A Counting Crows -styled rock band formed in 1994 in San Francisco, California, USA, Trains self-titled debut eventually became a Billboard Heatseeker number 1 over a year after its major label release. Train was formed by Pat Monahan (Patrick Monahan, 28 February 1969, Waterford, Pennsylvania, USA; vocals/percussion), Jimmy Stafford (b. 26 April 1964, Morris, Illinois, USA; guitar), Rob Hotchkiss (b. 30 December 1960, USA; guitar), Charlie Colin (b. 22 November 1966, USA; bass) and Scott Underwood (b. 2 January 1971, USA; drums). Their origins can be traced to 1993 when Monahan left his native Pennsylvania to join Los Angeles band the Apostles, who featured Hotchkiss, Colin and Stafford. After that unit sundered, Hotchkiss and Monahan attempted to form a duo together, before expanding the band with former members of the Apostles and mutual friends.
Train self-released its debut album in 1996, but soon afterwards landed a joint contract...
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