Early in 2006, the front covers of South Africa ́s daily entertainment newspapers throughout three different cities announced the arrival of “The next BIG things!”. It was with a sense of uncanny prophecy, for in the months that followed, Taxi Violence would, through sheer dedication and solid musicianship, rise from relative local obscurity to being a band in national demand. Taxi Violence have travelled a long and independent road to proving themselves as one of the best live acts in SA. Their sound can be described as blues-infused, retro rock with a pinch of sleaze and bourbon.
Since their inception, Taxi Violence have gone on to rock every significant venue and headline every major festival in SA, as well as taking their unique brand of rock and quality live shows abroad.
“Taxi Violence have never been a band to play things by the book. In their formative days they won a national ‘battle of the bands’ contest – and promptly politely refused the prize of a record company contract because it didn’t offer them creative and financial control. Also, while their local peers dressed in skinny jeans and electro-neon and sought to emulate the burgeoning ‘indie’ sound, the band followed their guitar-slinging muse by delving into the original life-blood of rock ‘n roll’s harder edges.” – Evan Milton, music journalist <
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