Meet The Band
WORLD5 : "Pop-Rock with a global influence"
WORLD5 has a new line up. Joining Raimund, Steffen and Joe are Swedish bass player, Jimmy Olsson and as the lead singer from San Francisco, California, Lou Evans. Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band. Lou has been showcased with outstanding talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Lorrie Morgan, America, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Waylon Payne, James McCartney (Son of Paul McCartney), Todd Rundgren, Gregory Page, Billy Galewood (aka Bushwalla, co-songwriter of Jason Mraz), Toca Rivera (Jason Mraz percussionist/background vocalist), and Con Brio.
Lou Evans - Lead vocals, guitars
Boise, Idaho, USA
Lou Evans is a singer/songwriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played professional baseball in the Miami Marlins Minor League system from 2001-2005. In 2005, he decided to pursue his burgeoning music career. An American Idol Season 4 contestant, lately Lou has been performing and writing new music.
Lou has been showcased with outstanding talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Lorrie Morgan, America, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Waylon Payne, James McCartney (Son of Paul McCartney), Todd Rundgren, Gregory Page, Billy Galewood (aka Bushwalla, co-songwriter of Jason Mraz), Toca Rivera (Jason Mraz percussionist/background vocalist), and Con Brio.
The past few years he has been given some great opportunities to shine by singing the National Anthem at a San Francisco Giants game and a Golden State Warriors games. When he sings, heads turn. WORLD5´s latest asset as the lead singer and as songwriter.
Joe Gavito - Guitars, keyboards
Joe is a proud, 9th generation Texan, and has been a professional guitarist for almost 40 years.
Starting out his musical life in San Antonio, Texas as a drummer all the way through college, guitar decidedly became his weapon of choice after being fired as the drummer and then rehired, as the lead guitarist when the band he was playing with heard him play guitar one night, during a rehearsal break. His fate was then secured.After touring with show-bands in the 70's and 80's, he landed up back in Houston when he started playing with the band “Mason Dixon”.
This led to countless studio sessions at Mickey Gilley's studio.In 1991, after a 3-year stint in Nashville, working as a freelance musician and working for Gibson Guitars, Joe moved back to Texas to start a family. By 1995, Digital recording became a welcomed reality for this home studio enthusiast, and Randy Miller became his “go to” recording Guru. So now, the circuit was complete.
In addition to contributing electric guitars to WORLD5, Joe is producing Frank Martin Gilligan, and performs as a single artist in Southeast Texas.