Saturday, August 11, 2012

Xit with Pat Monahan from Train on Lead Vocals

Xit, left to right: Doug Welser, Dal Hindson, Pat Monahan, Hans Hetz and Eric A. Christiansen.
Take a close look at this photo and you will see Pat Monahan, bare-chested with long, flowing hair, smack dab in the middle. This picture was taken around 1990 or 1991 when Pat Monahan was the lead singer for Xit. In addition to Monahan, he band featured Dal Hindson on guitar, Eric Christiansen on keyboards, Doug Welser on drums and Hans Hetz on bass. They were residents of Erie, Pennsylvania and often headlined at Sherlock's. Xit relocated to California in search of brighter prospects after this picture was taken.

An earlier incarnation of Xit had Jim Jowsey on lead vocals and Kevin Hultberg on bass.

Doug Welser was in Damien Steele around 1985 or 1986. Pat Monahan graduated from McDowell High School in Millcreek Township. He was in Rogues Gallery prior to joining Xit.

Patrick Monahan formed Train and the band signed to Columbia Records. They've won several Grammy awards and it's hard to turn on the radio and not hear a Train song. Hits include "Hey Soul Sister," "Calling All Angels" and "Marry Me."  Pat also released a solo album called Last of Seven.


  1. I can't believe how different Pat looks now.

  2. I still have Xit on tapes studio type 2 or 3