Join bands for a mu­si­cal ride

Tal­ented artists still go­ing strong de­spite mul­ti­ple changes through­out the years

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

TAXIRIDE, four Melbourne mu­sos, ar­rived on the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene in 1999 af­ter form­ing in 1997.

Their “ar­rival” co­in­cided with multi-platinum de­but al­bum Imag­i­nate, which fea­tured four top 20 sin­gles.

The boys – Ja­son Singh, Tim Wat­son, Tim Wild and Dan Hall – dom­i­nated Aussie air­waves for the next five years.

How­ever, like most cre­ative part­ner­ships, there were dif­fer­ences of opin­ion.

Some mem­bers left, the group’s sound changed and they split with their record la­bel.

The orig­i­nal line-up re­united 10 years ago, and last week they joined forces with The Badloves for six com­bined shows from north­ern NSW to Tas­ma­nia.

This Satur­day’s show at Rooty Hill will be their sec­ond on the road.

Taxiride’s sound has evolved from what was orig­i­nally a pop/pub rock to a more heav­ier sound, but it still re­tains the qual­i­ties that in­spired a gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian mu­sic-lovers.

Like­wise, The Badloves have fol­lowed a sim­i­lar jour­ney.

The boys formed in 1990 and just two years later were sup­port­ing Hall and Oates. They broke up in 1997, and re­formed and again dis­solved sev­eral times, be­fore get­ting back to­gether in Fe­bru­ary 2015.

Founder Michael Spiby is still the front­man for the soul and R’n’B group.

Taxiride front­man Ja­son Singh (right) and The Badloves (below) join forces at Rooty Hill RSL on Satur­day.

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