of young music fans tuned into the reality TV show "Making of the
Band" to watch the rising pop quintet O-Town unite and evolve piece by
piece. A breakthrough concept in music and television, the show allowed the
public to witness the careers of five young musicians come to life. The talented
bunch - made up of Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller, Trevor
Penick, and Jacob Underwood- endured months of sharpening their skills to become
the most anticipated, most watched new musical group.
But now, as a climactic grand finale to their first season as both music and TV
stars, O-Town has inked a record deal with the legendary Clive Davis and J
Records. The group's scorching debut, "Liquid Dreams," is now making
its way to the airwaves and will be released in record stores nationwide on
With a legion of fans already in place, the group embarked on a 40-city, major
market radio tour of the U.S. where they impressed station personnel with their
live, a cappella version of "All For Love," a song from the television
show. Throughout the tour, the group's notoriety built as fans flocked to their
media interviews and personal appearances.
Recently, O-Town filmed the video for "Liquid Dreams" with acclaimed
director Dave Meyers (Britney, Pink, Outkast). The group is currently in the
studio putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut album, which is
set for release in late January 2001.
"Making the Band", which first premiered in late March, has been
renewed for a new season to begin in early 2001. It is executive produced by Lou
Pearlman (*NSync, Backstreet Boys), Ken Mok at MTV Productions and Mary-Ellis
Bunim and Jonathan Murray at Bunim/Murray Productions ("The Real
World," "Road Rules").
Date of Birth--September 23, 1979
Hometown--Bronx, New York
energetic "Nuyorican" with a baby face, was born and raised in New
York City. He loves to write songs, he has studied voice for four years.
Although he was raised by his Italian mother and his stepfather, he proudly
declares that Puerto Rican culture runs through his soul. Erik is very close to
his mother and admits that his stepfather has been a great dad to him. Erik
looks forward to meeting a girl who loves music as much as he does.
Jacob Christopher Underwood
Date of Birth--April 25, 1980
Hair Color--Dark Red
Hometown--San Diego, California
of California, Jacob has prepared his entire life for this moment. One of 38
cousins in a devout family, Jacob is the sole cousin to not attend college.
Instead, he convinced his family to allow him to pursue his musical dream. A
strong singer, songwriter and guitar player, Jacob brings a unique focus to the
Lee Scott Penick
Date of Birth--November 16, 1979
A handsome native
of California, Trevor is a theater major at California State Fullerton. Trevor
admits that it was his personality and charisma that got him the callback. He
loves The Backstreet Boys and was often teased by his fraternity brothers for
his devotion to pop music. Trevor couples a strong dance talent with a humility
that sometimes overwhelms him. Trevor's drive to succeed stems from his desire
to make his parents proud and to reward the sacrifices they made to send him to
Date of Birth--August 1, 1981
Ashley, a blond
Californian with teen idol looks, radiates charm, charisma and stardom when he
sings. He also composes and plays his own songs, and recently a local radio
station expressed interest in one that he recorded on CD. Ashley began his
musical career when his mother, a piano teacher, taught him to play at age four.
He credits his stepfather with teaching him to play the drums and guitar.
Date of Birth--September 4, 1980
Dan Miller has
been singing and dancing ever since he was born. Born in New Hampshire and
raised most of his life in Ohio, Dan, a naturally gifted singer and dancer, is
the eldest of four children in a non-musical family. His father, a plant manager
for a manufacturing facility, and his mother, a homemaker, have no idea where
Dan's singing talent came from but they enthusiastically support his musical
dreams. A sophomore at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of
Music, Dan is studying electronic media and hopes to be a singer/record producer
in the future. Dan also loves basketball, R&B music and his girlfriend
Cindy. He is the eldest of four in his family.
I would like to thank O-Town.com
for the biography information.