Upcoming Shows

20 Sep 2017 Light Festival Hamilton, BDA T.BA T.BA

Past Shows

01 Sep 2017 Taylor Rankin and violin Leroy Cairo, EGP Private Private
01 Jul 2017 Rankin/Abergel Zurich Private Private
17 Jun 2017 Taylor Rankin and violin Leroy Dockyard Americas Cup Village Americas Cup Village
14 Jun 2017 Taylor Rankin and violin Leroy Hamilton Fort Hamilton Fort Hamilton
12 Jun 2017 Rankin/Abergel Lyon Private Private
10 Jun 2017 Taylor Rankin and violin Leroy Dockyard
09 Jun 2017 Taylor Rankin and violin Leroy Hamilton Hamilton Princess Hamilton Princess
01 May 2017 LEROYFEST !!! Hamilton, BDA T.BA T.BA
11 Oct 2016 Taylor Rankin & his violin Leroy Cairo, EGP Cairo Jazz Cairo Jazz
06 Oct 2016 Taylor Rankin & his violin Leroy Private, EGP

“Bend, slap, scratch and scream at it – then you’ll know how to play the violin.”

Taylor Rankin’s music brings you to a magical place where funk, reggae, hip hop, gospel, pop, rap, jazz and blues all cling to the whirling dervish spinning inside his mind. Switching characters and accents, his voice slides seamlessly from baritone to falsetto, pinching and winking at every note in between, while he literally reaches inside his violin, pushing it to new limits – caressing, smashing, coaxing it to sound like a DJ scratching the finest vinyl, an electric guitar, a bass, drum, flute, and especially a soulful rich and delicious violin.
Working with only his voice, his violin “Leroy” and drummer, Rankin moves over and makes room for you to get in on his joyride of sound. From his first performances busking as a 12-year-old to working alongside famous choreographers to touring, recording or opening for musicians such as Wyclef, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Canadian Tenors, Jazmine Sullivan, Collie Buddz, and Heather Nova, Rankin has been on a relentless musical journey and he wants you along for the ride. Every experience is unique, ranging from the epic to the sublime to the dirty, bumping, low-down, groovy sounds that only a half-Japanese Bermudian-Canadian can possibly create.
The door is open. All you have to do is step inside…
“Rankin is the instrument and his sound throws you from one moment to the next – he woos you in with his voice, convinces you to get close, to slide up beside and move with him – then smacks your ass with his violin.”

For booking or any other information, feel free to get in touch!

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