Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician and actor, who is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of the new wave band Duran Duran. Duran Duran were one of the most popular bands in the world during the 1980s due to their revolutionary music videos that played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV. Taylor played with Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 until 1997, when he left to pursue a solo recording and film career. He recorded a dozen solo releases (albums, EPs, and video projects) through his company “Trust The Process” over the next four years, had a lead role in the movie Sugar Town, and made appearances in a half dozen other film projects. He rejoined Duran Duran for a reunion of the original five members of the group in 2001 and has remained with the group since.
Taylor was also a member of two super-groups: The Power Station and Neurotic Outsiders.