Taylor Bloom is an actor and creator based out of New York City. One of five brothers, he was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, VA. Taylor attended Shenandoah Conservatory where, in addition to sharpening his skills on stage, he caught the bug for acting, film, writing and directing. “It’s a place that’s felt like home to me from when I first began at age 11.”
After seeing an audition posting for The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Taylor thought it would be a fun audition and rare opportunity to “put my guitar skills to work. Usually I'm just acting and singing.” He owes all of his guitar skills to his older brother Joe who taught him not only to play, but also how music is structured and functions. After getting the gig, he spent the next few weeks furiously tearing through Simon & Garfunkel records trying to get more familiar with their music, all the while trying to find my permanent in New York City.
Growing up, his mom would always play Cat Stevens, Dan Fogleburg and James Taylor in the car. “Then as I got older, I listened to Damien Rice and Glen Hansard, and am now a huge fan of John Mayer.” When asked about his earliest memories of Simon & Garfunkel, he remembers the first time he heard the song America. “I was in my teens and I had no idea what I was listening to, but I remember thinking ‘whoa, this is amazing!’” His favorite Simon & Garfunkel album is The Sounds of Silence.
In his spare time, Taylor also enjoys cooking, ukulele, piano, and writes music for his band Coastline. “I am also co-creator for a podcast called The Foundry.” His biggest inspiration now is Ben Platt and his four siblings. “This is my first tour so I'm really excited about it,” he says. “I've never been west of the east coast so I can't wait to see the country.”