NLT in 2008
|Past members||Travis Garland
Justin Joseph "JJ" Thorne
Vahe "V" Sevani
NLT (an abbreviation of Not Like Them) was an American boy band whose members were Travis Michael Garland, Kevin McHale, Justin Joseph "JJ" Thorne, and Vahe "V" Sevani. They were discovered by Chris Stokes, who signed them to his TUG Entertainment label in 2006.
On March 13, 2007, they released their debut single, "That Girl". The following month they opened (with Chantelle Paige) for the Pussycat Dolls. The group's song "Heartburn" (produced by The Underdogs) was included on the soundtrack of the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie. NLT's second single, "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)", was produced by Timbaland and released on August 21, 2007. It peaked at #65 on the Billboard Pop 100. In 2008, they took part in the Johnny Wright-organized Bandemonium tour, with Menudo, and VFactory, which was less than successful. On April 15, 2008, they released their third single, "Karma," as a digital download. NLT planned to release their album Not Like Them in the summer of 2007, but the release was pushed back and ultimately cancelled.
The group was created by V Sevani. McHale went on to appear on the TV show Glee, in the role of Artie Abrams. Thorne is in a new boy band, One Call, with Anthony "AG" Gamlieli and two former members of Menudo, Chris Moy and Jose Bordonada. Garland premiered his debut single, the Danja-produced "Believe" on American Idol on May 19, 2010. His debut album will be released on Interscope later in 2011. Sevani recently released his album "steps" for free download on his website, and a new single also for free download.
While NLT did not officially release a full album, they did have a number of songs released publicly.
- "That Girl"
- "Let Me Know"
- "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)"
- "Can We Go back"
- "It's On", for the Disney Original Movie, Jump In
- "I Choose You"
- "What Happened to Us"
- "Like Dat"
- "Better Than Me"
- "Do It Like I Love It"