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Blue Hawk Records: Artist of the Week, Taylor Puzzio

Blue Hawk Records is Monmouth University’s student-run record label. Each semester, the club works with the Applied Music Industry class to produce a compilation CD that features Monmouth’s aspiring musicians. This semester, students and faculty members auditioned for the label and six artists were chosen to be on the new CD. The artists are recording their original songs in a professional setting at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park. The album will be released on April 20, and a release show will be held on that date. For more information about the artists, visit the blog at, or follow Blue Hawk Records on social media.

Taylor Puzzio

From: Trumbull, CT

Genre: Pop/Country

What got you interested in music?

My mom always told me I sang before I talked, so I kind of just grew up loving to sing. Then I started writing lyrics, and then I started playing guitar so I could put music to my lyrics.

How long have you been making your own music?

I started writing songs with guitar and lyrics around my freshman year of high school.

What has been your biggest musical accomplishment so far? Have you had any big gigs?

No big gigs yet, but I was in the Connecticut All-State Choir and I got signed to Blue Hawk Records.

What do you hope to accomplish in the future regarding music?

I want to make an album.

What artists have influenced you?

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Demi Lovato.

Dream Collaboration: Ed Sheeran

Dream Venue: Madison Square Garden

IMAGE TAKEN from Blue Hawk Records Facebook

PHOTO COURTESY of Gabriella Soroka