Brittunculi Records & Books
(Brittunculi - Ancient Roman: Meaning 'Nasty Little Brittons')
Brittunculi Records & Books is the independent publishing label of British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor. The name was set up as a trading title way back in 2008 following the launch of the debut solo album 'Songs of The Fete de la Musique.' Brittunculi distributes its music and books worlwide in partnership with USA based digitisers, CDBaby and Smashwords. Jonathan Taylor is now writing novels under the following pseudonyms; Isabella Davies Ph.D, Dr Cerys Davies, PC Brian Wilkinson CBE, DI Andrea Johnson, Chandelle Davies & JRP Taylor
Plastic (The Dead Puppies Of Chernobyl) 2020
Under Attack (17Hrs) 2019
Ayla & The Moon 2017
Phantom Shells (album) 2016 - Sharman Taylor
We Shall Overcome (single)
Phantom Shells (single) 2015 - Sharman & Taylor
Rose Amongst The Ruins 2015
Zombies in Outer Space (Soundtrack to accompany the eBook 'Communists in Outer Space) 2015
Elephant In Chains 2014
War Hoarse 2014 (compilation)
Priest - The Blacksail Studio Sessions 2013
Vseki den (Every day) 2012
And All the King's Horses - AKA Blink 2010
The Holocaust Denier 2009
A Useful Fool 2009
Live Studio: The Frizinghall Tapes 2008
Debut: The Collection 2008
Songs Of The Fete de la Musique (Luddenden Village Music Festival) 2008
The Atom Ark Landslide 'F**king England' 6 track E.P. Jonathan Taylor / David Wilkinson; 1991 TAAL
1993 Cali 'Perfidia' Cassette single
1990 Waving Not Drowning 'It Just rained' 4 track 12" Vinyl E.P
1990 Waving not Drowning 'Raven Days' 8 track cassette demo
Meat - Memoirs of A Psychopath: The Definitive Edition (Pseudonym used; Dr Cerys Davies et al) 2016
PING: Pre-installed Navigational Guidance (Odd Jonathan / JRP Taylor) 2016
How To Breed Chickens In Iowa (Pseudonym used; Chandelle Davies)
The Man Who Buried Himself (Pseudonym used; Brian Wilkinson CBE) 2015
The Gold Star Kid & The Dream Angel (Author's full title; JRP Taylor) 2015
Communists in Outer Space ((Pseudonym used; Isabella Davies Ph.D) 2015
Porthole: The Erotic Memoirs of RMS Fantasia Vol 1: Paris' Revenge (Pseudonym used; DI Andrea Johnson) 2013
Please Take Care of Bethany (Pseudonym used; PC Brian Wilkinson) 2013
Meat - Memoirs of A Psychopath (Pseudonym used; Dr Cerys Davies) 2013
The Gold Star Kid & The Dream Angel: Book One 2015
Cursty Hoppe talks with Jonathan Taylor about his wrting...
English singer / songwriter born Warwick 1966.
Taylor notes with a smile, “At 15 when I bought my first second-hand guitar and amp for 75 pounds, my mother said it was a complete waste of money.” Although it’s left unsaid, one gets the feeling she’s probably still eating her words today. Since then, his reviewers have been somewhat more generous. It’s been said he is the possessor of a ‘marvellous dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty’ by local press and a ‘real talent’ by the British Politician Tony Benn, while fans continue to liken him to Don Mclean, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and even Neil Diamond.
Taylor’s lyrics remain consistent in theme, his overwhelming need to lend his voice to those who remain without. Whether they’re victims of the Bulgarian Communist Regime (Izvinavi) or an elegy to those lost in 9/11 (‘If Only’) and the messages they left behind. Again and again he returns to his subject, in ‘Holocaust Denier’ written after meeting England’s only known Jewish Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman, his words convey not only the horror of genocide but implore us to remember, should we let it happen again. Both tracks featured on BBC and worldwide radio and for which British PM of the time Gordon Brown, wrote to thank him. Even the house he now calls home in central Bulgaria, used as a Partisan hide-out for anti-nazi resistance fighters throughout WW2, has brought him inspiration in the form of the song ‘Partisan.’ You begin to get the feeling Taylor needs this kind of connection to the past and a large helping of tragedy for both sustenance and creativity.
Taylor’s music urges us to question why atrocities happen, whether they are individual or collective. He takes tragedy, seemingly internalising the pain and then slowly from his depths comes something beautiful, skilful, deeply memorable and strangely- immensely listenable.
Cursty Hoppe, 2012.
Andrew Liddle reviews Hub a Bud, poetry and song
Halifax Evening Courier. April 24th 2009. Hub a Bub at QFolk, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax. UK.
Maybe it's something in the West Riding air or water, but we do seem blessed at the moment with some prodigious talent in the folk world, as John Sharp, QFolks promoter, continues to demonstrate. Jonathan Taylor, Warwick born but these days very much a Halifax lad, is a rare talent indeed. Not only is he the possessor of a marvellously dusty, dusky voice full of resonance and beauty, which invites comparison with Neil Young in vocal colour if not in style, but he writes some awe-inspiring songs, both lyrics and melody. His partner, Shipley based Steve Wilkinson is a poet of the Northern Voice School, refreshing in his use of conventional metrical patterns and rhyme schemes, whose pithily worded poems often take the form of dramatic monologues or dialogues. Together, they launched into an 'anti war pro soldier' tirade, beginning with The Great War and coming right up to date with that in Iraq. Jonathan's Soldier, Soldier, Don't Look Back was deeply moving, and perfectly complimented by Steve's heart felt tribute to Shipley born Sgt Steven Roberts, the first British soldier to die in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In a varied second half, Jonathan turned romantic and sang some beautiful songs, including his own tear jerker 'Please Close The Door Quietly,' the iconic 'I Put A Spell On You' and, would you believe, a profound version of 'Dolly Parton's Jolene.' And Steve gave the world premier of his satirical take on the eccentric Greek philosopher, Diogenes.
This work is completed as it stands as an author based biographical case study. It is a critical reflection on barriers to participation, or more simply put: a dyslexic perspective on creative writing. It is presented as a genuine insight into my world as a dyslexic creative writer. It is also a reflective journal of my life and its impacts on my writing. By Briish singer/songwriter: J R P Taylor.
Dad didn’t really stop to think about the negative consequences, he had dreams and now he had a hope of achieving them. Strange thing was that we never actually made it to California, Chandelle Davies is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor.
‘A.R.A.T.’ can never be identified for this very reason. Too many people have too much too loose. But here; they choose to release details previously unknown and obtained as a direct consequence of Edward Snowden and the associated WikiLeaks scandal. J.R.P. Taylor is the British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor
“What is the most unusual case you have ever encountered?” Brian replied to the reporter: “Well, the hunt for Gabriel is certainly the most disturbing, but if I am asked ‘unusual’, then it has to be the case of the man who buried himself”. PC Brian Wilkinson is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor
I telephoned the publisher Brittunculi, and with short shrift was informed that only Brian Wilkinson could comment on any matter concerning the investigation - He made himself politely but continually unavailable. Dr Cerys Davies is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor.
The Buzludzha Files: De-classified! An ‘Atom’ is 99.999999% (recurring) empty space. if we removed all of the empty space from within the human body, our entire species, that is to say, every person on earth would now be no bigger in size than that of a single sugar cube Isabella Davies PhD is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor.
"Dear Soldier," he wrote, "My dad was a soldier. He's in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family." This, delightful children's story is written by British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor. The book is inspired by the true story of Myles Eckbert, a boy of just 8 years of age from Ohio, USA.
I am a ship that sees all and controls all. As you now join me on my maiden passage across the oceans do take the time to peep through my portholes. For there in every cabin, you will soon find something to 'wet' your palette or to feed your appetite. D.I Andrea Johnson is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R. P. Taylor.
Brian, an amateur military enthusiast now tells the story of his father ‘Brian Bulls-eye Wilkinson’, and his personal quest for the truth. ’Brian Bulls-eye Wilkinson,’ the best rear-gunner in the sky. PC Brian Wilkinson is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor
“If you wish to feel happy, take a pill.- If you seek a cure then face the truth”. A new world order has arrived. 'The truth cannot be silenced. Dr Cerys Davies is a pseudonym of British singer/songwriter: Jonathan R, P. Taylor
Smashwords book reviews by Brittunculi Records & Books UK
on Jan. 30, 2013
A consistently brilliant writer who can glide from fiction, non-fiction, horror and erotica effortlessly. As always an exciting but well written work, a delight to read. Not just erotica, but a firm established story line, it's good.
War Wives 1: Punishment Party
on Feb. 07, 2013
Consistently brilliant writing, recommended bedtime reading with all the naughtiness and humuor you need, bravo Jane!