R5 is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. R5 is made up of a group of siblings born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, brothers Riker Lynch (bass), Rocky Lynch (lead guitar), Ross Lynch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), sister Rydel Lynch (keyboards) and family friend Ellington Ratliff (drums), from California. While living in Colorado, the Lynch children went to a performing arts school. They used to put on shows for their family and charged them at least a dollar to watch them perform in their basement. The band cites The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys as big musical influences.