Ten31 consists of Julie Taylor on vocals and guitar, James Radford on lead guitar, and Virgil Taylor on drums. They are based in Granite, Shoals, Texas (about 50 miles west of Austin).
Virgil and Julie added James Radford to their lineup in November of 2014. James brings smokin' cool lead guitar to the mix and will be joining Ten31 in Spring 2015 gigs.
Ten31 is wrapping up a set of 10 songs that were recorded in Austin,at Huckadoodle Studios in Burnet, and at Joel Guzman's in Marble Falls. Watch for it soon!
Ten31 consists of Virgil & Julie Taylor and James Radford. They are based outside of Austin, TX.
Julie began singing with various bands, including the Steroids and Animal Farm, at age 17. Songwriting is her passion, and her vast and eclectic tastes in music have greatly colored her own work. She cites artists Kate Bush, Elton John (the old stuff), The Pretenders, The Specials, Rich Mullins, English Beat, Queen, Waterdeep, and Toad the Wet Sprocket as some of her favorite artists, and says that the influence of all of these crop up in her songwriting from time to time. Julie contributes rhythm guitar and vocals to Ten31.
Virgil joined up with Julie in about 1997. He includes Rush, Led Zeppelin, Joe Satriani, Third Day, and Abraham Laboriel as his influences.
Most of the songs on Broadjam were initially recorded with Chris White in Austin, utilizing such talent as Chris Maresh on bass, Jason White and Kyle Thompson on drums, Billy White and Wayne "Trip" Hunt on guitars, Richard Lopez on saxes, and other Austin musicians. They worked with Zach Huckabee at Huckadoodle Studios in Burnet, and Joel Guzman finished the recording as both a musician and producer.
While Ten31's music styles vary, their lyrics focus on life situations and the hope that is in Jesus Christ.