Taxi Violence

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Since getting together over a jam session at a military base, Taxi Violence have gone on to stake their rightful claim as one of South Africa’s most prized independent rock acts, rocking crowds, winning awards and gathering a legion of ardent followers wherever their music is heard. With an attitude towards their music that shuns conventional record industry practices (sign to a major label, release an album, break-up), the band have managed to single-handedly, and independently, achieve in a few years what a lot of bands don’t achieve in a lifetime, whilst still retaining their artistic freedom and integrity.

From the get-go, everything about this hard working rock band that hails from Cape Town has been stamped with a sense of the unique. Not content to follow the herd and belt out the popular sound of the day, Taxi Violence chose the path less traveled, adopting retro rock ‘n roll/ Southern swamp blues as their medium of artistic expression.

To date the four time SAMA nominated band have done everything from headlining every major festival South Africa has to offer, open for various international bands, having their music used on international films, to completing a successful European tour.

They have supported Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Seether, Powder Finger, Billy Talent and shared the stage with 3 Doors Down, Hoobastank, Staind and Evanescence.

Since getting together over a jam session at a military base, Taxi Violence have gone on to stake their rightful claim as one of South Africa’s most prized independent rock acts, rocking crowds, winning awards and gathering a legion of ardent followers wherever their music is heard. With an attitude towards their music that shuns conventional record industry practices (sign to a major label, release an album, break-up), the band have managed to single-handedly, and independently, achieve in a few years what a lot of bands don’t achieve in a lifetime, whilst still retaining their artistic freedom and integrity.

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Past Gigs Taxi Violence

  • 11 | 2015 Pretoria, South Africa Parks Acoustics
  • 10 | 2015 Pretoria, South Africa Rocking for Rhinos Music Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Northam, South Africa Oppikopppi Music Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Billabong Pro Jbay Music Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Durban, South Africa Harley Davidson, African Bike Week Music Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Durban, South Africa Splashy Fen MusicFestival
  • 01 | 2015 Swellendam, South Africa Up the Creek Music Festival
  • 01 | 2015 Cape Town, South Africa The X-Games Music Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Cape Town, South Africa Synergy Live Music Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Darling, South Africa Rocking the Daisies Music Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Northam, South Africa Oppikopppi Music Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Oudshoorn, South Africa Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees
  • 03 | 2014 Cape Town, South Africa RAMfest Music Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Pretoria, South Africa Campus Invasion
  • 12 | 2013 George, South Africa Hops Music Festival
  • 11 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Jose Cuervo Nations Festival
  • 11 | 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Parklife Music Festival
  • 11 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • 09 | 2013 Ponta Malogane, Mozambique FORR Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Harley Davidson Birthday Bash
  • 05 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Sowing the Seeds Festival
  • 02 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Design Indaba Cape Town
  • 12 | 2012 Cape Town, South Africa Rock the River Music Festival
  • 07 | 2012 Cape Town, South Africa RVCA Clothing corporate event
  • 02 | 2011 Pretoria, South Africa MK Awards
  • 06 | 2010 Cape Town, South Africa FIFA Soccer World Cup Event
  • 10 | 2009 Essen, Germany Venue: Nord
  • 10 | 2009 Sliedrecht, Netherlands Venue: Elektra
  • 10 | 2009 Den Helder, Netherlands Venue: Muziekcafe De Bliksem
  • 10 | 2009 Osnabrück, Germany Venue: Erdbeerblau
  • 10 | 2009 Köln, Germany Venue: Blue Shell
  • 10 | 2009 Düsseldorf, Germany Venue: FFT
  • 10 | 2009 Chemnitz, Germany Venue: Subway to Peter
  • 10 | 2009 Weimar, Germany Venue: Studentenclub Schützengasse
  • 10 | 2009 Berlin, Germany Venue:Duncker Club

Discography Taxi Violence

  • 2014 Tenfold Album | Independent
  • 2013 Soul Shake Album | Sheer Sound
  • 2011 Unplugged: long way from home Album | Sheer Sound
  • 2009 The Turn Album | Sheer Sound
  • 2005 Untie Yourself Album | Independent
  • 2004 Taxi Violence EP | Independent

Media

  • Video Taxi Violence - Devil 'n Pi...
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  • Sound Hit Me Up
  • Sound Pay Dirt
  • Sound Beaten By The Gun
  • Sound Lost Sock

Origin

  • Cape Town ZA

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • Jason Ling bass
  • George vand der Spuy Vocals
  • Rian Zietsman Guitar
  • Louis Nel Drums