WORLD5 started with five close friends who are professional musicians.
Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together. Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they used the power of the World Wide Web to shorten the physical distance. They recorded their first album "Global Experience", released on Island Def Jam Digital over 3 continents together, founding members were Raimund Breitfeld, Steffen Goeres, Don Bruner, Stephan Goessl and Roland Childs.
Grammy Award winners Pat Hunt and Randy Miller, who produced the bands first album, joined the band replacing Don Bruner and Roland Childs December 2012.
June 2013 brought the departure of saxophonist Stephan Goessl and the arrival of Texan guitarist Joe Gavito. 2016, Album Nr. 2 "Heartbeat Of The World" was released on Spectra Music Group. The album became one of the Top 200 Pop album releases in 2016. Competitors were among others Adele.
WORLD5 has a new line up. Joining Raimund, Steffen and Joe are Swedish bass player Jimmy Olsson and as the lead singer, from San Francisco, California, Lou Evans. Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band. Lou has been showcased with outstanding talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Lorrie Morgan, America, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Waylon Payne, James McCartney (Son of Paul McCartney), Todd Rundgren, Gregory Page, Billy Galewood (aka Bushwalla, co-songwriter of Jason Mraz), Toca Rivera (Jason Mraz percussionist/background vocalist), and Con Brio.
Latest single release : “Be You”
Lou Evans: lead vocals, guitars
Joe Gavito: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Steffen Goeres: guitars, trumpet
Jimmy Olsson: bass
Raimund Breitfeld: drums, percussion
Record Label : Spectra Music Group www.spectramusicgroup.com