5West

FRESH: ‘One Shot’ – 5West

5West have “One Shot”

5West are a quartet of singers based out of Nashville and Los Angeles, the emerging pop group have accrued a diehard fanbase, having supported Boyzone on their UK tour last year, as well performing at the President’s Ball in Cape Town and Gran Canaria Pride. Developed and produced by Bryan Todd (Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus).

“One Shot” is the brand new R&B tinged pop single from the US boyband. Produced by Grammy nominated Todd, the track has a chorus so catchy it’ll be in your head for days. The track is complemented by remixes by Billy Da Kid, DJ Pioneer and Corrigan and a glossy, colourful music video. The single is hot on the heels of “Collide”, the club stomping pop anthem that gained support by Record of the Day, Pop on Down, talkaboutpopmusic.com, UK and US radio stations, instagram influencers and Spotify playlists.

The band have accrued a diehard fan base giving them an enviable 80,000 instagram and 800,000 TikTok fanbase! The US 4-piece (Caleb Duke, Owen Pastore, Jon Paul Nesheiwat and Peet Montzingo) took the world by storm last year when they performed at Gran Canaria Pride, The President’s Ball in Cape Town and supported Boyzone on their UK tour. Their 2019 debut single “Stars About You” went straight into the top 30 of the Billboard charts and the top 10 of the Music Week charts. They are now signed to the world’s leading live agency Martial Arts and have a 2020 tour lined up.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!