Though the Lynchs had their musical act down, something was missing: a drummer. That’s when they turned to friend Ellington Ratliff, who rounded out the line-up. “Being an only child, the Lynchs are my second family,” Ratliff says. “I get the best of both worlds: my own family and then this huge family.”
Each band member is a virtuoso musician and all write, especially lead guitarist Rocky and bassist Riker, who serve as R5’s in-house songwriters.
song: dignity by new politics
favorite line: so kids don’t listen to your parents, your parents can’t teach ya, all they ever left was the world in a mess
song: screen by twenty one pilots
favorite line: while you’re doing fine, there’s some people and i who have a really tough time getting through this life, so excuse us while we sing to the sky
SEND ME A ♪ I WILL PUT MUSIC ON SHUFFLE AND GIV E YOU A SONG AND MY FAVORITE LINE FROM IT