Born In: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Rocky Lynch is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known for his association with the rock band R5 where he was the lead guitarist. He was part of the band along with his two brothers Riker and Ross, his sister Rydel, and their family friend Ellington Ratliff. Rocky Lynch was one of the founder members of the band and also contributed as lyricist on several occasions along with his brothers. He penned the majority of the lyrics of their successful album Sometime Last Night. He also acted as a back-up vocalist for the group. Known as "the quiet one" for his calm demeanor, Rocky Lynch lets his guitar and his lyrics speak for himself. While he has not been a regular cast of any television show like his brothers Riker and Ross, he has appeared on TV a number of times with his band R5 as musical guest. After the dissolution of the band in 2018, Rocky Lynch has been focusing on individual projects and social media career.
Also Known As: Rocky Mark Lynch
father: Mark Lynch
mother: Stormie Lynch
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Colorado
Rocky Mark Lynch was born on November 1, 1994, in Littleton, Colorado, to Stormie and Mark Lynch. He is the third child of his parents and has an older brother Riker, an older sister Rydel, and two younger brothers Ross and Ryland. His brother Riker named him after the Colorado Rockies.
The Lynch siblings grew up listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen, INXS, and Michael Jackson. As a result, they have been singing since they were very young. They later attended Artistic Fusion Dance Academy in Colorado, where they learned to sing and dance. Rocky was influenced by the rock band The Script.
He and his siblings would often put up shows in their basement to entertain family members. They would perform songs by Michael Jackson and *NSYNC, and ask everyone for at least a dollar for the show.
Rocky learnt to play the guitar by himself by watching Fall Out Boy videos. Known as the Musical Genius among his family, he later taught Riker how to play bass and Ross how to play the guitar.
He started writing songs during his early teen years. Rocky is also one of the main writers of their family band, along with Riker and Ross, apart from being the lead guitarist.
The family relocated to California in 2008, after his brother Riker decided to pursue an acting career. He and his siblings started training at a dance studio called the Rage, where they met Ellington Ratliff, who would later join their band as the drummer.
Rocky Lynch is one of the key founders of the band R5. Along with his siblings, he started to jam in their living room in early 2009. When they learnt that their new friend Ellington Ratliff can play the drums, they invited him to the band and named it R5. They had their first show in June that year.
In 2009, they created a YouTube channel and started a web series, R5 TV. The series focused on their day-to-day lives and documented the early days of the band. The same year, Rocky also appeared on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance as part of the Rage Boyz Crew.
On March 9, 2010, the band released their first five-track EP titled Ready Set Rock. The EP was self-released and did not have the backing of any major brand. However, the band later removed the EP after Ross was selected for the role of Austin Moon on Disney channel series Austin & Ally.
In 2010, Rocky Lynch played a small role in the short film NASA: Exploration Space - Explorers Wanted. Later, in 2013, he appeared in the episode Get Down on It of the TV series Wedding Band as Just'a Krush Member.
R5 was signed by Hollywood Records in April 2012. In May, they started their debut tour, the West Coast Tour, and in December, they went on their second tour, the East Coast Tour. In late 2012, they collaborated with a bunch of other artists on the charity single Make Some Noise for Family Channel's philanthropic campaign Stand Up.
On February 19, 2013, they released the EP Loud, containing four songs. On the day of its release, the EP peaked at number 7 on the iTunes chart on overall sales and ranked 3rd on the Pop Albums chart.
The band released their debut album Louder on September 24, 2013. The album surpassed their debut EP and ranked at number 2 on the iTunes chart. It was also named a chart-topper on the iTunes End of the Year albums list.
R5 members embarked on a worldwide tour in late 2013 to support their debut album Louder. For over six months, they held shows in various venues throughout Asia, Europe, Central America, Canada, and United States.
The third EP of the band, Heart Made Up on You, was released on July 22, 2014. The EP contained the songs Heart Made Up on You, Things Are Looking Up, Easy Love, and Stay With Me, all of which were received with positive reviews.
On October 22, 2014, Rocky Lynch and his band performed Heart Made Up on You at We Day ceremony. They later made a guest appearance on an episode of the television series Violetta and performed the song again.
Between 2014 and 2015, he appeared in a number of TV shows as part of the band R5. A few of the shows that had him as a guest musician include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Teens Wanna Know, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, and Live! with Kelly.
The band released their second studio album, Sometime Last Night, on July 10, 2015. The album contained the promotional single F.E.E.L.G.O.O.D, along with the tracks Smile, Let's Not Be Alone Tonight, All Night, I Know You Got Away, and Dark Side.
On May 12, 2017, the band released its fourth EP, New Addictions, which had five songs including a cover of the INXS single Need You Tonight. R5 posted a YouTube video titled The Last Show on February 1, 2018. In March, R5's Twitter and Instagram handles were renamed The Driver Era on May 12, 2017, the band released its fourth EP, New Addictions, which had five songs including a cover of the INXS single titled Need You Tonight. R5 posted a YouTube video titled The Last Show on February 1, 2018. In March, R5's Twitter and Instagram handles were renamed The Driver Era—new band with Ross and Rocky Lynch.
Sometime Last Night is R5's highest-charting album and has been praised by the audience and the critics. The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and ranked No. 4 on Billboard Top Album Sales chart with over 31,000 sales in the first week.
In 2013, Rocky Lynch's band was promoted by Radio Disney as The Next BIG Thing. The next year, R5 won the Radio Disney Showstopper and the Best Band awards.
On January 6, 2017, Rocky Lynch took part in the Condorstown NHL Alumni-Celebrity Game at Bakersfield College. He, along with his three brothers, was among the list of celebrities participating in the star-studded hockey game.
He was in a relationship with actress AlexAnn Hopkins; he starred alongside Hopkins in the music video for The Driver Era song Places.
Rocky Lynch, who is generally very quiet, is often mentioned as the George Harrison of R5. During a live stream, he mentioned that he can spell his name in sign language.
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