A typical teenage summer wouldn't include a stamp in a passport, sound checks and performances for thousands of international fans at a free concert. But the five members of the all-boy band Beyond 5 aren't exactly ordinary.
The members of Beyond 5 — TJ Ryan, of Salt Lake City; Zac Love, of San Antonio; Ammon Tuimaualuga, of Corona, Calif.; Tanner Myler of Eagle, Idaho; and Patch Crowe, of Gold Coast, Australia — spent their summer in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
For the five pop singers, it all began a little more than nine months ago.
The band was created by songwriter-producer Tyler Castleton and co-writer and business partner Russ Dixon.
Castleton put together the LDS-rooted boy band Jericho Road and worked with them for about 10 years. Dixon was part of a band called Colors.