WORLD5 started with five close friends who are professional musicians.
Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together. Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they used the power of the World Wide Web to shorten the physical distance. They recorded their first album "Global Experience", released on Island Def Jam Digitalover 3 continents together, founding members were Raimund Breitfeld, Steffen Goeres, Don Bruner, Stephan Goessl and Roland Childs.Grammy Award winners Pat Hunt and Randy Miller, who produced the bands first album, joined the band replacing Don Bruner and Roland Childs December 2012.June 2013 brought the departure of saxophonist Stephan Goessl and the arrival of Texan guitarist Joe Gavito. 2016, Album Nr. 2 "Heartbeat Of The World"was released on Spectra Music Group. The album became one of the Top 200 Pop album releases in 2016. Competitors were among others Adele.
WORLD5 has a new line up. Joining Raimund, Steffenand Joe are Swedish bass player Jimmy Olsson and as the lead singer, from San Francisco, California, Lou Evans. Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band.Lou has been showcased with outstanding talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Lorrie Morgan, America, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Waylon Payne, James McCartney (Son of Paul McCartney), Todd Rundgren, Gregory Page, Billy Galewood (aka Bushwalla, co-songwriter of Jason Mraz), Toca Rivera (Jason Mraz percussionist/background vocalist), and Con Brio.
WORLD5 to release first single of their third studio album on Spectra Records
WORLD5 release their brand new single, titled Be You, to widespread critical and fan acclaimMarch 8., 2019.
“Be You “ is an uplifting pop-rock song, powerful and produced in the typical style of WORLD5. The song´s storyis about taking a broader aspect in life, for all of us, who at times, can forget how powerful our spirit truly is. The song is the first single from their upcoming third LP release, “3".
The bands former album releases were “Global Experience”, on Island Def Jam Digital and “Heartbeat Of The World” on Spectra Records /Spectra Music Group.