Family Force 5 – Live Show “Move yourself when you hear that sound!”


BEST LIVE SHOW 2006-2007 & 2009 Award Winner,
BEST LIVE SHOW 2010 Award Co-Winner,

and a Best Live Show Nominee in the 2008 & 2011 Awards!
Family Force 5 - Best Live Show Award Winner

Runners-Up (2006): tobyMac, John Reuben, The Newsboys, Showbread, Disciple, Skillet, Relient K, Falling Up, Flatfoot 56 (Cornerstone Festival IL. set), Kids In The Way.
Runners-Up (2007): tobyMac, The Newsboys, John Reuben, Showbread, Disciple, Skillet, Switchfoot, Leeland (Long set), Falling Up, Flatfoot 56 (Cornerstone Festival IL. set).
Runners-Up (2009): tobyMac, John Reuben, Showbread, Disciple, The Wedding, Children 18:3, Flatfoot 56 (Cornerstone Festival IL. set), Relient K, Skillet.
CO-WINNER (2010): Skillet.
Runners-Up (2010): tobyMac, The Newsboys, Disciple, Flatfoot 56 (Cornerstone Festival IL. set), John Reuben, Thousand Foot Krutch, Relient K, Superchick, Children 18:3.
Honorable Mentions (2010): Manic Drive, The Almost, The Wedding.


First, let’s give you a little info on the band itself.

Family Force 5’s debut album— co-distributed by both Gotee and Maverick Records— released in early 2006, and since then they’ve made TV appearances on mtvU’s “The Freshman Class”, DirecTV’s CD USA, G4’s “Attack of the Show!”, TVU, and CBS’ “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson; plus, in June 2007 they won Yahoo! Music’s “Who’s Next”, and they’ve been sweeping other fan-vote awards ever since. As for live venues, FF5 headlined a MySpace Show, have been in the Van’s Warped Tour for several years running, have visited major festivals, and have continued to tour— now headlining— nearly nonstop across America and even Europe.

So, why has this Atlanta, Georgia band— comprised of three brothers and two of their friends— so quickly become such a force to be reckoned with?

First on the list is their incredible music style, Crunk Rock. They actually, literally created this genre themselves, blending elements of many existing styles along with many elements of their own to create amazing music that’s fun, rocking, wildly catchy, gives you the urge to move around to it, and is truly, completely unique.

Second is the bandmembers themselves. All five of the guys (Solomon “Soul Glow Activatur” Olds, Jacob “Crouton” Olds, Joshua “Fatty” Olds, Nathan “Nadaddy” Currin, and Derek “Chap Stique” Mount) have great, amazingly quick, and hilarious senses of humor, and they all have great personalities.

Third, of course, is Family Force 5’s unbelievable live show, which has won our Best Live Show Award in 2006, 2007, and 2009.

Family Force 5 - Solomon 'Soul Glow Activatur' Olds Family Force 5 - Nathan 'Nadaddy' Currin
Family Force 5 - Derek 'Chap Stique' Mount Family Force 5 - Joshua 'Phatty' Olds Family Force 5 - Stage Manager 'Xanadu'

(Photo Credits: Ember)

When their show begins, humorously enough, their stage manager “Xanadu” is actually dancing around the stage even more than they are— but their collective energy level, which already begins sky-high, somehow increases with each song, escalating ever higher and faster until “Crouton” is literally standing on top of his drums,

Family Force 5 - Jacob 'Crouton' Olds on top of his drums

(Photo Credit: Ember)

the others are dashing everywhere,

Family Force 5 - Crunk Rockin'!

(Photo Credit: Ember)

the entire crowd is in constant motion… and the air is positively electric. Like their music, Family Force 5’s live show is utterly unique; and it’s a totally awesome, totally fun experience that you’ll long remember.


Live Show Rating: 5 & 1/2 Stars. 5 & 1/2 Stars

Family Force 5 - 'Chap Stique' stops playing in the middle of a song to give our camera a grin!

‘Chap Stique’ stops playing in the middle of a song to give our camera a grin!
(Photo Credit: Ember)

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