BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hollywood Records has signed “In Real Life,” the brand-new group comprised of the final five boys who received America’s vote on ABC’s hit show “Boy Band.” In Real Life released their first single, “Eyes Closed,” following their debut performance of the song on last night’s final episode. “Eyes Closed” was written by Justin Tranter, Brandon Skeie, Jussi Karvinen and Wes Period, and produced by JUSSIFER. The five “Boy Band” finalists that make up In Real Life were culled from 30 original contestants, hailing from across the United States, who performed week after week for the chance to become a part of America’s next great boy band. Since the show’s debut on June 22, the boys have established a devoted fan following, both across social media and at the live performance shows. “Boy Band” also featured host, Rita Ora; and architects Emma Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland.
In Real Life will be filming the video for “Eyes Closed” next week to premiere in September.
IN REAL LIFE MEMBERS:
Sergio Calderon is a native of Redwood City, California. Sergio gave up playing soccer and his chance at a college scholarship to pursue music. Sergio has been perfecting his craft performing in downtown Redwood City every Friday night. Sergio’s parents are immigrants from Mexico who started a successful cleaning business; true “dreamers” like their son.
Michael Conor hails from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Michael is full of surprises. Michael is a classically trained violinist but his true calling is hip-hop. This aspiring rapper can freestyle with the best of them. Michael has long sought out a group who matched his love for music, and In Real Life is the perfect fit.
Chance Perez is from Seal Beach, California. Chance’s love of music came from his father who would sing to Chance and his sister when they were young kids. Now Chance is a young father to his 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn, and he sings to her every night. Chance’s true passion is music, and he is thrilled for this opportunity to make a better life for his daughter.
Andrew Ramos comes from The Bronx, New York. Drew grew up with a single mom, and they share an unbreakable bond. Drew paid his dues riding the subways and playing music to earn money and get his name out to anyone who would listen. Now his dreams of making it big are within reach.
Brady Tutton grew up in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Brady suffered a severe stutter as a child and could barely speak. His therapists discovered that he didn’t stutter when he sang. Since then, he’s fallen in love with all kinds of music. He is a classically trained opera singer and his tastes stretch across the musical spectrum.
SOURCE Hollywood Records
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