Ross Lynch, the star of Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally” doesn’t just play a musician on TV. In fact, the young actor also moonlights as frontman for the pop-rock band R5 that consists of his brothers Rocky (lead guitar, vocals) and Riker (bass, vocals) sister Rydel (keyboard, vocals), and best friend Ellington Ratliff (drums)—all of whom are accomplished musicians. R5 introduced their brand of sunny, “beach party” pop-rock through their 4-song EP, Loud, featuring the upbeat tune “Here Comes Forever.” The music not only appealed to “Austin & Ally” devotees, but fans of that catchy, laid-back Southern California sound. Not long after the infectious single, “Pass Me By,” off their debut LP Louder premiered on the Radio Disney, demand for an R5 tour became overwhelming. Fans wanted to hear songs like “Loud,” “I Want You Bad,” and “Fallin’ for You,” LIVE in concert, and R5 answered the call by embarking on their first nationwide tour in 2013. Those lucky enough to nab R5 concert tickets have described the experience as “amazing,” “awesome,” and proclaimed that “R5 really rocks!” The band’s music has been compared to chart-topping acts like One Direction and Maroon 5.