AM Taxi (formerly known as American Taxi) is a rock band from Chicago, Illinois. They are praised for their live shows in such Chicago venues as The Metro and The Beat Kitchen.
AM Taxi members are from Chicago and its suburbs. AM Taxi is made up of four members:
Chris Smith-drums/back-up vocals
Luke Schmitt-keyboard/back-up vocals
Wiskers-Guitar catcher, Set-up
AM Taxi was originally known as American Taxi but started referring to themselves as AM Taxi since their original name was too similar to the bluegrass group, Great American Taxi. The band was started in May 2007 by Adam Krier and Jason Schultejann of Lucky Boys Confusion and Chris Smith (Logan Square/15 Minutes Late). The trio wrote and recorded their first EP, Runaway Songs. Shortly thereafter, John and Luke Schmitt joined the band.
AM Taxi was signed by Virgin Records in April 2009. They produced their first LP, "We Don't Stand A Chance" with the help of their producer Mike McCarthy in Austin. The album was released on June 9, 2010.
As of March 2011, the group has split ways with Virgin Records. As of January 2012, John Schmitt has parted ways from the band.