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Talented artists still going strong despite multiple changes throughout the years
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.