June 11, 2015
Illinois Times Arts and Entertainment
Here’s one F5 central Illinois can be happy about seeing again, as the extremely popular band of some years ago rekindles the magic to bring back the sounds that filled dance floors at bars, festivals, fairs and all kinds of other venues. From December of 1996 to December of 2008, the pop/rock/rap/Top 40/hip-hop group remained the go-to band around town, leaving a swath as one of the most successful bands ever from this area. After a few reunions in 2009 and one each in 2013 and 2014, the same lineup that retired in 2009 of Janet Morris (lead vocals), Ken Duffy (bass, vocals), Jeff Wheaton (guitar, vocals), Drew Aschenbrenner (rapping), Bob Bryant (drums) and Tom Gaskins (keyboards) officially reunited for several dates throughout the rest of 2015. A frequent winner of the Illinois Times “Best of Springfield” readers’ poll-contest, F5 looks forward to taking off from where they were to bring a new era of exciting, contemporary live performance music to central Illinois. Dance on.