About UsTaxi Driver is a 6-piece cover band playing music from the '50s to today including Oldies, Motown, Classic Rock, Country, Dance & Modern Hits. Our members include Michelle Irions (vocals/manager), Sarah Girres (vocals); Al Irions (keys/sound/manager), Andrew Neely (bass), Miles Loretta (drums), and Mike Turner (guitar).
The band has changed much over the years. We began our journey 22 years ago back in 1991 as a jam band, covering a lot of blues, and artists such as Santana, the Allman Brothers & Phish. In 1998, the band morphed into a female-fronted band with interactive stage presence, and strong, solid harmonies. Taxi Driver was the very first band in Omaha to claim three, and even five female vocalists! We have now settled back into the way we began when we added the girls...with two; Sarah and Michelle. We play everything completely live....no tracks! We also do not use pre-determined song lists during our shows. Each show is customized to the audience and age group that is there.
TD has covered the bar circuit in Omaha/Council Bluffs. Over the last 10 years, we have taken our show all across Nebraska, Iowa, & Missouri where we've been privileged to meet the awesome folks of the Midwest! It's been a wonderful journey!
We specialize in events such as corporate parties, weddings, and street dances, as well as opening for national acts such as Tim McGraw, Sawyer Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Monkees and BTO, to name a few.
Taxi Driver has been nominated for three Omaha Entertainment Awards in the category of "Best Cover Band" in 2008, 2009, and 2013.
Other Festivals and Events include but not limited to:
The Qwest Center, Holland Performing Arts Center, Westfair, Taste of Omaha, Summer Arts Festival, The Brownville Concert Series, Red Cloud Opera House,Omaha & Duncan Ribfest, Milligan June Jubilee, Dodge Daze, Light the Night for LLS, The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Panama Picnic, Dunlap 4-County Fair, Riverfest, Earth Day, LaVista Days, Gretna Days, Anchor Inn Annual Labor Day Bash, The Wayne Chicken Show, Stinson Park, Village Pointe & Shadow Lake Concert Series', Casinos, Weddings, Corporate & Holiday Parties, Street Dances and More....
We'd like to give some love out to the rest of the original, founding members of Taxi Driver who are still our good friends, and still rockin' the Midwest! To: Cory Kountze - guitar, Frank Prince - guitar, Brian Hayes - lead vocals, Olen Briggs - drums, and Clark Chancellor - bass....here's to great times!