The Cab Bio:
Band members Alex DeLeon and Cash Colligan first began playing music together at Liberty High School and recorded demos as a duo which they put up on their MySpace page. Also, Ian Crawford went to school in Auburn, WA and started out playing his guitar in the talent shows and getting them put on youtube. DeLeon asked drummer Alex Johnson, who was playing in a local hardcore band, to join The Cab. In late 2005, it became a full band with guitarist Paul Garcia, guitar/pianist Alex Marshall, and drummer Alex Johnson, playing its first show at The Alley in Las Vegas. The band signed to local label Olympus Records in January 2006 but released no material. They gave a demo to Spencer Smith of Panic at the Disco at a Cobra Starship/Boys Like Girls/Cartel show, who helped them sign to Decaydance Records in May 2007. Shortly after this, the band's members graduated from high school. During this time they decided to replace Garcia with Ian Crawford, who moved from Washington to join the band.
Blender named them #75 on their Top 100 Hot Report in September 2007, before they had actually released any official material. The group has toured with Panic at the Disco, We the Kings, Metro Station, Cobra Starship, There For Tomorrow, Charlotte Sometimes, Forever the Sickest Kids, Dashboard Confessional, Plain White Tees, The Hush Sound, and others. In February 2008, their touring van turned over in Wisconsin, but none of the members were seriously injured, and they only missed one tour date. In March 2008, the band played SXSW.
Their Matt Squire-produced first album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008, featuring Brendon Urie of Panic At The Disco and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy on the first single from the CD "One Of THOSE Nights", which was co-written by Stump. The video for "One Of THOSE Nights" features members of Panic at the Disco and Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. By February 15, 2008, the featured song from the album, "I'll Run", had over 300,000 hits on the band's MySpace page. On October 30, their third single, "Bounce", was revealed in a new music video on the Fueled by Ramen page on Youtube. This song peaked at #69 on the Billboard Pop 100.
On May 7, 2008, Whisper War entered the charts at #108 for its first week of sales and was named the #1 Top Heatseeker by Billboard
The Cab began the Dance Across the Country Tour with The Hush Sound, Steel Train and The Morning Light on July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The "Why So Serious? Tour" began in September with support from This Providence, Hey Monday and A Rocket to the Moon. In October, they also joined Panic At The Disco, Dashboard Confessional, and the Plain White T's on the Rock Band Live tour.
Their songs "Bounce" and "One of THOSE Nights" are featured as downloadable tracks in Rock Band 2, although "One of THOSE Nights is an alternate version than that of the one on "Whisper War".
The Cab has appeared on Punk Goes Pop 2, covering Rihanna's "Disturbia." In February and March 2009 the band toured with We The Kings, There For Tomorrow and Versaemerge on the "Secret Valentine Tour". On May 1, 2009, the band performed an entire set dedicated to Queen.
After a short break, they will be touring with We The Kings, Forever The Sickest Kids, Nevershoutnever! and Mercy Mercedes on the "Bamboozle Road Show Tour" The band has officially announced their first national headlining tour, called "The What Happens In Vegas..." tour, with the support of The Secret Handshake, A Rocket to the Moon, Eye Alaska, Anarbor, The Summer Set, and My Favorite Highway. The tour begins on June 18th and ends on August 9th.
On June 1st, 2009 lead singer Alex DeLeon announced on his blog that guitarist Ian Crawford had decided to leave the band. Although there seemed to be no animosity between the band, DeLeon did say that Crawford had decided to leave due to creative differences. For their upcoming "What Happens in Vegas Tour", The Cab announced that their friend guitarist Bryan Dawson would be replacing Crawford for the tour.