The Line Up 2013

Rob Zi Taylor

Writer, Composer, Saxophonist

Robert Zi' Taylor is no newcomer to the world of music. Although it was only a brief hobby for his mother and father, playing the piano and guitar, it was enough to plant the musical seed within their second son. Growing up for the first 11 years of his life in rural Lancashire, England, on a sheep farm, Zi' began piano lessons at the age of 8, but from as early as he can remember always had an infatuation with the sax.

It wasn't until he was 12 and living in St. Lucia, due to his father's professional career, did he begin saxophone lessons at the St. Lucia School of Music, under the tutelage of Barbara Cadet. In 1992, Zi' joined local reggae band Amate and enjoyed over 3 years of performing regularly at hotels and concerts, opening for Jamaican artists such as Maxi Priest, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond and Steel Pulse, just to name a few. He also performed on Amate's second album and featured in their music videos.

Always striving for higher heights with his musical career, Zi' embarked on another venture in 1996. A recording studio and dancehall reggae group named Kronic Heights.