Sydney (Australia) band The Wet Taxis was formed in 1977 and issued an album-length cassette called Taxidermy in 1980, featuring Louis Tillett on vocals and keyboards, Simon Knuckey on guitar, his brother Tim Knuckey on bass guitar, and Garry Bradbury on drum machine.
Bradbury left in 1982 to join Severed Heads and was replaced by Nick Fisher on drums. Peter Watt also joined on rhythm guitar but was replaced the next year by Penny Ikinger.
The group signed with the Hot Records label and recorded a single, C’mon, (a cover version of The Atlantics 1967 track Come On) released in May 1984.
Later that year they issued an album, From the Archives, and by February 1985 went into hiatus.
In January 1986, Tillett, Fisher and Ikinger revived The Wet Taxis with Rod Howard on bass guitar, Jason Kain on lead guitar and Bronstantine Karlarka on keyboards. By May they were joined by a brass section of Dianne Spence on saxophone, Kathy Wemyss on trumpet (both ex-Laughing Clowns), and Gladys Reed on trombone.
They issued the single Sailor’s Dream in May 1987 but had broken up by mid-year.