R5 is an American pop rock band. Formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009, the band consists of Ross Lynch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Riker Lynch (bass, vocals), Rocky Lynch (lead guitar, vocals), Rydel Lynch (keyboard, vocals) and Ellington Ratliff (drums, vocals). They got the name 'R5' because all of their names begin with the letter 'R', except for Ellington. Ellington's last name is Ratliff. He is most commonly known as Ratliff to stick with the 'R' theme. Ellington met the Lynches at a dance school in Los Angeles in 2009. In March 2010, they self-released an EP, Ready Set Rock.