The Calling – musicians from California, playing alternative rock.
The group was formed by Alex Band and Aaron Kamin. The young men knew each other since childhood. They grew up in one neighborhood. Aaron was dating Alex’s sister. Perhaps, thanks to this relationship, the new band was formed and became popular among many alternative rock fans.
One day Aaron came to visit his girlfriend and saw Alex with a guitar in his hands. Being a guitarist himself, Aaron was surprised. He asked Alex to perform a song and really enjoyed what he heard. Soon, the young people became friends and started writing songs together.
The duo began its music career in 1996. Back then, they called themselves Generation Gap. The artists invited a saxophone player and a drummer and played jazz music. Eventually, the group fell apart, leaving Alex and Aaron alone again. However, they didn’t give up and continued recording songs after changing the name to Next Door. Alex and Aaron viewed the new name as a good sign for taking another step toward a stellar career and fame.