Rory Taylor runs the Positive Vibration Festival, regular Reggae Socials at District and represents international reggae artists at home and abroad. He is on a mission with Positive Vibration to bring reggae to a wider audience.
Rory came to Liverpool to study law in 2003. He is an intellectual property lawyer who is also passionate about raising the profile of reggae in Liverpool and beyond. In 2013, as part of a collective, Rory began Positive Vibration with a small event in the Kazimer gardens featuring local DJs and a couple of bands.
Rory and Positive Vibration have brought a range of acts to its Baltic-based festival include Lee Scratch Perry, Roni Size, Sister Nancy and many others.
Rory also works with the Jamaican High Commission and tourist board, linking up with organisations and charities as well as artists and musicians. For an example of Rory’s close working relationship with the Jamaican High Commission, Rory was contacted to look at ways of promoting the Jamaican netball team whilst based in Liverpool:
Baba Brooks Band – Teenage Ska
Toots & The Maytals – Do the Reggay.
Bob Marley – Concrete Jungle.
King Tubby & Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
Prince Fatty ft. Shniece and Horseman – The Model.
Find out more about Rory on the Baltic Triangle website, Liverpool’s Creative District