Zion Train was founded by Neil Perch (live dub mixing / production) in 1990. He was soon joined by Colin Cod (melodica / production), David Tench (production), Molara (voice), Dave Hake (trumpet), and Forkbeard (trombone). Around 2001 Dubdadda became the lead vocalist and Cod, Tench and Molara ceased to be part of the line-up. The live line-up has always been very flexible varying from Perch and a vocalist for sound-system gigs to a much larger line-up for bigger events.
Since 'Live As One' Zion Train has been centered around Perch with a varying line-up of vocalists and musicians, with Dave Hake and Dubdadda having been longtime mainstays.