R5 are a melodic pop/rock ensemble from Los Angeles. Formed in 2009, the band features three brothers, guitarist/vocalist Rocky Lynch, guitarist/vocalist Ross Lynch, and bassist/vocalist Riker Lynch, along with their keyboardist/vocalist sister Rydel Lynch. Raised in Colorado, the siblings eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where they met drummer Ellington Ratliff, who rounded out the lineup. In 2010, R5 released their debut EP, Ready Set Rock. Since 2012, Ross has appeared as a regular cast member on the Disney TV show Austin & Ally. Similarly, Riker had a recurring role on Fox's Glee. This helped boost R5's profile, and in 2012 they signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. In spring of 2013, R5 released their second EP, Loud, then followed it up soon after with their debut album, Louder. ~ Matt CollarPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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