R5 Gives Patients Advice About Following Their Dreams!

Written by Seacrest Studios Intern: Brittany Wade

Patients and families welcomed R5 to our Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! During their interview, they talked about how the fans love their new, self-produced album, and they said the best part about being in a band with your siblings is being with each other all the time. Ross talked about how much fun he had on the set of “Austin and Ally” while also making music with the band.

R5 performed their hits “If” and “Smile.” The band even invited a patient to sing a song from “Austin and Ally” with them! When asked for any advice they would give to our little stars in the hospital, they replied, “Practice hard and play because you love it.” Patients loved getting to meet and take pictures with the band. We loved having R5 in the studio and we look forward to their next visit!

R5 Performs in the Seacrest Studios in their home state!

Video By: Chris Coleman
Photos By: Seacrest Studios Intern, Micah Bridges

R5 made a very special visit to Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, performed their hit song and played Backwards Forwards!

R5 Sings ‘(I Can’t) Forget About You’ At Seacrest Studios

Recap Written By Seacrest Studios Intern, Christian Waites 

Patients and staff at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were excited to welcome the dynamic band, R5 to Seacrest Studios.  This group is known for their lead singer, Ross who also plays on Disney’s Austin and Ally and Teen Beach Movie.  Before the interview kicked off, members of the band seemed very eager to perform their songs and answer questions from their fans.  In fact, they did not only warm up before performing, but also gave fans the opportunity to engage in conversation with them by teaching them about their instruments. While the members of R5 may already seem like the most down to earth band, things get even better throughout the entire interview.

In the beginning of the interview, they explained they all started singing at a very young age.  To keep them out of trouble, their parents decided to put them in a band.  The fans were shocked to hear that they also have one more edition to their family, which is their younger brother who opens up for them on tour.

Many fans were excited when they heard the band perform their hit single, “(I Can’t) Forget About You”.  Ross explained that there were two video versions for the song. There is one live video that airs on Disney and a more narrative video for other stations. The band also revealed that the more narrative video was extremely fun to shoot because they filmed it in Japan.

The members of the group also admit that although they love to travel and perform for their fans, they also appreciate much of the down time that they do get.  According to the group, they simply like to go to the movies and hang out with friends when they are at home. Rydel describes hanging with the boys of the band by stating, “their like always bouncing off the walls and making jokes”. To wrap up the interview, the band sang another one of their famous songs.

Before leaving the studio, R5 signed autographs and took pictures with the fans. Many of the fans were thrilled for the opportunity to meet the band. Some fans even got a little emotional after meeting the group. We would like to thank all of the members of R5 for making this a wonderful experience for the fans down here at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

R5 gets Louder at Seacrest Studios in Dallas

Four of the fab five from R5 visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center while kicking off their tour in Dallas. The pop rock band is made up of four siblings – Rydel, Rocky, Riker, and Ross Lynch – and their best friend, Ellington Ratliff. They released their debut album, Louder, in September and opened up about working with family and life in the spotlight.

The band is comprised of unique personalities and talents, including Ross who stars in the hit Disney show Austin & Ally. Rydel is the sole girl in the band, and just when you think it would be tough touring with brothers, think again. “It makes it better,” she said.  Rocky said his family is extremely close.  “Some families don’t get along that well, but we are a family that is always doing things together since we were born. So, that is just how it has always been,” he said. The group did admit to some normal sibling disagreements – like where they should eat and what movies they should see.

Ratliff may not have been born into the Lynch family; however, he is far from an outcast.  R5 needed a drummer and added Ratliff as their final member. “It feels great,” he said. “I have known these guys for years and years, so I pretty much feel like family.”

As R5 begins their tour to promote Louder, a patient in the studio audience asked what the journey will be like. “Touring is my favorite thing in the whole world. I have the most fun ever on tour,” Riker said.  Ratliff agreed. “You pretty much get to hang out with your friends all over the world and play shows for people that are cool, and that’s pretty cool,” he said.

R5 wrapped up their visit by signing autographs, taking pictures, and hanging out with some of their biggest fans. Thanks for a Loud and memorable visit.