A year ago Tayo was busking 10 hours a day in his hometown of Reading, England. Now, the 18-year-old gears up for the release of his debut EP with co-signs from indie tastemakers and industry heavyweights alike.
After leaving school at age 16 to pursue music, Tayo busked full-time until he saved enough money to buy the production software he needed to record his own demos. When music blog Hillydilly shared his song “Yes or No” he caught attention from the US and UK and subsequently signed to Black Butter/Arista Records. Growing up in a church setting where long sets and instrumental interludes were his introduction to music, his older brother’s ringtone was the first time he heard a 3-minute long pop song. Fascinated, Tayo dedicated himself to learning the art of songwriting.