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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Night Train 357
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Story behind your band/artist name: My father was a bass guitar player and CB radio enthusiast who's call sign was Night Train 357. After he died I took on the name the pay homage to him.
Band Members: Night Train 357, Rone, and DJ Teige
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Silver Spring, MD
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1) I received my 1st level black belt at the BAMS Martial Arts & Fitness in Laurel, MD.
2) By trade I'm a full time graphic designer.
3) I'm the biggest Transformers fan in the DMV! And no, not those Bayformer movies. Those suck!
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Night Train 357 (Train) is a creative emcee that enjoys infusing wordplay with subject matter not often touched upon in the Hip-Hop community. Train is the representative for the everyman. Not hood, nor rich – he’s in the middle, trying to make it through this world like everyone else. He tells stories with a twist, constantly reminding the listener how the average can be elevated beyond mediocrity. He’s a breath of fresh air, a change from the mundane, and
cure for the common cool.
Train began his career as an emcee while studying at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C. His namesake, the original Night Train 357, was his father, an exceptional writer and bass guitarist. Following his footsteps, Train began to write while performing at open mics in the D.C. Metro Area, building a name for himself as an offbeat energetic performer with an old school lyrical style that was influence by mainstream and underground Hip-Hop of the mid-to-late 90’s.
Train has performed with the likes of Black Sheep, Nonchalant, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Slick Rick and Biz Markie as well as a long list of DJ’s, emcees, singers and musicians.
Official Website URL: nighttrain357.com
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/nighttrain357/
Other Links: Full EPK: http://nighttrain357.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/NGT17003_EPK_M1.pdf
Bandcamp Site: https://nighttrain.bandcamp.com/
Main Genre: Hip Hop