Of the many uses of ‘retired’ cabs featured on CabbieBlog, probably the most famous conversion is Black Cab Sessions which started in 2007 and has toured London and America recording music from the inside of a London black cab.
With the banner ‘One Cab. One Song’ they wanted to see music differently, to provide audiences with an alternative to glossy promos.
[I]t is something that has brought them closer to what they found exciting about music – the magic and intimacy of a live performance. A mobile recording studio on wheels they film artists performing on the back seat of a London black cab, in one take as the cab tours around mostly London giving a constantly surprising and shifting vista.
It’s a journey that has seen them take the black cab over the Atlantic exploring the sounds of America’s cities, and with over 200 sessions and 40+ million views.
As they say: The meter is still running.