The Calling is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, best known for their hit single, “Wherever You Will Go”. The group formed in 2000 and have released two albums. They have been on an indefinite “hiatus” since 2005, leaving most fans to conclude that they have broken up permanently.
The band was formed by Alex Band (vocals) and Aaron Kamin (guitar) when Kamin was dating Band’s sister. Kamin and Band initially began jamming and writing songs as far back as 1996, and began gigging under the band name “Generation Gap” with a drummer that was twice their age. At this stage, the band also had a saxophonist, giving the songs a more jazzy Dave Matthews-ish sound. Eventually, Band and Kamin ditched the “Gap” lineup, and briefly switched their name to “Next Door”, which itself was a nod to veteran music business executive and Band’s neighbor on Camino Palmero, Ron Fair.
- Alex Band – lead vocals
- Aaron Kamin – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Sean Woolstenhulme – guitar, backing vocals
- Billy Mohler – bass guitar
- Nate Wood – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Dino Meneghin – guitar
Touring musicians: 2003-2004
- Kaveh Rastegar – bass (2003)
- “V” – bass (early 2004)
- Justin Derrico – lead guitar
- Daniel Damico – guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
- Corey Britz – bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
- Justin Meyer – drums, percussion