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How To Book TRAIN For Your Event!

Train, the band, may be available for your next special event!

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  Train - booking information

Train began in 1994 when Pat Monahan, an Erie, Pennsylvania, native living in Los Angeles, met Rob Hotchkiss (who left the band in 2003). After moving to San Francisco and appearing in coffeehouses as an acoustic duo, they added Colin (bass) and Stafford (guitar), who, like Hotchkiss, were veterans of the Apostles, an L.A. band. Scott Underwood came on board as drummer shortly afterward.

In 1996, the band went to New York City to play a showcase date for Columbia Records. The company turned them down. "We decided maybe they were right," Monahan said years later, "We made a lot of changes with the band, and I changed in my life, by asking myself how I could be a better bandmate, friend, husband, and father."

Its self-released, self-titled debut album was produced by the band and Curtis Mathewson. In February 1998, Train was picked up by Aware/Columbia, and the band hit the road in a rundown 1987 Dodge Ram van with a little red trailer. It stayed on the road for the next two years.

In Autumn 1998, the Fox Television series, "Party Of Five," began to feature Train's first single, "Free," which had already received steady radio play. By August, a second single, "Meet Virginia," led Train to a four week stay at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. In November 1999, the album was certified RIAA gold. It went platinum in March 2000.

Early in 2000, Train took a break from the road to begin recording a new album with producer Brendan O'Brien. The band recorded for the rest of the year, between headlining tour dates, and making television appearances.

When "Drops of Jupiter" arrived on March 27, 2001, its title track, "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)," was already a hit on several Billboard charts. The song's undeniable hook and lush orchestration by Paul Buckmaster won over scores of new fans and radio listeners. By June, "Drops of Jupiter" was RIAA-certified platinum. By April 2002, the single had spent a total of 53 weeks on the Hot 100. It won a Best Rock Song Grammy for Train, as well as a Best Arrangement Grammy for Buckmaster.

The release of "My Private Nation" in June 2003 reflects the change and growth spurred by the "Drops of Jupiter" whirlwind. As Scott puts it, "Spiritually and culturally we've all grown tremendously. We're very close, we know each other so well, but right now it's nice to know how to completely live in this world as professional musicians."

"I hope there's going to be a moment when someone will refer to one of these songs as meaning something during a time that they were a little bit lost," says Pat, "and there was something that struck a chord with them, and they made a decision that maybe was better than they would have made otherwise."

Hits include: "Marry Me", "If It's Love",
"Hey, Soul Sister", "Calling All Angels",
"Drops of Jupiter", "Meet Virginia",
"When I Look To The Sky", "Get To Me",
"Free", "Ordinary", "Something More",
"She's On Fire", "Give Myself To You",
"Save Me, San Francisco", "Drive By",
"Joy To The World", "Mermaid", "Cab",
"50 Ways To Save Goodbye", "Bruises",
"Angel In Blue Jeans", "I Am",
"Merry Christmas Everybody".

Train, the band, may be available for your next special event!

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Genre: Rock 3
  Styles
   .American Trad Rock. / AmericanTradRock
   .Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. / AdultAlternativePopRock
   .Roots Rock. / RootsRock
   .Jam Bands. / JamBands

Years active
   x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
   1994-present

Formed: ..in California / formed nCalifornia
Formed: ..in San Francisco / formed SanFranciscoCA
Formed:   in 1994

Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in San Francisco area / based SanFranciscoCA area
             (Only about one-half of the band is still based in San Francisco area.)

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Booking TRAIN

HOW TO BOOK TRAIN?
(i.e., how to hire TRAIN for an event)

You are currently on the official site of the Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.  For more than 50 years, we have successfully helped official talent buyers around the world secure quality talent.

We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Let's do this the right way! Let's save you time and frustration!

Simply click on the "Booking information" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

Include information about your plans for your event and how hiring TRAIN (or someone similar) might be of special interest.

If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK/HIRE TRAIN?
(i.e., what is the fee of TRAIN for an event?)
(i.e., what is TRAIN charging to perform at an event?)

Official booking fees for TRAIN, or any other celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior notice.

Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist's calendar, whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.

As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as the artist becomes more popular, or decrease when becoming less popular.

Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime. Generally, the artist's manager has a role in the decision to accept any particular offer from a talent buyer.

To learn the most current artist's pricing, or the estimated artist's fee for your particular event, simply click on the "Booking information" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

IS TRAIN AVAILABLE TO WORK MY EVENT?
(i.e., what is TRAIN's availability?)

To learn the artist's current availability for your special event, simply click on the "Booking information" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist you with putting your entertainment talent booking plans in place as your entertainment consultant. Let's get this done right! We look forward to working with you!

 


 
 

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Consider the opportunity to book Train or other entertainers for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, business meeting or convention.
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Contact us to book a celebrity entertainer for your private party, birthday, or wedding, or for your corporate event!
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