|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||pop boybands 90s|
This Orlando, California, USA-based teen pop outfit rose to fame on the back of the ABC networks documentary about the creation of a boy band, Making The Band, a series which could be viewed as either a savage indictment of the state of pop music or compelling, voyeuristic television. Over the course of 22 weekly episodes the viewer saw the many hopeful young singer/dancers whittled down to a quintet by a panel of judges headed by boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. The lucky five were Trevor Penick (6 November 1979, Fullerton, California, USA), Ashley Parker Angel (b. Ashley Ward Parker, 1 August 1981, Redding, California, USA), Jacob Underwood (b. 25 April 1980, El Cajon, California, USA), Erik-Michael Estrada (b. 23 September 1979, New York City, New York, USA), and Dan Miller (b. 4 September 1980, New Hampshire, USA). At the end of the series the band was seen signing a recording contract with Clive Davis new venture, J Records. Pearlman, who had...