Taxi

Waterford 1976 - 1979

Style Heavy Rock

Original October '76 Line up;
Davy "Skinner" Flynn Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Gene Ronayne Lead Guitar
Bobby Bible Keyboards
Derry Marsh Bass
Paddy O’Neill Drums

The band never really had a stable line for any length of time, by April 1977, Gene and Derry had both left, Derry was replaced by Richie McDonald bass, who in turn was soon replaced by Desi Whelan. By August 1977 Paddy had been replaced on drums by Ray Moyser. The line up changed again in December of '77, with Davy & Desi both leaving, with Pat Driscoll coming in on bass, Johnny Elvis taking over from Davy on vocals. By January '79 Johnny & Pat left, leaving the band to carry on as a trio, Bobby, Ray & Mick Plus, vocals were now shared around the band. Bobby & Mick started too write their own material and the changed their style to a more commercial rock.

During their career Taxi were regularly playing 3 or 4 nights a week selling out many of the largest venues in the Waterford area. They had residencies at the Showboat, Waterford. Carousel, Tramore, Munster Arms, Carrick, Katies Reillys Kitchen, Waterford, Hiberian Hotel, Tramore, Jolly Mariner, Dunmore,

This group is a completely different group from the early group with the same from Ballmena.

September ’77 Desi Whelan bass player with Taxi, was thrown from the stage when he received an electric shock in the Showboat last Sunday.

05/02/1977 Showboat, Waterford with Trubadours

01/04/1977 Kickham Inn, Carrick Taxi breaking new ground at the weekend when they play at the Kickham Inn. Munster Express

14/05/1977 Carousel, Tramore Taxi start of a Saturday night residency

23/05/1977 Showboat, Waterford with Children's Leukaemia Research Fund Metric, Partners, Simon

30/08/1977 Showboat, Waterford with Mr Pussy

01/10/1977 Showboat, Waterford with Metric

21/06/1978 Showboat, Waterford with Waves charity gig for Manor St School Past Pupils Union

02/10/1978 Showboat, Waterford with Waves Charity Night

10/01/1979 Showboat, Waterford Anti Nuclear concert with Waves

08/02/1979 Katie Reilly’s, Waterford with Waves

Taxi play Carousel Tramore for summer season this begins july and ends beginning of October (every Thursday) ‘78

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