Taxi Violence

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Taxi Violence Short Info

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.

Taxi Violence’s accolades:
• Four South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations – 2008 (Best Rock Album), 2012 (Best Rock Album and Group/Duo Of The Year), 2015 (Best Rock Album)
• Five MK Award Nominations – 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014.
• Living It Up used in Audi SA / Protea Cricket Master Class online Campaign 2016
• SA Band featured on ProSieben German TV Channel Taff: 2016 TV Documentary about South Africa. Aired in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
• Teamed up with Windhoek Lager in a Nationwide Beer Brand meets Rock ‘n Roll band campaign. 2015
• Devil 'n Pistol features in Spud 2: The Madness Continues, starring John Cleese – 2013
• Jimi's Revenge was chosen as theme song for the popular show, MAN TV on SABC – 2010.
• Headlined the Nokia Rock Summer Tour in 2009.
• Toured in Germany and Holland in 2009, and had four tracks playlisted on Fritz Radio
• Voted ‘Best Live Act of 2007’ by Media24.com
• Headlined Oppikoppi, RAMfest, Rocking the Daisies, Synergy Festival, Up the Creek, Africa Bike week… and more
Taxi Violence’s awards:
• Won a national battle of the bands in 2005 (RBF Studios Emerging Sounds Competition).
• The Turn’s music video, directed by Ryan Kruger, won two awards at the Wirral International Film Festival 2010 in England. Ryan won ‘Best Director of Music Video’ and Philip Hotz won the Vesbin Award for ‘Best Actor’.
• Heads or Tails won ‘Best Video Award’ at Wirral International Film Festival 2011. Again, directed by Ryan Kruger.

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

  • 04 | 2017 Durban, South Africa Harley Davidson Africa Bike Week Festival
  • 01 | 2017 Swellendam, South Africa Up the Creek Music Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Cape Town, South Africa Rocking and Riding Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Bellville, South Africa Once Night In Cape Town Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Nelspruit, South Africa Innibos Festival
  • 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 Cape Town, South Africa The X-Games Music Festival
  • 01 | 2015 Swellendam, South Africa Up the Creek 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 Johannesburg, South Africa Parklife Music Festival
  • 11 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • 11 | 2013 Cape Town, South Africa Jose Cuervo Nations Festival
  • 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 Weimar, Germany Venue: Studentenclub Schützengasse
  • 10 | 2009 Chemnitz, Germany Venue: Subway to Peter
  • 10 | 2009 Düsseldorf, Germany Venue: FFT
  • 10 | 2009 Berlin, Germany Venue:Duncker Club
  • 10 | 2009 Köln, Germany Venue: Blue Shell
  • 10 | 2009 Osnabrück, Germany Venue: Erdbeerblau
  • 10 | 2009 Den Helder, Netherlands Venue: Muziekcafe De Bliksem
  • 10 | 2009 Sliedrecht, Netherlands Venue: Elektra
  • 10 | 2009 Essen, Germany Venue: Nord

Discography Taxi Violence

  • 2017 Shape and Form EP | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2014 Tenfold Album | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2013 Soul Shake Album | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2011 Unplugged: long way from home Album | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2009 The Turn Album | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2005 Untie Yourself Album | Taxi Violence Music
  • 2004 Taxi Violence EP | Taxi Violence Music

Media

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  • Sound Hit Me Up
  • Sound Pay Dirt
  • Sound Beaten By The Gun
  • Sound Lost Sock

Fan Radar

20,622 Fans

Origin

  • Cape Town ZA

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • George vand der Spuy Vocals
  • Rian Zietsman Guitar
  • Louis Nel Drums
  • Loedi van Renen Bass

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