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  • Date of birth : 28/02/1969


  • Monahan Patrick
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Patrick Monahan (1969)

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Patrick Monahan is the lead singer and songwriter for the Grammy award winning band Train. He also has recorded a solo album, and has collaborated with multiple artists.


 life and career
Monahan was born in Erie, Pennsylvania as the last of 7 children. He went to high school at McDowell in Erie, Pennsylvania. He, Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood, Rob Hotchkiss, and Charlie Colin formed the band Train in 1995 in San Francisco. From 2007-2009 the band took a 3 year hiatus. During this hiatus, Monahan released his first solo album, Last of Seven, on September 18, 2007 and began a nation-wide tour in support of it. He followed the tour up with a small, intimate acoustic tour, which inspired his Last of Seven Acoustic compilation, available via digital download only. His first solo single, "Her Eyes" made the top 10 of Billboard's Hot AC chart. The album's second single was "Two Ways to Say Goodbye."

On Last of Seven, Monahan duets with folk-rocker Brandi Carlile, with special guest appearances by Richie Sambora and Graham Nash. Monahan worked with Guy Chambers to co-write two songs for Tina Turner's hits album, Tina!: Her Greatest Hits.

Monahan currently resides in Seattle, Washington with his second wife Amber Peterson.

Monahan is also the voice of Driver Dan in the children's show Driver Dan's Story Train, which debuted on Sprout on November 1, 2010.

Monahan contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Maybe Baby" for the tribute album, Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, which was released on September 6, 2011.

Monahan appeared in a duet with Martina McBride singing Train's song, "Marry Me" which is included in McBride's eleventh studio album Eleven, released October 11, 2011.


In November 2005, Monahan appeared as a guest vocalist on VH1's Decades Rock Live, where he covered Cyndi Lauper's hit single "Time After Time". Later, he took part in Storytellers — The Doors: a Celebration, paying tribute to The Doors by performing "Love Me Two Times".

Monahan and some of his fellow Train bandmates took on small acting roles in the CSI: NY episode "Second Chances". Monahan played the former homeless drug addict Sam Baker who becomes involved in a murder.

On August 5, 2007, Monahan performed the U.S. National Anthem at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

On May 4, 2010, Monahan appeared with Train on Dancing With the Stars, where they performed their hit single "Hey, Soul Sister". The following month, Monahan was invited to throw out the first pitch when the Seattle Mariners played the New York Yankees at Safeco Field.

On July 12, 2010, Monahan and Train performed "Hey, Soul Sister" at the 2010 Home Run Derby at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

On January 1, 2011, Monahan and Train performed "Hey, Soul Sister", "Drops of Jupiter" and "Marry Me" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest at Times Square in New York City.

On April 8, 2011, Monahan and Train performed "Save Me, San Francisco" during the pregame ceremonies of the defending 2010 World Series champions San Francisco Giants' home opener at AT&T Park. The Giants came onto the field for the first time at the end of the song. Monahan himself also sang the National Anthem.

On May 27, 2011, Monahan and INXS performed "Beautiful Girl" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

On June 29, 2011, Monahan performed "Drops of Jupiter" with Vicci Martinez on The Voice.

On July 18, 2011, Monahan performed "Beautiful Girl" with INXS at Chateau Ste Michelle

On August 26, 2011, Monahan and Train performed "Hey, Soul Sister", "Save Me, San Francisco", and "Drops of Jupiter" in Rockefeller Plaza during the Today Show.

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Name Duration Released
Last of Seven 00:00 2007
Always Midnight 00:00 2007
Raise Your Hands 00:00 2007
Thinkin' 'Bout You 00:00 2007
Ooh My My 00:00 2007
Shine 00:00 2007
Cowboys and Indians 00:00 2007
Pirate on the Run 00:00 2007
Someday 00:00 2007
Girlfriend 00:00 2007
Two Ways to Say Goodbye 00:00 2007
Ripple in the Water 00:00 2007
Her Eyes 00:00 2007
Great Escape 00:00 2007


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