Train is an American rock band from San Francisco. The band currently consists of Pat Monahan,
Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Hector Maldonado, and Drew Shoals
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Rock, pop rock, country rock
They originally wanted to call the band "tranquil" but that name was already taken
by singer/ song writer Joseph Accardi. So instead
they dropped a few letters and re-arranged the letters to come up with "Train".
Pat Monahan lead vocals, percussion,harmonica, acoustic guitar, trumpet, saxophone, vibraphone, megaphone
Jimmy Stafford lead guitar, mandolin, ukulele, slide guitar, backing vocals
Jerry Becker rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, slide guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Hector Maldonado bass guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Drew Shoals drums
Rob Hotchkiss rhythm guitar, bass guitar, piano, harmonica, backing vocals (19942003)
Charlie Colin bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals (19942003)
Brandon Bush keyboards, piano, Hammond organ (20032006)
Johnny Colt bass guitar
Scott Underwood drums, percussion,
keyboards, piano, programming (19942014)
Did You Know:
The band started in 1994 with only 2 members Patrick Monahan (lead vocals) and
Rob Hotchkiss (guitar, vocals), and they played in coffee houses and local clubs.
Now, it's time to break through as a live performance band. Which I think inevitably happens to any band that I consider to be great and last a long time. That's just a natural progression.
"I can't say I wouldn't have had any success without her coming with me. She's really a big part of this whole thing."
-Patrick Monahan (about wife)
Between the time he told us he wanted us to come and when we went, I wrote 'Drops of Jupiter.' I kind of woke up from a dream and wrote down these lyrics. I asked a friend here to help me put the chords down on piano, the notes I told him to play. I had this CD with me when I went to New York.
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (songwriter)
California Music Award for Outstanding Album Train Drops of Jupiter
California Music Award for Outstanding Single Train Drops of Jupiter
California Music Award for Outstanding Songwriter Train
California Music Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist Pat Monahan - Train