Pop band Forever in Your Mind, consisting of Liam Attridge (age 17), Ricky Garcia (age 18) and Emery Kelly (age 19), has released its latest single “Smooth” today, along with another, more serious track called “Missing.”
The L.A.-based trio is on a roll, having toured North America on the 2015 DigiTour alongside Demi Lovato. One of its members, Ricky, starred on the Disney Channel Original Series “Best Friends Whenever.” Emery also made appearances on Disney Channel shows such as “Dog With a Blog” and “Lab Rats.”
And today the three of them made an appearance on Disney’s new show called “The Oh My Disney Show” a talk show-style entertainment program headed by influencer Alexys Gabrielle.
We were granted access to the taping, and are happy to present some behind the scenes footage as well as an exclusive interveiw we got with the guys.You can see that here:
If you are unfamiliar with the band, here is some history provided by their publicist:
“In 2013, on a whim, then-15-year-old Emery signed up for the hit TV talent show, “X Factor.” He passed the first audition and headed for Los Angeles. Luckily for him, while waiting to perform for Simon Cowell, he met fellow competitor, San Antonio native Ricky Garcia.
“I started pursuing music at 10,” remembers Ricky, who grew up in a home filled with soul, R&B, hip-hop, country and pop music. “My parents were supportive. They knew I liked to sing and act.” How supportive? The Garcia family moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to get his career on track. Ricky entered several talent showcases, a strategy that paid off when he met artist manager Joby Harte, who connected Ricky with the Walt Disney Company. Joby is FIYM’s manager today.
When Ricky and Emery met at “X Factor” they instantly became friends. Rather than compete as soloists, the two joined forces with a third hopeful to form a band, dubbed Forever In Your Mind by Simon Cowell. From there, the trio built a foundation, but in time it was clear a new third member was needed. That’s when Emery called his cousin back east.
By then, Liam had become a veteran stage performer, a trained singer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, just what FIYM needed. “When someone asks you to come to L.A. and do this, no 15-year-old would say no,” Liam recalls. “I bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, and I’ve never left.”
In the two years since, FIYM has been on a roll, acting in hit Disney shows and creating a string of thrill-ride cover videos, such as their remakes of “Cake By The Ocean, ” “Shake Your Booty,” and “Night Changes.” Over time, the band has matured as players, performers and songwriters. “Songwriting is another way to increase our creative ability and express how we feel,” Emery says. “When I write with Liam and Ricky, we’re like triangle. We come together and shoot a beam to the sky.”
Here is the FULL performance of the song here, plus an interview with Alexys Gabrielle on “The Oh My Disney Show”