Play YouTube video “Heart and Thunder”
FIVES was formed in Baltimore, MD by lead vocalist Marc Cashin and keyboardist Matthew White and went through several line-up changes before finally coming together with current members Tom O’Donnell and Billy Toti. The band’s sound is a combination of alt-rock and indie pop.
In June 2013, FIVES released its first independent EP, A Brief History. The album was recorded mostly live at Grammy award-winning Bias Studios, in Springfield VA. The album’s release represents a turning point in the band, propelling FIVES into more live shows and a realization that audiences connected with the group.
In the spring of 2015, FIVES performed a standing room only showcase in Austin Texas during the SXSW Film & Music Festival. FIVES has opened for national touring acts such as O-Town, Airpark, Vesperteen, Coast Modern, The Vespers and performed at YouTube’s Music Mondays concert series and in August of 2016, their EP, “Heart & Thunder” was released to positive attention in the press and industry alike.
FIVES is currently finishing a new EP called LIGHTSHŌ. The band will be playing shows up and down the east coast starting spring of 2018 in support of the EP.