Jason Singh

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Jason Singh
Jason Singh Taxiride Day on the Green 2002.JPG
Singh, with Taxiride
Hunter Valley, November 2002
Background information
Birth name Jason Mahendra Singh
Born (1974-03-12) 12 March 1974 (age 43)
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Neon/Warner
Associated acts Taxiride
Website jasonsingh.com.au

Jason Mahendra Singh is an Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist. From 1997 to 2006 he fronted the rock band, Taxiride, as their lead singer. In March 2009 he issued a duet single, "The World As You Know It" with Todd Watson, which peaked at No. 10 on the ARIA Club Tracks.

Biography[edit]

Jason Mahendra Singh was born in Melbourne and has two older sisters.[1] His father, Mahendra Singh, is an Indo-Fijian and his mother is of Maltese descent.[1][2] While in high school Singh formed a covers band, Mud, singing lead vocals.[1] He started playing guitar in the mid-1990s.[1] He played in the live music scene in Melbourne throughout the 1990's.

Singh joined Taxiride in 1997; in October 2013 recalled his audition, "I sang Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason'. They changed the key higher, and I could do it. They kept changing the key higher and higher, and I could still do it... The next day they said, 'You’re in the band'."[1] Fellow founders were Daniel Hall on bass guitar, guitar and backing vocals; Tim Watson on lead guitar and backing vocals; and Tim Wild on guitar and backing vocals.[3]

The group recorded a demo at Melbourne's Secret Sound Studios, and used it to land a contract with Warner in 1999.[3][4] Taxiride went on to achieve a number-one album and six top 40 singles.

In March 2009 Singh issued a duet single, "The World As You Know It" with Todd Watson, which peaked at No. 10 on the ARIA Club Tracks.[5] He released his debut solo album, Humannequin, in 2012. In 2015 he set himself a goal of writing, proceeding and releasing six singles in 12 months. The first single was released in October 2015 and the sixth in August 2016. He held a special performance on 2 September 2016 at Flying Saucer Club in Melbourne to celebrate the achievement. It was the first chance to hear all six songs in a live arena.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Jason Singh and his wife, Leah, have been together since about 1997. They are the parents of two children.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Humannequin (2012)[7]

Singles[edit]

  • "The World As You Know It" (Todd Watson & Jason Singh) (January 2009)[8]
  • "Quicksand" (October 2015)[9]
  • "Your Love" (December 2015) [10]
  • "If It’s A Dream" (February 2016)
  • "Feel For You" (April 2016)
  • "Humanise" (July 2016)
  • "Surrender" (August 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Profile: Taxiride star Jason Singh flies solo". Star Weekly. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Cashmere, Paul (18 December 2008). "Jason Singh Signs with Neon". Undercover News. Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Taxiride'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 26 August 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Biography". taxiride.com.au. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 1 June 2009. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 August 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "JASON SINGH SURRENDERS SINGLE SIX". auspOp. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Humannequin - album". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "The World as You Know it - Todd Watson and Jason Singh". discogs.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Quicksand - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Your Love - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.