5th GEAR

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Madison WI United States

Sounds Like

Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Chris Cagle, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen


Not signed

Digital Location

www.5thgearwebsite.com musicpage.com/5thgear


Member since: 10/19/2012 Year Founded: 2011


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Terry Grinde


Manager/Performer 608-635-8513 [email protected]


  • Original material: 00 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 06 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 0
  • CDs sold: 0
  • Digital songs sold: 0
  • Original Songs: 1
  • Average Draw: 200
  • Largest crowd: 2,500
  • Have sound: Full PA


5th GEAR is a talented and exciting group of experienced professional musicians who replicate today's country better than anybody in the state of Wisconsin.

The band line up includes:
Tim Daniels: Lead Vocals
Michael Vett: Lead Guitar
Terry Grinde: Keyboards / Backing Vocals
Bruce Towle: Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals
Dave Allen: 2nd Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Jim Aron: Drums

2015 First Place "GOLD" winner of Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison" competition in the "Country Band - Singer" category, as voted by southern Wisconsin country fans.

2013 winner of the "Q-106 Hodag Regional Pick-Off" competition.

2012 winner of the Star Country 96.3 "Rock the Ark" Best Video competition.

2012 winner at the Star Country 96.3 Music Awards for "Best Local Group", "Best Live Performance", "Best Male Vocalist" (Tim Daniels), and "Entertainer of the Year".

With an ever growing repertoire of over 80 songs, 5th GEAR plays today's top hits and prides itself on stellar vocal harmonies and incredible replication. With Nashville experience and a national act-caliber PA and Light Show, 5th GEAR can play any venue, big or small. No stranger to the big stage, 5th GEAR is an exceptional choice as an opening act for national touring shows.

In 2015: Besides placing first in the "Best of Madison" voting, 5th GEAR again played at numerous major Wisconsin festivals and venues. Their shows, for the first time, included their newest original music to be released soon on their upcoming album.

In 2014: 5th GEAR shared the bill with Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay and many more at Cadott Country Fest in Cadott, WI, a huge festival with over 100,000 fans attending.
5th GEAR headlined at 47 tour stops and nearly 20 local and community festivals throughout the state of Wisconsin, including Bratfest in Madison, one of the biggest multi-day music festivals in the state.

In 2013: 5th GEAR opened for Toby Keith and Easton Corbin on the Main Stage at Country USA Music Festival in Oshkosh, WI, the nation's largest country music festival with over 150,000 fans attending.
5th GEAR shared the stage with John Michael Montgomery at Riverside Casino in Riverside, IA.
5th GEAR played the Main Stage at the Hodag Country Music Festival in Rhinelander, WI.

5th GEAR is currently in the process of writing the music for their first album.

The Poynette Press

October 18, 2012
Scott De Laruelle

"5th GEAR is a country-rock sextet on the fast track".

Portage Daily Register

June 21, 2012
Craig Spychalla

"They have only been around for six months, but the band 5th Gear already has nicknamed their fans and found a growing audience across the state, and into Iowa".

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