Andrew Arthur "Andy" Taylor (born 16 February 1961) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a former member of both Duran Duran and The Power Station.
He has also recorded and performed as a solo artist, and served as a guitarist, songwriter and record producer for the likes of Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, The Almighty, Thunder, Love and Money, Mark Shaw, Then Jerico, C. C. Catch, Paul Rodgers (with The Law), Belinda Carlisle, Gun and many more.
Andrew Arthur Taylor was born and raised in the North Tyneside town of Cullercoats in North East England, and attended Marden High School. He began playing guitar at the age of eleven, and was soon playing with local bands, even producing one at the age of sixteen. He received guitar tuition from Dave Black, a member of David Bowie's backing group the Spiders from Mars. He dropped out of school early to tour England and Europe with several different bands, playing working men's clubs and air force bases. Then in April 1980, as Taylor puts it, "I made that fateful train journey down to Birmingham"...
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