Taylor, Lydia Band
Origin: Mississauga, Ontario
Lydia Taylor is a Canadian former rock singer, most noted for winning the Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist at the Juno Awards of 1983.
Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Taylor moved to Toronto after high school to become a singer. Initially performing with an all-girl pop group called The Starlettes, after a few years she left to join the rock band Trixter.
She released her first single, "Love a Little Harder", in 1976.
Her self-titled debut album was released on Falcon Records in 1979, and Taylor supported the release with a cross-Canada tour. She followed up with Lydia Taylor Band in 1981, breaking through to wider radio airplay and sales. The album produced a single, "Some Guys", which charted on radio stations across Canada. With this second album, her management team at Falcon Records also secured distribution in the USA on Passport Records.
Around the same time as her Juno Award win she released her third and final recording, the five-song EP Bitch. The album was an especially strong seller in Western Canada. The album was also released in the USA on Passport Records, and Taylor and her band toured through the eastern and southern USA in support of the release.
The recording of a follow-up album was underway, produced by Canadian songwriter and producer David Tyson. Before it could be completed, however, Falcon Records declared bankruptcy. Taylor was unable to secure a deal with another label, and left the music industry.