Taylor Simpson


Taylor Simpson


Paiste Artist Since
January 2023

United States

Main Affiliations
West Side Story International Tour


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Taylor Simpson is a musician and audio engineer, he has performed and recorded in all genres of music, from classical symphonies and musicals in halls and theaters, to rock concerts in arenas and stadiums. In 2013, he started touring with Pakistani-American guitarist and songwriter, Salman Ahmad. In December 2018, Taylor traveled to Pakistan to play drums for the platinum-selling band Junoon and has toured extensively with them around the world. Taylor studied classical percussion at Manhattan School of Music Pre-College and is a graduate from the Music Production program at SUNY Purchase. Currently, Taylor is serving as the drummer for the West Side Story International Tour 2022-2024.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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