|Q: Which music besides soul music do you listen to?
A: I enjoy different degrees of Jazz music - vocal and instrumental.
Q: How do you use the influences from these music styles into your own songs?
A: I think there’s a definite influence when I arrange the background vocals given my love of harmonies.
Q: We know you as a singer, but do you also play musical instruments?
A: I started out when I was a child playing drums, then I played trumpet as well but the rewards were more gratifying when I started to sing so that’s where my commitment continued.
Q: When composing a song, do you consider circumstances under which is will or should be heard?
A: Yes, I do. It’s important to me what is being said in a song. I don’t only want to make you move but to move you with a subject as well.
Q: Who are your favourite classic soul artists?
A: There are several: Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Lauryn Hill, Jeffrey Osborne, Marvin Gaye to name a few…
Q: How do you feel about the use of explicit language in music?
A: I understand that some of the offensive language that we’re hearing is coming from the basis of what the artist has lived and what he or she has experienced which is cool but I think it should be presented in good taste.
Q: Which track of ‘In The Mood’ have you played the most?
A: At this point, I‘d have to say the title track, ‘In The Mood’.
Q: Are there any special projects you would like to do in the future?
A: Yes, I have a few idea’s but I’m not sure where I’ll end up yet but I’ll certainly let you know when I do!…
Q: Which albums get Dennis Taylor in the mood?
A: I’d have to say ‘Sweet Love’ - Anita Baker, ‘Toni Braxton’ - Toni Braxton, ‘The Bodyguard’ - Whitney Houston, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ and ‘Love Deluxe’ - Sade.