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Drummer Devon Taylor - Top 5 Facts!

Heisenberg Published On Fri Aug 07 2020   Modified On Fri Aug 07 2020
Drummer Devon Taylor - Top 5 Facts!

Learn all the top facts you need to know about the American drummer Devon Taylor.

Devon Taylor is an American drummer from Georgia who has worked with the likes of the famous music artists like Justin Bieber, Rita Ora, Zendaya, and Musiq Soulchild. He is represented and proudly uses Zildjian cymbals. Devon grew the passion for drums since an early age of 2, and he began pursuing his dream by attending the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

Currently working solely for Justin Bieber, Devon Taylor's exception drumming skills has gained the interest of numerous young aspiring drummers out there. Many are slightly unfamiliar with the drummer; therefore we compiled some top facts about him in the sections below.

Devon Taylor's Early Years

Devon Taylor began playing drums at the age of 2, according to his parents, but he never took it seriously in the beginning. In 2003, he grew interested in it, and he began playing since the same year at the church where his father was a pastor. He grew passionate about drums and decided to pursue it.

Devon Taylor began playing drums at the age of 2.

Devon Taylor began playing drums at the age of 2.
Source: YouTube

Devon Taylor attended Hope Christian Academy in Clayton County, Atlanta, Georgia. But in school, there was not even a single music program at all. So he practiced his drumming skills and gained his style from YouTube, where he gained knowledge from various people.

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Devon Taylor's Career Beginnings 

Devon Taylor practiced drums watching videos from YouTube for six to seven years before he made it to the finals in 2011. But soon, his life changed when he was called to play for the music artist Musiq Soulchild. 'Shortly after that, I called to do Music Soulchild. I was only supposed to be filling in for my homey Page, ' said Devon.

Devon Taylor practiced drums watching videos from YouTube for six to seven years.

Devon Taylor practiced drums watching videos from YouTube for six to seven years.
Source: YouTube

Devon was supposed to fill in for his friend for about a week, but that week turned into a year and again another additional year. He started playing for Musiq Soulchild in 2013. That was his first big gig. 'That gig taught me a lot too. It was my first time ever playing with SPDS pad, my first time ever playing with click, and slates, 'Devon said. 'It was also my first time playing the show, an actual show where I had to play certain parts, and I can't differentiate from what's going on in the record. That was the first time I ever had to learn patterns and stick to the patterns. That gig taught me a lot, man.' 

Devon Taylor's Work With Other Artists

While he was still working with Musiq Soulchild, Devon Taylor also got a call to work for Zendaya in 2014. He was excited to work with the Disney star and began playing with her soon after he got the offer. He, howvere, also worked for Musiq Soulchild, but not as much as he used to before. 

Devon Taylor began his main career working with Musiq Soulchild.

Devon Taylor began his main career working with Musiq Soulchild.
Source: Twitter

Devon Taylor also got another opportunity afterward to work Jagged Edge at the time for about a month or two. He also got a call to do with Chrisette Michelle, with whom he worked throughout 2014. He later did some auditions, which led him to play with another renowned artist Rita Ora. He worked with her in 2015, which included lots of TV shows and a couple of tour dates.

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Devon Taylor's Association With Avedis Zildjian Company

Devon Taylor began talking with Emily from Avedis Zildjian Company around November of 2015. He was introduced to her by his friend named LaRon Skeeter McMillan. Currently, he is represented by and uses Zildjian cymbals.

Devon is currently associated with Avedis Zildjian Company.

Devon is currently associated with Avedis Zildjian Company.
Source: Twitter

Devon Taylor gave his reason for joining Zildjian in an interview by the company's YouTube channel in 2016. Here's what he said about his willingness to join the company: 'The reason why I wanted to reach out to the Zildjian in the first place is because previous single company and other single companies I was using like just going through their singles and cracking their singles like so fast and man I was just like dude I have to find a company or a single that's like super super sturdy the way I hit.' 

Devon Taylor's Body Maintenance

Due to his busy career as a drummer, Devon Taylor makes sure he is healthy and fit enough to perform well and consistently. He is very careful about his diet and consumes healthy and organic food items on a daily basis. 

Devon Taylor is conscious about his health and body.

Devon Taylor is conscious about his health and body.
Source: Music Connection Magazine

Besides an appropriate diet plan, Devon Taylor also follows a strict workout routine to keep his body in shape. He limits his alcohol intake and avoids packaged and junk food products most of the time, which has helped him lead a healthy life so far.

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