FIVES was formed in Baltimore, MD, in 2008 by lead vocalist Marc Cashin and keyboardist Matthew White and went through several line-up changes before finally coming together with current members Nate Lanzino, Billy Totti, and Jake Tate in 2015. The band’s sound is a combination of acoustic based rock and indie pop.
In June 2010, FIVES released its first independent EP, A Brief History. The album was recorded mostly live at Grammy award winning Bias Studios, in Springfield VA. The album’s release represents a turning point in the band, propelling FIVES into more live shows and a realization that audiences connected with the group.
In the spring of 2015 FIVES performed a standing room only showcase in Austin Texas during the SXSW Film & Music Festival. FIVES has opened for national touring acts such as O-Town and The Vespers.