Patrick Monahan Biography
Patrick Timon Monahan is professionally known as Patrick Monahan is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, best known as the lead singer and sole constant member of the band Train. He has collaborated with multiple artists and has recorded a solo album, Last of Seven.
He attended McDowell High School in Millcreek Township and later graduated at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. He began his musical career singing with cover band Rogues Gallery from 1988 to 1990. The band consisted of Monahan (lead vocals, percussion), Mark Emhoff (lead guitar, vocals), Mike Imboden (bass, keyboards, vocals), John McElhenny (drums, vocals) and his brother Matt McElhenny (rhythm guitar, keyboards, and vocals), in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Following the dissolution of the band, he left Erie in late 1993 and moved to California, where he met Rob Hotchkiss. While progressing from the SF coffeehouse circuit to the LA club scene, Monahan and Hotchkiss added Jimmy Stafford (guitar), Charlie Colin (bass), and Scott Underwood (drums) to their lineup, thus officially forming Train. From 1994 to 2006, he released four studio albums with Train. In 2002, the band earned two Grammys, one of them for the song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”, which was written by Monahan and inspired by his late mother, who had died of cancer.
Besides his work with Train, he also sang additional vocals on the song “Shimmer” with the band Fuel in 2001. In November 2005, he flashed as a guest vocalist on VH1’s Decades Rock Live, where he covered Cyndi Lauper’s hit single “Time After Time”. He took part in Storytellers – The Doors: A Celebration, paying tribute to The Doors by performing “Love Me Two Times”.
During 2006 to 2009, Train took a three-year hiatus. He released his first solo album, Last of Seven, on 18 September 2007, and began a nationwide tour supporting it. He pursued that tour with a small, intimate acoustic tour, which inspired his Last of Seven Acoustic compilation, available via digital download only. The 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, he duets with folk-rock musician Brandi Carlile, with special guest appearances by Richie Sambora and Graham Nash. He worked with Guy Chambers to co-write two songs for Tina Turner’s hits album, Tina!: Her Greatest Hits. In 2009, Train came again to the studio with the album Save Me, San Francisco. Also the same year, Monahan and some of his fellow Train bandmates took on small acting roles in the CSI: NY episode “Second Chances”. He played the former homeless drug addict Sam Baker (dating Debbie Fallon (played by Kim Kardashian) who becomes involved in a murder investigation. The band performed the song “Hey, Soul Sister” from their new album, and “Calling All Angels”.
Despite the success of their new album, he found time to collaborate with other artists in other projects. He performed with The Hollies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as The Hollies were inducted on April 4, 2010. He sang lead vocals on the song “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”. Next year, he 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.
He also recorded a duet with Martina McBride, singing Train’s song “Marry Me”. This version of the song is on McBride’s eleventh studio album Eleven, released October 11, 2011. The same year, he performed several times with INXS; first on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and then at a concert at Chateau Ste Michelle. He also appeared on the show The Voice, where he performed “Drops of Jupiter” with contestant Vicci Martinez. In 2013, he began a podcast called Patcast where he interviews different people in the music industry and talks about his work with Train. He inducted Journey into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.
He has sung the U.S. National Anthem at various events:
- August 5, 2007, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
- April 8, 2011, at a home opener of the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
- February 26, 2012, at the 2012 Daytona 500 in Florida.
- April 24, 2014, at Oracle Arena for Game 3 of the playoffs between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors
- September 14, 2014, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California for the home opener between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears.
- January 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for the AFC Championship Game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots.
- June 12, 2016, at the SAP Center in San Jose, California for Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks.
- June 1, 2017, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California for Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
- June 13, 2019, at the last-ever Golden State Warriors game at Oracle Arena, for Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors.
In 2001, he appeared on the Celebrity Top of the Charts Edition of ABC’s hit TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, winning $US125,000 for Camp Ronald McDonald. He is the voice of Driver Dan in the children’s show Driver Dan’s Story Train, which debuted on Sprout on November 1, 2010. At the beginning of 2013, he played the role of Neil Redding in a Season 3 episode of CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, titled “Paʻani” (“The Game”), which aired on February 18, 2013. In 2009, he appeared in episode eleven of the sixth season of CSI: NY, alongside Kim Kardashian. On March 20, 2018, he is featured as a guest singer in the Broadway musical Rocktopia.
Patrick Monahan Age
He was born on February 28, 1969, in Erie, Pennsylvania. His birth sign is Pisces and as of 2019, he is 50 years old.
Patrick Monahan Nationality
He is an American citizen.
Patrick Monahan Family
He’s the son of John Joseph “Jack” Monahan, a clothing store owner and musician and mother, Patricia Ann (née Timon) Monahan. He is the youngest of seven children in a family of Irish descent and became an uncle at five.
Patrick Monahan Marriage
He has been married twice. He met teacher Ginean Rapp, at a bar called Sherlock’s when he was playing in a cover band called Rogues Gallery. They married in August 1990 and had two children together: Patrick and Emelia. During their marriage, they lived in Fairview Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania and Petaluma, California. The couple later divorced in 2006.
During a show on May 14, 2004, he met his second wife, Amber Peterson. They got married and have two children together: Autumn and Rock Richard. They reside in Issaquah, Washington. Monahan has said that he is “not religious at all”.
Patrick Monahan Height and Weight
- Height – 180.34 cm
- Weight – 88 kg
- Hair color – Dark brown
- Eye color – Blue
Patrick Monahan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars.
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Patrick Monahan Discography
|Year||Album details||Peak positions|
|2007||Last of Seven
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US||US Adult||US Country|
|As lead artist|
|2007||“Her Eyes”||110||9||—||Last of Seven|
|As featured artist|
|2010||“The Truth” (with Kris Allen)||—||17||—||Kris Allen|
|2012||“Marry Me” (with Martina McBride)||—||—||45||Eleven|