Westbound Train
Westbound Train
Background Information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
Genre Ska
Years active 2001-present
Label(s) Megalith Records
Stomp Records
Hellcat Records
Obi Fernandez
Rich Graiko
Josh Cohen
Gideon Blumenthal
John DeCarlo
Thaddeus Merrit
Eric Novod

Westbound Train is a ska band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2001.


Westbound Train released their first album, Searching for A Melody, in 2003. The band self-released their second album, Five to Two, in 2005, which featured guest appearances from Alex Desert of Hepcat and King Django. The album was re-released by Stomp Records on March 14, 2006.

Westbound Train were featured on the Hellcat Records compilation Give 'Em the Boot IV in November 2004. In January 2006, Hellcat announced that they had signed the band. A third full-length, titled Transitions, was released in September 2006.

Westbound Train played the Summer of Ska tour in the summer of 2006, along with Suburban Legends, Big D and the Kids Table, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Catch 22. Westbound Train also played the Fall of Ska tour in the fall of 2006, along with Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, and Suburban Legends. In the summer of 2008, the band played 6 dates on the Shout it Loud II tour with Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, and Suburban Legends. Warped Tour creator Wikipedia:Kevin Lyman has also promised the band a spot on the 2009 edition of the Warped Tour.[1]

Lynval Golding, the former guitarist of The Specials, is a big Westbound Train fan. Golding can often be seen at Westbound Train concerts in the Seattle, Washington area, even once playing on stage with them and calling them "the next ska sensation."

Band MembersEdit

  • Obi Fernandez - Lead Vocals, Trombone
  • Rich Graiko - Trumpet
  • Josh Cohen - Tenor Saxophone
  • Gideon Blumenthal - Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals
  • John DeCarlo - Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Thaddeus Merrit - Bass Guitar
  • Eric Novod - Drums






External linksEdit

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