Family Force 5
Family Force 5
For Nashville-based band FF5, each live show is the party of a lifetime: a supremely wild and sweaty free-for-all that’s nothing short of transcendent. With their boundary-blurring and infectious breed of pop music, FF5 carefully dreams up each stage production to deliver a live experience like no other.
“At every show we strive to do something that no one’s ever seen before,” says Teddy (drummer). “We want people to be able to totally lose themselves, with all the lights and the colors, the dance moves and the high kicks.”
With their stage show changing dramatically for each tour, fans can expect to experience: 20-foot-tall light towers flashing every color of the DayGlo rainbow, onstage trampolines, life-size drum machines, band members crowd-surfing inside a giant plastic bubble, and the most inspired synchronized dancing since Sheila E. in Krush Groove.
“We tend to go with a bit of an ’80s vibe, so that everything’s about putting on a great show,” says Joshua (bass, vocals). “For the last tour we borrowed Michael Jackson’s toaster move, where you shoot somebody right up out of the stage. He and Prince are still resounding in our lives in a major way.” Now at work on a new full-length, FF5 is also channeling that ’80s influence into their recorded material. “If Prince is driving the car and Tears for Fears are in the passenger’s seat, then we’re the kids riding in the back, taking notes on everything,” says Teddy of the band’s upcoming album.
Within this joyful chaos, FF5 ultimately fulfill a greater mission: creating an undeniable sense of abandon in fans hungry for pure fun and spontaneity. “A lot of times, people take themselves and the things going on in their lives too seriously,” says Jacob (vocals). “We want to give them a little break from real life, to help them let go and really enjoy themselves, so that all of us can experience this crazy dance party together.”