Taylor York
York preforming during a Monumentour show.
Full Name Taylor Benjamin York
Born December 17, 1989
Nashville, Tennessee
Role in the band Lead Guitarist
Trademark Button Nose/Beanie
Important Fact He did not become an official member of the band until 2009

Taylor Benjamin York is the rhythm guitarist for the alternative/pop-punk band Paramore and was born December 17, 1989 (age 28) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Career with Paramore

Taylor was originally part of the small band Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jason Clark created. He later helped write and record on All We Know Is Falling and Riot!, and took part of all tours supporting Riot!, including The Final Riot!. He later left due to his parent's desire for him to graduate high school before rejoining in 2007 as a touring member.

On 15 June, 2009 Paramore announced that Taylor York has officially become a member of the band. He was previously a touring member

Due to his closeness with Zac Farro, many fans and Hayley believed he would follow suit and leave the band as well. However, during Paramore: The Last Word and having a talk with Hayley after they went to see a show he stated he had no plans to leave the band, because he loved it too much. He and Hayley were the primary songwriters of their fourth studio album, Paramore.

As of the end of 2015, he and Hayley were the only remaining members of Paramore after the departure of bassist Jeremy Davis, making Paramore a duo.

In 2016 after spending some time as a duo, former drummer and old friend Zac Farro returned to the band and it was announced in February 2017 that Farro would be returning full time, officially making Paramore a trio.


Taylor's equipment has been been a mixture of various guitars, he is mostly seen using Fender guitars, mostly the Fender Jazzmaster electric guitar, as for acoustic guitars, he is mostly seen using the Martin 000-18.

His pedal board consists of the Digitech Whammy pedal, the Boss DD-20 Giga-delay, the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power, the Boss Tuner pedal, the Line 6 DL4, Electro Harmonix Doctor Q, the Line 6 pedal, the EHX POG 2, the Maxon AD999 and either the Boss RV-3 or RV-5.

His favourite choice of pics are the  Dunlop Nylon .88mm picks.

Personal Life

His entire family is Christian and is musically talented. His father is Peter York, President of CCMG (Capitol Christian Music Group) who is also a guitarist, and taught the instrument to both Taylor and his brother Justin.

York has been in an on-off relationship with two-time American Idol contestant, Baylie Brown since late 2013, although it is unclear whether or not they are still together at this moment in time. In February, 2017 it was confirmed that they broke up.

Featured Albums


  • His nicknames are T, Tay, Button and T-Ber.
  • He has twitter: @itstayloryall.
  • He has tumblr: @alohayall.
  • He has instagram: @tayloryorkyall.
  • He was especially close with drummer, Zac Farro.
  • His brother, Justin York, joined the band on tour during the spring of 2010, and again in February of 2011. He became an official touring member during 2011. It's currently unknown if he'll ever join as a full time member.
  • Taylor can also play keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion, drums, and ukulele.
  • In 2017 during interviews Hayley has stated that Taylor was the one who managed to keep Paramore together as a band and he helped her through a difficult time in her life after the departure of Jeremy Davis.
  • He (along with Hayley and Zac) has his own signature color for After Laughter, with him being yellow, Zac being blue and Hayley being pink/red.


More pictures of Taylor can be found at his gallery, by clicking here: Gallery:Taylor York
Paramore Members
Current Members Hayley Williams, Taylor York, Zac Farro
Previous Members

Josh Farro, Jason Bynum, Hunter Lamb, John Hembree, Jeremy Davis

Tour Members Jon Howard, Justin York
Previous Members Aaron Gillespie

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