Armed with an arsenal of musical talent, IM5 is making waves as America’s next dominant boy band. The multi-cultured quintet comprised of band members Cole Pendery, Dana Vaughns, Gabe Morales, Will Jay and David Scarzone boast their unique styles that fuse together R&B-driven pop melodies, authentic vocal harmonies, and full blown dance routines. The band also writes its own music and incorporates real instrumentation into their live sets with Will playing guitar and piano and Gabe on the cajon.
Founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller, media icon Perez Hilton and acclaimed tour director Jamie King, the band was discovered on a national talent search. In 2012, the group was featured on the Tyler James Williams song “Don’t Run Away,” which was also the lead track from the Disney feature film “Let It Shine.” “Everything About U,” the band’s first digitally released song, caught the attention of Radio Disney programming directors, who put the song in heavy rotation for the remainder of the year. The band has also been the headliner in multiple Radio Disney Live events.
Their original Christmas song “Jingle Bell Pop” and the soundtrack for their viral video “Disney Dudez” has played continuously on Radio Disney. The music video for their release “Zero Gravity” had a strong debut on CBS’ The Insider, while “Can’t Stay Away,” featuring “Shake It Up” Disney star Bella Thorne, made its debut on ET. They were nominated for a Radio Disney Music Award for Ultimate Breakout Star and have been featured on MTV’s Made and USA’s The Moment.
Just recently IM5 released their singles “Heartless” and “Get to Know You” on iTunes along with their official music videos directed by Walid Azami and Chris David. “Get to Know You” was featured on “YouTube 15” with Jenna Marbles on Hits 1. Their web series #BandCamp with Todrick Hall entertained YouTube viewers all summer long; this stemmed from their viral videos Disney Dudez 2 and 3. RyanSeacrest.com recognized their cover videos for “Story of My Life” and “Problem” which both made it to the final round. They were also seen performing across the US and Canada with DigiFest, Teen Hoot and Simon Malls back to school tours.
This Fall IM5 will be making waves in Latin America with a performance at Kids Choice Mexico! Three of their videos have made it to the top 10 on Telehit’s Top Pop where they will also be seen live with an “unplugged” style performance.
The group disbanded in February 2016.