List of Train members

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Train
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Rock, Pop rock, Roots rock
Years active 1994-present
Members Patrick Monahan
Jimmy Stafford
Jerry Becker
Hector Maldonado
Drew Shoals
Sakai Smith
Nikita Houston
Past members Rob Hotchkiss
Charlie Colin
Brandon Bush
Johnny Colt
Scott Underwood

Train is a San Francisan pop rock band that formed in July 1994. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Patrick Monahan and guitarist Rob Hotchkiss. Later, former Apostles members Jimmy Stafford and Charlie Colin playing guitar and bass guitar, joined Train. At a later date, Scott Underwood joined Train, playing drums and keyboards.

The original lineup of five released two studio albums, their eponymous album, Train, which reached platinum, and their double-platinum album, Drops of Jupiter. As the band was recording their third album, later to go platinum, My Private Nation, Rob Hotchkiss left in late 2002, to pursue a solo career, after recording six tracks that would later be on the album. Soon after, bassist Charlie Colin, left Train in October 2003.

For a short time, Train was a trio in 2003. They recruited bassist Johnny Colt, former member of The Black Crowes, and keyboardist Brandon Bush, late in the same year. The five of them released a live album a year later, entitled Alive at Last. A year later, they started to make their fourth studio album, and in late January 2006, For Me, It's You was released.

The band decided to go on hiatus in November 2006. In May 2009, during the recording of their fifth studio album, Johnny Colt and Brandon Bush decided to depart from Train and Train became a trio once again. In late October 2009, the trio released their fifth studio album, entitled Save Me San Francisco. Since May 2009, Hector Maldonado (bass/vocals/guitar/percussion) and Jerry Becker (keyboards/guitar) have been part of the touring and recording group. Since 2012, Sakai Smith and Nikita Houston (backing vocals) have been toured with the band. In June 2014 Scott Underwood left the band, which now consists of Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals (drums), Sakai Smith and Nikita Houston.

Current lineup[edit]

Pat Monahan
Active: 1994–Present
Instruments: lead vocals, trumpet, saxophone, vibraphone, percussion
Release contributions: all Train releases
Jimmy Stafford
Active: 1994–Present
Instruments: lead guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Train releases
Hector Maldonado
Active: 2014–present (2008–2014 touring member)
Instruments: bass, vocals, guitar, percussion
Release contributions: Save me San Francisco (2009), California 37 (2012) and Bulletproof Picasso (2014)
Jerry Becker
Active: 2014–present (2008–2014 touring member)
Instruments: guitar, keyboards
Release contributions: Save me San Francisco (2009), California 37 (2012) and Bulletproof Picasso (2014)
Sakai Smith
Active: 2014–present (2008–2014 touring member)
Instruments: Backing vocals
Release contributions: Save me San Francisco (2009), California 37 (2012) and Bulletproof Picasso (2014)
Nikita Houston
Active: 2014–present (2008–2014 touring member)
Instruments: Backing vocals
Release contributions: Save me San Francisco (2009), California 37 (2012) and Bulletproof Picasso (2014)

Former members[edit]

Rob Hotchkiss
Active: 1994–2002
Instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Release contributions: Train (1998), Drops of Jupiter (2001), and six songs on My Private Nation (2003)
Charlie Colin
Active: 1994–2003
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: Train (1998), Drops of Jupiter (2001), and My Private Nation (2003)
Johnny Colt
Active: 2003–2009
Instruments: bass guitar
Release contributions: Alive at Last (2004), For Me, It's You (2006)
Brandon Bush
Active: 2003–2009
Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals
Release contributions: Alive at Last (2004), For Me, It's You (2006)
Scott Underwood
Active: 1994–Present
Instruments: drums, keyboards, percussion
Release contributions: Train (1998), Drops of Jupiter (2001), My Private Nation (2003), Alive at Last (2004), For Me, It's You (2006), Save Me, San Francisco (2009) and California 37 (2012)

Timeline[edit]

Recording timeline[edit]

Role Album
Train
(1998)
Drops of Jupiter
(2001)
My Private Nation
(2003)
For Me, It's You
(2006)
Save Me San Francisco
(2009)
California 37
(2012)
Bulletproof Picasso
(2014)
Lead vocals Pat Monahan
Lead guitar Jimmy Stafford
Rhythm guitar Rob Hotchkiss Jimmy Stafford
Bass Charlie Colin Johnny Colt Hector Maldonado
Drums Scott Underwood Drew Shoals
Keyboards Scott Underwood Brandon Bush Jerry Becker
Backing vocals / Sakai Smith and Nikita Houston

Discography[edit]

Band lineups[edit]

Personnel Studio albums Billboard Hot 100 top-20 singles
July 1994–Late 2002
Late 2002–October 2003
October 2003–May 2009
May 2009–June 2014
June 2014–present