“Roy Cathey is one of the most underrated rock vocalists on the planet.” HIGHWIREDAZE.COM
“Just when I thought I’d seen and heard everything a four-piece hard rock group could be, I saw THE FIFTH and experienced a band like no other.”
RON KEEL – RFK MEDIA
After acclaimed performances on the 2022 KISS Kruise, and their Nashville debut at KEELFEST 2 in March 2023, powerhouse rock band THE FIFTH is featured on the new RFK Media compilation album “LIVE THE ROCK Volume One” with the “stellar” track “Starlight,” and is currently in pre-production for their upcoming full-length album release.
Fronted by former MCA recording artist Roy Cathey, affectionately known as “The Mouth Of The South,” THE FIFTH has a potent sound that intertwines classic roots with strands of modern melodic hard rock. After paying dues for over a decade, Cathey and company are putting the pedal down in an all-out push for higher ground.
The veteran frontman, first recognized as the vocalist for Cold Sweat which featured Keel guitarist Marc Ferrari, is joined in THE FIFTH by guitarist Justin Womble, bassist Jake Tripp, and drummer Gary “Zeus” Smith. They spit out an acclaimed self-titled EP in 2021, their third release, and are currently immersed in the process of writing the next full-length album; Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence, Seether) is lending his talents as a co-writer on some of the new material. Producer/musician Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, and Roy’s band mate in Cold Sweat) has come on board to produce the project.
In addition to their Nashville debut at KEELFEST 2 in March, 2023 tour dates include opening slots for Stryper in July. No strangers to the big stage, THE FIFTH recently supported Foreigner at Pope Air Force Base/Ft. Bragg and has toured with and/or opened for Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, Sevendust, Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Kix, Hinder, Tantric and Saliva. They’ve also headlined countless bike events & festivals stateside and garnered rave reviews for their 2008 tour of Japan. The band’s music has appeared in major TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Voice,” and the “2016 Summer Olympics” on NBC.
After bearing witness to this relentless drive & perseverance and loving what they heard on the recent self-titled EP, Ron Keel’s team at RKF Media put a bullseye on THE FIFTH and was determined to make them the first act signed to the new multi-media company. “Their energy is infectious,” Keel explains, “and one view of their most recent video ‘Shake Little Sister’ sealed the deal – that’s exactly the kind of band I can devote my resources to.”
Take a shot of THE FIFTH online at http://thefifthmusic.com, and Roy Cathey can be found all over social media earning his nickname and earning THE FIFTH a growing legion of faithful fans.
the latest official music video from THE FIFTH