Jason Singh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jason Singh
Jason Singh Taxiride Day on the Green 2002.JPG
Singh, with Taxiride
Hunter Valley, November 2002
Background information
Birth nameJason Mahendra Singh
Born (1974-03-12) 12 March 1974 (age 44)
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresPop, rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1997–present
LabelsNeon/Warner
Associated actsTaxiride
Websitejasonsingh.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 1990s.

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]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details
Humannequin
Vale
  • Released: 14 September 2018[9]
  • Label: Jason Singh Music
  • Format: Digital download, Compact Disc, Streaming

Singles[edit]

List of singles
Title Year Album
"The World As You Know It" (Todd Watson and Jason Singh) [10][11] 2009 N/A
"I Can Dream"[12] 2010 N/A
"Hold On Forever" [13] 2013 Humannequin
"Speakers" [14] 2014
"I Can Dream" (re-release) [15]
"Quicksand"[16] 2015 N/A
"Your Love" [17]
"If It’s a Dream"[18] 2016
"Feel for You" [19]
"Humanise" [20]
"Surrender" [21]
"Love Is What I Need"(Alex 2morrow featuring Jason Singh) [22] 2017
"This Time"(Gamble with Jason Singh) [23] 2018
"Last Goodbye"[24] Vale

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. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  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". amazon. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Humannequin - album". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Vale - album". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  10. ^ "The World as You Know it - Todd Watson and Jason Singh". discogs.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  11. ^ "The World As You Know It - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  12. ^ "JASON SINGH : I Can Dream". auspOp. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Jason Singh Humannequin". Female. December 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  14. ^ "JASON SINGH : Speakers". auspOp. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  15. ^ "JASON SINGH : I Can Dream". auspOp. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Quicksand - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Your Love - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  18. ^ "If It's a Dream - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Feel for You - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Humanise - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Surrender - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Love Is What I Need - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  23. ^ "This Time - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Last Goodbye - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.