Biography: Train

Hailing from San Francisco, the pop-rock band Train formed in 1994. The band consists of lead singer Pat Monahan, guitarist Jimmy Stafford and drummer Scott Underwood. Together they have transitioned from rock to a solid combination of adult contemporary and family-friendly alternative pop-rock. Signing with one of Columbia Records labels, Aware Records, the band issued the self-financed debut album, “Train,” released in 1998. The song “Meet Virginia” off the album rose to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2001, the band released the multi-Grammy Award winning track “Drops of Jupiter,” which became a multi-platinum selling single and remained in the Top 100 Billboard charts for nearly 40 weeks, and the album itself sold over three million copies. Train continued to produce chart-topping hits including their 2003 single “Calling All Angels” charting top 20 on the Hot 100 Billboard for several weeks. Train released another hit single “Hey Soul Sister,” in 2009 which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 chart.

Their most recent album, “California 37,” reached the Billboard Top 100 chart upon its release in April 2012 featuring the single “Drive By” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was the band’s third top 10 hit in the U.S. that was also awarded a double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in July 2012.