Train is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1994. The ensemble currently comprises a core threesome of Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Scott Underwood (drums, percussion).
Train, with a group that included original members Rob Hotchkiss and Charlie Colin, as well as Monahan, Stafford, and Underwood, achieved mainstream success with their debut album, Train, which was gave us in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia”. Their second album, Drops of Jupiter (2001) brought the group massive popularity. The lead single from the album, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”, was an international hit and won two Grammy Awards in 2002. The record was certified double platinum in the United States and Canada and remains the band’s best-selling album to date.
Their third studio album, My Private Nation, gave us in 2003, continued the band’s success, and was certified platinum in the United States with the hit “Calling All Angels”. following the departures of Hotchkiss and Colin, the lineup put forth their fourth album, For Me, It’s You in 2006, with Johnny Colt on bass, and Brandon Bush on keys. Despite a generally positive reception from critics, the album was commercially unsuccessful. Train then went on a three-year hiatus.
Returning in late 2009 with their returning-to-roots album Save Me San Francisco, Train has more than regained their former success with three of their singles off the record – the RIAA 5x Multi-Platinum certified international hit “Hey, Soul Sister”, “If It’s Love”, and “Marry Me” – reaching and long holding high positions on the Billboard Hot 100, #3, #34, and #34 respectively. The album itself has been certified Gold by both the RIAA and ARIA and is currently closing in on Platinum status.