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Taxiride

"Taxiride" is a rock band from Australia. It had three singles which impacted on the charts in the late 1990s and early 2000s - ''Get Set'', ''Everywhere You Go'' and ''Creeping Up Slowly''.

Jason Singh, Tim Wild, Tim Watson, and Dan Hall started out in 1997 wiriting and playing in a lounge room in Camberwell, Melbourne. By 1998, they recorded a demo with songs for their first album. The bands' first demo was given to a friend who was a taxi driver, so that he could play the demo to passengers in the cab. They would later ask how the demo was received whilst on the "taxiride". This was the inspiration for the group's name. Soon after, they signed a joint deal between Warner Music Group in Australia and Sire Records in the U.S., where they relocated to Ocean Way Recording studios in Los Angeles to work with producer Jack Joseph Puig.

Their debut album ''Imaginate'' hit the #1 spot on the Australian charts and went double platinum spawning the top 10 hits ''Get Set'' and ''Everywhere You Go'', along the way snaring a Best New Artist ARIA award. To support the global release of their debut album, the band toured Australia, America, Japan and Europe through 1999 and 2000.

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