About Alex Band
Born and raised in the wild jungle of Hollywood, California, frontman and founding member of The Calling, Alex Band, first discovered his love for singing and songwriting at the age of 5 and was signed with RCA Records by age 15.
In 2001, the stars aligned and The Calling was born, exploding onto the airwaves with their smash hit, "Wherever You Will Go", which reached the top of the charts and stayed there for a record 23 weeks straight.
Through years of hard work and touring every inch of the planet, The Calling found global success and the best fans in the world.
Seven #1 songs worldwide and over 20 million albums sold, the song that started it all, “Wherever You Will Go” was named the #1 Song Of The Decade and the #3 Adult Pop Song of All Time by Billboard Magazine.
“Wherever You Will Go” has been featured in a number of movies and TV shows including Love Actually, Coyote Ugly, Smallville and Kate and Leopold.
The Calling's debut album, Camino Palmero, was a true international hit, becoming Certified Gold and/or Platinum in over 40 countries.
Before releasing their next album, Band was given the opportunity to work with guitar legend, Carlos Santana, and sing the huge hit “Why Don’t You and I" which has been named the #5 Song Of The Decade and the #20 Adult Pop Song Of All Time by Billboard.
The Calling’s second album, Two, found its groove internationally, going #1 in the UK, Japan, Brazil and Canada. Two’s lead single, “Our Lives” was featured in the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics and was also the opening song of the 78th Academy Awards in 2005.
Alex took a hiatus after touring for Two to care for an ailing family member and navigate an ever-changing music industry. Band never gave up though, he pushed forward, writing and producing his first solo album.
The first single, “Tonight”, became the theme song for the 2011 World Cup and once again Alex ventured out touring in Europe where the song became a hit.
This time the rollercoaster was a shorter ride as Band's label went bankrupt, so Alex took it as a sign that it was time to go back to his roots, return to The Calling name that once took the world by storm.
Alex is currently working on a new The Calling record that is promised to be their most diverse collection to date. The Calling is returning in 2018, having overcome every hiccup along the way!