album Five Strings Attached, showcasing her ability as a professional banjo player, drummer and musician. Taylor has a passion for songwriting, winning several songwriting awards throughout Australia. Taylor’s original “Not This Time Around” has received airplay on Triple J.

You are beyond. Your vocal skills are phenomenal” - Boy George, The Voice Episode 7, 2017

“I’ve known Taylor for a few years now and it excites me that a new generation of Country artists take so much pride in their playing.  Taylor has a wonderful presence on stage and gets around the banjo so proficiently it scares me.  I wish her all the best on the road ahead, she loves it, so it will never feel like work and that’s what music is all about.” - Troy Cassar-Daley

Interview with Lee Kernaghan for the Barossa Herald Newspaper 5th April 2017:

“Taylor was about 12 or 13 years old when I first met her in Tamworth, and I was knocked out by her talent and I hope she’s going to be around, I’d love for her to come and do some songs with us at Tanunda,” he said. “She’s a great South Australian talent, she features in the music video of my latest single ‘Outback Club Reunion’. “It was a last minute thing, I needed banjo, and why settle for second best when you can have the number one banjo girl in the land.” - Lee Kernaghan

Taylor is proudly sponsored by

Australian company Bellbird Banjos and USA Company D’Addario Strings.

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