The Calling is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed by Alex Band (vocals) and Aaron Kamin (guitar) when Kamin was dating Band's sister.
After forming, Band and Kamin were signed to a record deal with RCA
. The Calling's first album was recorded and released in 2001. As the band advanced, Sean Woolstenhulme (guitars), Billy Mohler
(bass) and Nate Wood (drums) were added as extra musicians/touring musicians, and a few of the songs were re-recorded. The Calling's first album was issued in July 2001
, Camino Palmero
became a hit, due to the strength of its single, "Wherever You Will Go
," first featured prominently at the end of the second episode in the first season of the television series
, Smallville, Metamorphosis
Band and Kamin (without Wood, Woolstenhulme, and Mohler) returned in June 2004 with Two
. In June 2005, the band took a break. Alex Band just finished recording his debut solo album entittled "We've All Been There" and is slated for a 2nd quarter 2008 release.
The Calling performed at Washington State University on April 19, 2008 for Springfest. They also performed at Towson University on April 26th, 2008 at the annual Tigerfest show. On top of these two concerts, they played in Celebration, Florida on October 10, 2008.
Current Band Members
Former band/touring members
These members were never signed to the label and were used as touring musicians in 2003/2004.
- "Wherever You Will Go" was heavily used by UPN in 2001 in advertisements to promote the debut of Star Trek: Enterprise.
- The WB hit show Smallville used "Wherever You Will Go" in the second episode of season 1 (Metamorphosis), but it was never included on any of the soundtracks.
- In 2001, The Calling contributed a live performance version of their song "Wherever You Will Go" to the charity album Live in the X Lounge IV.
- "Wherever You Will Go" was used in soundtrack of Love Actually.
- Popular sketch comedy TV show Mad TV parodied the video for "Wherever You Will Go," parodying how The Calling, Creed, Pearl Jam and Ray Charles all sound similar.
- The band appeared in the movie, Coyote Ugly, performing "Wherever You Will Go" when Violet goes to the club looking for the manager and sees Kevin for the first time.
- "For You" was also used in the soundtrack of DareDevil.
- The Calling's music appears in one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- The song "One By One" was written about a school shooting that happened over 8 years ago but not about the Columbine High School Massacre as sometimes thought.
- The Calling appeared on the TV show American Dreams as protestors and sang a cover of The Beatles song Nowhere Man.
- The Calling's single "Our Lives" was used as the theme song for the 2008 M.E LaZerte High School Graduation. It was sung by one of the school's graduating students.
- Brianna from The Real World: Hollywood performed with the band in Hollywood, California.
- The song "could it be any harder" featured on the spin off series "Brook Knows Best" in 2008.