Sassy, impassioned, strong and, most of all, honest, Aussie/Māori Taylor B-W serves unapologetic, phat pop/r&b music with ‘lyricism that is personal, relatable, and tackling a full spectrum of emotion’.
Performing frequently on stages around Sydney (selling out Bootleggers, Django Bar, The Vanguard and headlining the recent Marrickville Festival), B-W lends her powerful vocals to a soulful and high energy show. Following the release of her EP debut, ‘BTW TBW', she embarked on her first tour, 'BTW TBW Tour - Regional NSW' in October 2022, thanks to funding from Create NSW. With her singles from the EP: 'I'm So Broke’ ‘In Ur Net’ and ‘Tears Of Coal’ getting airplay and recognition on CADA , Triple J Unearthed, MTV Upload and FBi, B-W is beginning to make a name for herself in the scene.
B-W rediscovered her passion for music after initially pursuing an acting career. After developing health issues due to the pressure of such a career she then switched her attention to wildlife conservation, becoming a qualified zookeeper at Sydney’s Taronga Training Institute, and is still involved in her generation’s environmental activism.
Taylor B-W’s songs are capsules of her mind and her past, clearing out the cobwebs. She delves into common issues that her generation deals with daily: depression and anxiety, financial instability, destructive relationships and heartbreak, loneliness in a digital world, body dysmorphia, eco-anxiety, and the yearning for inner peace. B-W is simply on a soul-searching quest to heal the cracks in her relationship with herself and those around her: “I guess, I’m always just trying to make sense of it all." However, although her songs are very reflective, with a sombre and moody undertone, don’t be fooled. B-W’s music offers hope and resilience through hardship - she wants her songs to empower the underdogs (a concept she relates to well) and hope they know that someone is always there for them.
Part of B-W’s charm is her goofy persona on and off stage. She is a youthful, funny and vivacious spirit, which is genuinely infectious. She does admit, however: “My silliness is self-preservation and also a genuine urgent need to make others feel comfortable and happy around me - it's on auto-pilot. But my humour is sometimes detrimental because I don’t always know how to be vulnerable in public although I am seriously an emotional, sensitive person. Slowly, I have been able to break down my walls and share my true insecurities and troubles through music. That, in turn, has allowed me to gradually feel comfortable enough to openly speak out about values and issues I feel passionate about in day-to-day life. Hopefully my music will encourage others to do the same. We are not alone in all this.”
Once referred to as 'if Jaguar Jonze and Rina Sawayama had a baby,' B-W takes inspiration from every avenue of Pop/R&B music, from the 90s, to current artists like: Billie Eilish, Vera Blue, Kimbra, Finneas, RAYE, BANKS, PVRIS, Sevdaliza, and Rosalía.
B-W won the Australian segment of the unsigned-artist competition, Emergenza, & went on to win Best Vocalist at the 2018 international finals in Germany. She is the daughter of legendary NZ singer, Mark Williams.