The Fifth (band)
|Origin||Fayetteville North Carolina, United States|
|Associated acts||Cold Sweat|
|Past members||DC Garcia (Guitarist)
Rob Lee (Drums)
Marc Anthony (Drums)
Joseph "Poptart" Nation (Drums)
Bernie "B-Man" Mangiboyat
The Fifth is a hard rock band from Fayetteville, North Carolina. The current members are vocalist Roy Cathey, guitarist Icky Jim, bassist David "Franko" Franco and drummer Chuck Tipton. The Fifth signed to EMG/Universal Records on July 28, 2009, with Monster Energy sponsoring the band. The Fifth celebrated 11 years together on July 14, 2012 with a free show at IT'Z Entertainment City in Fayetteville NC.
The Fifth started in 2001 out of Fayetteville, North Carolina by Roy Cathey who started out in the early 90s with a band called Cold Sweat with former Keel Lead and Rhythm guitarist Marc Ferrari. Roy Cathey co-wrote on "Long Way Down" and "Killing Floor" from Cold Sweat's debut album Break Out. Cold Sweat released "Lets Make Love Tonight" video to MTV and on that day, Cold Sweat was dropped from MCA records. The breakup of Cold Sweat came when Grunge took over MTV and radio, just like many other bands of that genre and during that era.
Cold Sweat spawned two projects for which Roy Cathey sang; "Sweatin' Bullets" and "Pain Society", both featuring ex-members of Cold Sweat. This is Roy Cathey's second time being signed with a Major Record Label.
Roy Cathey is quoted in an interview with The Fayetteville Feed as saying: "you know what the cool thing about all this is? We never set out to be famous, not originally. We were just having fun." This just shows that these guys are all about making people happy and about giving their fans a great night of music and fun then it is for the money.
The Fifth play a lot of free shows, giving audiences that otherwise would not be able to see them a night that they will remember and tell others about. This is a common practice.
- Roy Cathey - Lead Singer
- Icky Jim - Lead & Rhythm Guitarist
- Chuck Tipton - Drums, Percussion
- David "Franko" Franco- Bass Guitar
- DC Garcia (Guitarist)
- Rob Lee (Drums)
- Marc Anthony - Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
- Joseph "Poptart" Nation (Drums)
- Bernie "B-Man" Mangiboyat - Bass Player And Backing Vocals
The Fifth has signed with WAK Entertainment on July 13, 2010.
- Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 Episode 9 "In the Midnight Hour" Promo featured: "Even To This Day"
- Two separate Dodge Ram commercials have The Fifth songs on them.
- Dodge Ram Challenge (Fireman) has the riffs from "Been Here Before"
- Dodge Ram Challenge (Military) has the riffs from "Turnaway"
|2005||Welcome to the War||Infidel|
|2008||Confessions of Man||Infidel|
|July 28, 2009||Confessions of Man||EMG/Universal Records|
- hardrockhideout.com - The Fifth get signed with EMG/Universal Records
- newmusicreviews.net - North Carolina Rockers THE FIFTH Combine Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll for Upcoming EMG/Universal Debut
- the-fifth.com - The Fifth get sponsored by Monster Energy
- musicmayhem.com - Music Mayhem Interviews Roy Cathey about Cold Sweet and The Fifth
- Lets Make Love Tonight (Video On Youtube.com)
- "MusicMight :: Artists :: PAIN SOCIETY". Rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- fayettevillefeed.com Interviewed The Fifth for their 5th Issue of their Magazine
- The Fifth on the Cover of the 5th Issue of: Fayetteville Feed
- WAK Entertainment
- the-fifth.com -Bulletin Board with B-Man and Roy Cathey talking about the 2 Dodge Ram Commercials
- billboard.com - Billboard Information on The Fifth's Plead
- billboard.com - Billboard Information on The Fifth's Confessions of Man
- Top40-Charts.com - reference The Release of The Fifth's Confessions of Man