Drove a van and trailer around Florida, then the Southeast, then America as Fifth Year Crush.

Shared stages across the US with Dishwalla, Sister Hazel, FeFe Dobson, Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow.

Played with a million bands we haven't heard of since.

Were featured on MTV2 as one of 12 upcoming bands in 2004. Top 10 unsigned band by Alternative Addiction for 2004.

Put out a record we were (and still are) extremely proud of. Don McCollister produced.

Broke up in 2005.


2006-present:

2 guys still passionate about writing music decide to continue on.

Haven't played a live show or stepped inside of a bus, but continue to write songs...

Still working out the details.

Letting the music speak for itself.

Contact: gnicolette@cox.net 352.870.0878

Bio 2006 -

Drove a van and trailer around Florida, then the Southeast, then America as Fifth Year Crush.

Shared stages across the US with Dishwalla, Sister Hazel, FeFe Dobson, Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow.

Played with a million bands we haven't heard of since.

Were featured on MTV2 as one of 12 upcoming bands in 2004. Top 10 unsigned band by Alternative Addiction for 2004.

Put out a record we were (and still are) extremely proud of. Don McCollister produced.

Broke up in 2005.


2006-present:

2 guys still passionate about writing music decide to continue on.

Haven't played a live show or stepped inside of a bus, but continue to write songs...

Still working out the details.

Letting the music speak for itself.

Bio 2002-2005

In 2005, Fifth Year Crush came off the road, put a For Sale sign on the RV, and are wiping their slate clean. Fifth Year Crush is looking for another way to market their music and their passion - and this is only the first step. Below is a summary of the band's accomplishments from 2002 through 2005.

“Wearing This Life” is not only the title of Fifth Year Crush’s first full-length release, it is the state of affairs with members Jason Walls (vocals/guitar), Guy Nicolette (electric guitar/vocals) and Kevin King (drums). The Gainesville, FL based band doesn’t just talk about music or put on “stage personas”. The life they’ve chosen is literally worn every day. And this record offers a glimpse of this life - a gamut of musical and lyrical inspiration from the straight ahead rock single “Devastated,” to the melodically hooky, pop-rocker “Madison,” through the alt-country infused “Next Fall,” the softly tragic “Hollywood Ending,” all the way to the emotionally charged “Waiting Room.”

The meticulously crafted 10-song album was recorded in Atlanta, GA by acclaimed producer Don McCollister (Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and Sister Hazel). The results are evident. Their first single “Devastated" garnered commercial and college radio spins throughout the northeast and southeast.

Following their success as the only indie band on the CAMPLIFIED® tour, Fifth Year Crush soon inked national endorsement deals with Budweiser (as part of its True Music Series) and AMPEnergy Drink by Mountain Dew (AMP Six Pack Series) and signed an extensive performance contract with Walt Disney Productions. Additionally the band inked a national, college booking contract with On Campus and one of only 12 bands featured on MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout series.

Other accomplishments include tour support from 2003-05 for established acts such as Fe Fe Dobson (Island), The Graham Colton Band (Universal), Dishwalla (Immergent), Sister Hazel, and Skye Sweetnam (Capitol) and sharing the stage with Lenny Kravitz, the Indigo Girls, Sugar Ray, Our Lady Peace (SunFest 2000) and Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls (NHL All-Star Weekend 2003); invitations to showcase at numerous industry conferences (the New Nashville Music Conference, the 2002 Axis Florida Music Festival, 2002 EAT-M Conference in Las Vegas, NV.); selection as one of only 200 bands nationwide to participate in the 2002 Jim Beam Rock Band Search and being named "Band of the Week March 13th, 2002”; being featured on numerous compilation releases and an independent film (“A Joyce Story” by Pete Guzzo); and garnering airplay on commercial radio stations throughout the Southeast.


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From Discovering Artists.com’s review of
Fifth Year Crush’s: Wearing This Life

It will only be a matter of time until you hear
this band on your local alt-rock radio station. I
never say that lightly, but Fifth Year Crush has
the ability to make it big –– national airwaves
big - and they're already headed there with their
hit song, "Devastated".
Call them The All-American Rejects meets the
Goo Goo Dolls and Brendan Breen –– their
similarities are still unclassifiable because they
have a sound all their own. Vocally, the lead
singer, Jason Walls, has Graham Colton's
irresistible whiney wail, but the electricallydriven
sound is solely a product of this
energizing four-man modern rock/pop quartet.
The songwriting is honest, and feels like putting on
a comfortable pair of jeans –– the really broken
in kind.
Each time I listen to this album, it gets better
and better. Although I don't consider myself an
alternative/pop fan, if I was, this album would
be my new favorite thing. Certainly, they're a
brilliant addition to the modern rock industry
and it's only a matter of time before the rest of
the world catches on.
Favorite Tracks: Waiting Room, Devastated
Rating: 4 stars

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