Taxi (Gibraltar band)

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GenresPop rock, pop punk, latin pop, latin rock
Years active2005 - present
LabelsSony Music
Associated actsMelon Diesel
WebsiteEl Taxímetro
MembersDylan Ferro
Dani Fa
Danny Bugeja

Taxi is a Gibraltarian pop rock band founded in 2005 after the break-up of Melon Diesel. After the quintet's break-up, its members dissolved into two different bands: Taxi (Dylan Ferro, Dani Fa and Danny Bugeja) and Area 52 (Guy Palmer and Adrian Pozo). Whilst the latter moved on to play alternative rock in English, Taxi kept loyal to Melon Diesel's Hispanic fanbase, composing songs in Spanish.[1] Their songs maintain a certain similarity to those of Melon Diesel although slightly more upbeat with more pop influences.

On September 2010, Taxi was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the Best Pop Album category by a duo or group with vocals by "Aquí y Ahora".[2]


Although the band never gave an official press release when Melon Diesel broke up in 2003, the reason given was that there was a difference in opinions concerning what language the song lyrics should be written in and the direction in which the band was moving in.[3] Even though the news came as a shock to its fans, it seemed that the conflict of interest had been ongoing for some time. Shortly after Melon Diesel's dissolution, Ferro, Fa and Bugeja restarted their musical careers, performing various local concerts around Gibraltar by the name of No Eye Dear (in collaboration with another local band, Chango Mutney). After some time, the trio went on to develop their main project, which would become Taxi.



  • Libre (2005)
  • Mil Historias (2006)
  • Mirando Atrás (2008)
  • Aquí y Ahora (2010)
  • Tras el horizonte (2013)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Melon Diesel. Where Have They Gone?[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "FIRST EVER LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR 'TAXI'". Gibraltar Chronicle. September 9, 2010. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  3. ^ El Mundo - From Melon Diesel to Taxi due to a language issue. (in Spanish)

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