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Taylor Benjamin York is the lead guitarist for Paramore and was born on December 17, 1989 (age 31), in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career with Paramore

Taylor was originally part of the small band Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jason Clark created. He later helped write and record on All We Know is Falling and Riot!, and took part of all tours supporting Riot!, including The Final Riot!. He later left due to his parent's desire for him to graduate high school before rejoining in 2007 as a touring member.

On 15 June 2009 Paramore announced that Taylor York has officially become a full-time member of the band.

Due to his closeness with Zac Farro, many fans and Hayley Williams believed he would follow suit and leave the band as well in 2010. However, during Paramore: The Last Word and having a convesation with Hayley after they went to see a show he stated he had no plans to leave the band, because he loved it too much. He and Hayley were the primary songwriters of their fourth studio album, Paramore.

As of the end of 2015, he and Hayley were the only remaining members of Paramore after the departure of bassist Jeremy Davis, making Paramore a duo.

In 2016 after spending some time as a duo, former drummer and old friend Zac Farro returned to the band to record drums on their album After Laughter and it was announced in February 2017 that Farro would be returning full time, officially making Paramore a trio again.

Equipment

Taylor's equipment has been been a mixture of various guitars; he was mostly seen using Fender guitars, mostly the Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar, and now he is mostly seen using BilT guitars, which he declared being his favorite type of guitars. As for acoustic guitars, he is mostly seen using the Martin 000-18.

His pedal board consists of the Digitech Whammy pedal, the Boss DD-20 Giga-delay, the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power, the Boss Tuner pedal, the Line 6 DL4, Electro Harmonix Doctor Q, the Line 6 pedal, the EHX POG 2, the Maxon AD999 and either the Boss RV-3 or RV-5.

His favourite choice of picks are the Dunlop Nylon .88mm picks.

Personal Life

His entire family is Christian and is musically talented. His father is Peter York, Chairman and CEO of CCMG (Capitol Christian Music Group) who is also a guitarist, and taught the instrument to both Taylor and his brother Justin.

He dated musician Gabriella DiPace from 2008 - 2010, in 2011, it is rumoured he dated a close friend of his and Hayley's, Dakotah Rae, and from June 2012 - May 2013, he was in a relationship with a woman who has since liked to remain anonymous. During that relationship they got a dog called Bill together, but when they broke up, she kept Bill due to the fact Taylor's touring schedule was busy. More recently, York had been in an on-off relationship with two-time American Idol contestant, Baylie Brown since late 2013. In February 2017 it was confirmed that they broke up. Currently, he's dating Hayley Williams.

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Hayley Williams

Trivia

  • His nicknames are T, Tay, Button and T-Ber.
  • He has a Twitter: @itstayloryall.
  • He has a Tumblr: @alohayall.
  • He has an Instagram: @tayloryorkyall.
  • He was especially close with drummer Zac Farro.
  • He is also a record producer, having co-produced Paramore's self-titled record (2013), 'After Laughter' (2017), and produced Hayley Williams' solo project 'Petals For Armor' (2020).
  • His brother, Justin York, joined the band on tour during the spring of 2010, and again in February of 2011. He became an official touring member during 2011. It's currently unknown if he'll ever join as a full time member.
  • Taylor can also play keyboards, piano, glockenspiel, percussion, drums, bass, and ukulele.
  • In 2017 during interviews Hayley has stated that Taylor was the one who managed to keep Paramore together as a band and he helped her through a difficult time in her life after the departure of Jeremy Davis.
  • Taylor is the only member that never left Paramore.
  • He (along with Hayley and Zac) has his own signature color for the After Laughter Era, his being yellow, Zac's being blue and Hayley's being red.
  • Taylor owns the most guitars and equipment in general amongst all the Paramore members.
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Current Members

Taylor York
 
 
Taylor
Hayley Williams
 
 
Hayley
Zac Farro
 
 
Zac

Former Members

Jeremy Davis
 
 
Jeremy
Josh Farro
 
 
Josh
Hunter Lamb
 
 
Hunter
Jason Bynum
 
 
Jason
John Hembree
 
 
John

Touring Members

Justin York
 
 
Justin
Joey Howard
 
 
J. Howard
Logan MacKenzie
 
 
Logan
Joey Mullen
 
 
J. Mullen

Former Touring Members

Jon Howard
 
 
Jon
Aaron Gillespie
 
 
Aaron
Jason Pierce
 
 
J. Pierce
Hayden Scott
 
 
Hayden
Miles McPherson
 
 
Miles
Josh Freese
 
 
J. Freese


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Brand New Eyes

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Songs CarefulIgnorancePlaying GodBrick By Boring BrickTurn It OffThe Only ExceptionFeeling SorryLooking UpWhere the Lines OverlapMisguided GhostsAll I Wanted
Bonus Tracks DecodeIgnorance (Acoustic Version)Where the Lines Overlap (Acoustic Version)Brick By Boring Brick (Acoustic Version)Turn It Off (Acoustic)
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Paramore

Paramore

Songs Fast In My CarNowGrow UpDaydreamingInterlude: Moving OnAin't It FunPart IILast HopeStill Into YouAnklebitersInterlude: HolidayProofHate to See Your Heart Break(One of Those) Crazy GirlsInterlude: I'm Not Angry AnymoreBe AloneFuture
Bonus Tracks Escape RouteNative TongueTell Me It's OkayDecodeThe Only ExceptionBrick By Boring BrickLet the Flames Begin
Members Hayley WilliamsJeremy DavisTaylor York
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After Laughter

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Songs Hard TimesRose-Colored BoyTold You SoForgivenessFake Happy26PoolGrudgesCaught in the MiddleIdle WorshipNo FriendTell Me How
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkZac Farro
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