R5, California’s sensational pop rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Saint Andrews Hall!
The band was formed in Los Angeles in 2009 by Ross Lynch (co-lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and lead guitar), Riker Lynch (bass and co-lead vocals), Rocky Lynch (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, and ocassional co-lead vocals), Rydel Lynch (keyboards, piano, percussion, and backing vocals), and Ellington Ratliff (drums, percussion, and backing vocals). Their musical style can be best described as a blend of pop, alternative rock, pop rock (a genre that originated in the 1950s, influenced by the beat, arrangements, and style of rock and roll but with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft), and power pop (a style that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American rock music and typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, clear vocals and crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs). They cite The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, INXS, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Prince and Queen as significant influences. They’ve had a stellar career with 2 studio albums, 1 video album, 19 music videos, 4 extended plays, and 10 singles. They’ve received many accolades including 3 Radio Disney Music Awards (for Next Best Thing, Best Band, and Show Stopper).
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to pop rock, power pop, alternative rock, and pop music!