Tom Barman is fired up by – perhaps the ultimate rock-jazz trio – Robin Verheyen, Nicolas Thys and Antoine Pierre. The raw vocals of dEUS frontman Barman are fueled by Verheyen’s ripping sax. Thys and Pierre regularly push the throttle hard but always bring this wildly drifting taxi back on track. Taxiwars brings a mix of parlando, poetry and jazz with a solid rock attitude.
After three years of silence, TaxiWars is back with a new album ‘Artifical Horizon’. The band seems to reinvent itself with a fresh and more personal sound that sounds more melodic, with more depth and a more efficient sound. A musical kaleidoscope where experimentation and creativity are key, from sharp songs with a heavy groove to impulsive jazz on an eighties hip-hop beat.
For Antwerp based Tom Barman this is obviously a home match. Robin Verheyen was born in Turnhout, not far from Antwerp, but has been living in New York for years now, making a name as one of the great talents in jazz and classical music. Nicolas Thys and Antoine Pierre have also been living in the Big Apple for the last few years, which makes this gig a bit like coming home to Jazz Middelheim for the whole band.