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Westbound Train

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Years active  2001–present
Genres  Ska, Reggae, Soul music
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Members  Obi Fernandez Rich Graiko Gideon Blumenthal John DeCarlo Thaddeus Merrit Eric Novod Luke Penella
Past members  Josh Cohen Jesse Hayes Michael Freeman Jeff Pierce Chaz Calvo Alex Stern Chris Brunnelle Henrik Holmlund
Origin  Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2001)
Albums  Come and Get It, Five to Two, Transitions, Searching for a Melody
Record labels  Hellcat Records, Megalith Records, Union Label Group
Similar  Static Thought, The Heart Attacks, Left Alone, The Slackers, Time Again

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Westbound Train is a ska band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2001. Their name originates from the Dennis Brown hit song by the same name.


Westbound Train released their first album, Searching for A Melody, in 2002. 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.

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Band members

  • Obi "Day 19" Fernandez - Lead Vocals, Trombone
  • Rich Graiko - Trumpet
  • Luke Penella- Tenor Saxophone
  • Gideon Blumenthal - Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals
  • John DeCarlo - Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Thaddeus Merritt - Bass Guitar
  • Eric Novod - drums
  • Albums

  • Searching for a Melody (2003)
  • Five to Two (2005)
  • Transitions (2006)
  • Come and Get It (2009)
  • Compilation appearances

  • Give 'Em the Boot IV (2004)
  • Give 'Em the Boot V (2006)
  • Give 'Em the Boot VI (2007)
  • Ska Is Dead (2007)
  • Songs

    I'm No DifferentTransitions · 2006
    Check Your TimeCome and Get It · 2009
    Sorry MamaTransitions · 2006


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