The Driver Era
The name of the American band R5 is easily explained. The members’ names are Ratliff, Riker, Rocky, Ross and Rydel. Four out of five are three brothers and a sister of the Lynch family, which went all-out for showbusiness. All of their children were sent to a performing arts school where they learned to make music and dance. It paid off: Ross Lynch and Rocky Lynch have been making pure pop hits for R5 like ‘Pass Me By’ and ‘(I Can’t) Forget About You’ since 2009. After ten years they decided to take a rest. Riker now has a talk show while Rydel has a YouTube channel and a fashion line. Ross and Ricky presented their new band, The Driver Era, on 1 March 2018. They are synonymous with unpredictable indie pop and pure playing pleasure, and have now surpassed R5 in popularity.