Founding members Paul Taylor and David Hancox originally met in an alternate universe, eons ago. In 2019, we found a way to communicate and collaborate.
Def Robot was thus born. After recording and producing their first 6 albums with various contributing musicians and guest vocalists inside the 1st year (David resides in Berlin, so the logistics are a bit tricky!), Paul set about putting together the live band in his adopted town of Kendal.
Drummer Paul Schwarzer was discovered cleaning Taylor’s windows. His rhythmic knocking on the door, to request payment, was an early indication of his drumming prowess. Bass player Adam Hughes, worked as a waiter in a cocktail bar when Paul met him. Seriously! That much is true. Guitarist – Rob and Simon – keyboards, were jamming friends of drummer Paul. We set about rehearsing to play gigs that were arranged from March 2020 onwards.
Then lockdown came and we had to put our tour dates back to another time.
Back to the studio and collaborations!
Def Robot have now released 10 albums. After great press and reviews, plus radio play around the world, including BBC Introducing on many occasions, the band are going from strength to strength, continuously writing and pushing the boundaries of their songwriting. The 11th album ‘We Go Up To Eleven’ is being recorded with the next release being AA side ‘Reflection’ and ‘Original Soda Queen’ released in February 2021. It features Paul Taylor on vocals, David Hancox on instrumentation and Chris Willcocks (Kerosene) on drums.
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