If you couldn’t be a musician, what would you be doing instead?
THOMAS: I love working with people, and political science has always
struck me as interesting, so I'd probably be a political activist
of some sort. Or work at the zoo!
ANTHONY: I feel I would either be a producer or professional dancer.
Those both kind of fall under the musician/artist category but growing
up I always wanted to be a basketball player!
COLTON: I would be interested in learning about physical fitness and
ERIC:I truly can't see myself not being one, but if I would have to
say.. I would probably say shark tamer haha just kidding, but i would
seriously look into becoming a baker!
JOEY: I would probably still remain a student/athlete in college.
(Football, Basketball, and Track & Field)
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would
it be and why?
THOMAS: I would love to swap ideas with Freddie Mercury, he was just
the epitome of a rockstar, and a brilliant creative mind. Or Beyonce,
just to witness her talent first hand.
ANTHONY: I would love to collaborate with Pharrell Williams, he’s
a musical genius and I look up to him in so many different ways.
COLTON:I think Jason Mraz would be the kind of vocalist that would
be fun to sing with and would help me step up my own game,
ERIC: Thats a hard question just to pick ONE artist out of the many
amazing ones out there or have been... I would have to say the late
Michael Jackson. The message he sent through his songs were amazing,
he tried changing the world through his music and the impact of his
lyrics. Solely because of that and because of the conviction he gives
when performing, to be on a song with him it would be humbling to
say the least.
JOEY: It would have to be Michael Jackson for the obvious reasons--
If you became President, what is the first action you would take?
THOMAS: Marriage equality would be the quickest easiest thing, but
I'd also focus on investing in developing clean, cheap, and renewable
energy. I wouldn't want to be around the day oil runs out and we have
ANTHONY: Lowering those dang GAS PRICES! Haha, no but I would probably
COLTON: Help push our educational system into the 21st century.
ERIC: I would pass an equality act giving everyone the right to marry
whoever they chose to. I believe in equality for all! Who are we to
say that some people can't have the same bond as your parents do.
Why stop two normal people just like ourselves from getting married?
Just because other people perceive it as "wrong" doesn't
mean that those people have the right to stop others from having the
same rights as everyone else.
JOEY: Paying/giving more credit to our teachers; they are the ones
who influence and guide the youth, the future. Their role in society
is very important to the success of our future.
What social cause is closest to your heart?
THOMAS: Environmental issues for sure. I believe the damage we do
to our planet is insane! Without a planet with viable resources just
to live, all other social issues become less important because we
wouldn't even make it past the 1st level of Maslow's Hierarchy in
a environment that can't even sustain basic human needs.
ANTHONY: To me education reform is what I care about most. I know
that aside from my parents growing up my teachers had a lot to do
with molding me into the person that I am to this day. Children are
the future of our country and having the best education possible while
rewarding the teachers who do this at thankful and generous rate is
COLTON: Animal rights is a cause I look forward to becoming a part
ERIC: The Music and Arts cause. I think funds should be put back into
the arts, because without it kids have no escape for their creativity.
Some schools have it in either High school or just in Elementary when
I believe they need it in both for a smooth transition. I know if
i didn't have music class in 6th-8th grade i wouldn't of met people
with the same passion that i had about music.
JOEY: The high number of teachers that have been fired in the last
couple of years.
What does the right to vote mean to you?
THOMAS: The right to vote represent what our country is all about.
To me, each vote is like a building block that helps shape the country
we live in.
ANTHONY: For me I just turned 18 so I feel more important and I feel
like that one vote that I put in can make change. I feel like I’m
being heard with the right to vote.
COLTON: We are allowed to have our voices heard and able to choose
the people who will represent our wants and needs.
ERIC: It means that even though I have a small voice, I still have
one to be heard and all these little voices come together and make
one huge voice. So every vote does count!
JOEY: The right to vote, in my opinion, means that and individual
is allowed to voice their opinion freely and allows one to feel a
sense of contribution to a certain cause.
What bands or artists did you listen to when you were in high school?
And which bands or artists influenced your style the most?
THOMAS: I listened to a lot of stuff in high school. Panic at the
disco, Mike Jones, Timbaland, and No Doubt were the jam. Stylistically
I was influenced by David Bowie, Brandon Flowers, and just people
who thought outside of the box.
ANTHONY: Growing up there was a lot of hip hop and pop music influence
in my life. From the backstreet boys to 2pac, not in the same realm
of music what so ever but I was just a huge fan of music in general.
As far as style goes Pharrell Williams influenced me the most he always
was innovating and knew what was going to be hot next.
COLTON: I listened to a lot of Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, One Republic,
Adele, and Jason Mraz. Artists that influenced me are first and foremost
vocalists that treat the celebrity aspect as less important than the
craft of singing.
ERIC:I listened to a lot of Usher, Michael, Justin Timberlake, whatever
was popular circa 2007 :)
JOEY: In high school I listened to a lot of Michael Jackson, Stevie
Wonder, Chris Brown & Panic at the Disco. Michael Jackson has
influenced me in ways that push me to think outside the box when it
comes to music and performance.
What activity or group were you involved with in high school that
might surprise people today?
THOMAS: I was in debate and did tournaments, the whole bit. I also
was on the swim team.
ANTHONY: I actually didn’t experience being in a real high school
setting due to focusing on my music career.
COLTON: I spent much of my time training as a level 10 gymnast.
ERIC:I actually didn't go to regular high school. I've been home schooled
since 8th grade, so I never had a chance to join school groups
JOEY: I went to a Humanities Magnet school (higher learning) and studied
everything from sociology to philosophy, still managing to get good
grades to play on the athletic teams.
What's the biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in high school?
(could be personal or academic)
THOMAS: Not being "cool" cause I wasn't a football player
or a jock, I went to school in Texas where those things are really
ANTHONY: Probably the biggest obstacle for me was balancing staying
on top of my school work and working hard towards my career in music.
I wanted to succeed in both so managing both was a challenge.
COLTON: Learning to do activities and be myself despite what my peers
would think was a learning experience that took all four years to
ERIC: Because I was home schooled I had to push myself mentally to
get my work done and finish on time. I'm my own teacher so its a little
difficult being a teenager in the past couple years with all the distractions
of technology and friends.
JOEY: Biggest obstacle would have to be managing my school work with
my intense athletic schedules. Both called for intense dedication
and commitment, thus making it hard for me to succeed in both. However,
I got through and had a good time at the same time.
Do you do any volunteer or community work when you're not on tour?
We are all supporters of an organization called A Place Called Home
that gives kids an after school hang out to keep them out of trouble.
APCH offers kids a way to express through music, dancing, and the
JOEY: I use to work for LAUSD's LA's Best program (afterschool enrichment
program for elementary kids) so I go back & visit whenever I have
time to help the kids with homework and other school activities.
What change would you like to see in our society in the next year?
THOMAS: Love! More love! People get so wrapped up in each others differences.
A more peaceful attitude would do wonders!
ANTHONY: I would love to see a more fit and healthy America, I think
what Michelle Obama is doing with the Let’s Move campaign is
COLTON: I'd like to see more common courtesy, patience, and politeness.
A please and thank you never hurt anyone.
ERIC: That the world will open up to more change for the better and
not just what other people perceive is right and what they're comfortable
with. oh and flying cars!!!!
JOEY: In the next year I would like to see more involvement in giving
our children the best possible education possible. The future is in
their hands so we must work together to make sure they are well taken
care of and well equipped. KIDS ARE THE FUTURE!